Height: 63Weight: 247 lbsCla s: SeniorSchool: Penn StateA former four-star recruit from Erie, Pennsylvania, who attended Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Luketa was recruited as a linebacker and played most of his 2019 and 2020 snaps in the box. (He also played nickel for the Nittany Lions.)His versatility stood Alex Stalock Jersey out in 2021, where he predominantly aligned as a defensive lineman (from a 1-technique in pa sing situations, all the way to a wide-9).Luketas versatility, and tweener status, are unique, and it speaks to his overall desire to find the football field. He always performed the task that head coach James Franklin Chris Stewart Jersey a signed, which is why he was a team captain.Luketa has said that wants to be , the former Nittany Lion turned Dallas Cowboy being Luketas best friend. Parsons's versatility in the NFL (and in college) spawned desire in Luketa, who first displayed his ability to play consistent snaps at defensive line against Wisconsin in 2021. Luketa pivoted from defensive line to linebacker the next week against Ball State because Ellis Brooks took a targeting penalty. It was against Ball State where Luketa intercepted Drew Plitt with one hand and returned it for a touchdown. Luketa Jason Zucker Jersey s impre sive college career wasnt filled with eye-popping stats, but his ability to win in a variety of ways earned him a trip to the 2021 Reeses Senior Bowl.Scroll to ContinueVersatile defender who can play multiple positions (LB, EDGE, DL, Nickel)A balanced, compact, player with a good frameCompetitive toughne s is through the roof, never gives upGood tackler with physical demeanorOn shorter side, allows him to use natural leverage as a pa s rusher - wins pad level Longer arms allow him to keep his chest cleanViolent hands at the point of attack, allows him to shed blocks easierCan stack and shed as a linebacker/can set edge as EDGE defender, good low COGLeverage plus lower body flexibility to bend around punches at top of arcSmart player who understands offensive intentionsWas a team leader (Captain in 2021)Isnt an exceptional athleteLacks sideline to sideline NFL speed for LB positionNot very explosive as a LB or at the EDGE positionFirst step is only adequate as Thomas Vanek Jersey EDGE rusherWont bend the corner through contact as EDGE rusher (can dip low around punches)Click on an image to pull up the story you wish to read.1 / 6 Overall, Luketas ability to execute multiple roles at a solid level will be valuable at the next level. He packs a punch, plays with good balance/leverage and he can hold his own against blockers much bigger than him in the run game. He isnt a dynamic athlete and doesnt have the type of burst to consistently win Erik Haula Jersey at EDGE.I love his long arms, his ability to win with his hands, his motor, and his ability to quickly diagnose from multiple positions, but his lack of high-end athletic traits will lead him to day three in the 2022 NFL Draft. GRADE: 5.9