- Outside linebacker
- 230 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Lutheran North (MO)
- Current Team
- Missouri Tigers
Antonio Doyle Jr. is a physical linebacker prospect that runs well with very good burst and pursuit speed. He has an athletic frame that should allow him to pack on more good weight once he hits a college weight room. He is a solid prospect at both outside linebacker and tight end but will likely land at linebacker.
As a linebacker, he is quick to read his keys and get a downhill jump on the football. Antonio shows he can beat blockers to the ball with inside-out angles. He is aggressive in pursuit while staying disciplined with his leverage. He has strong take-on skills flashing explosive jolt-back strength but would benefit from consistent leverage and improving power base.
Antonio comes in hot as a tackler and will make solid contact when squared up to ball carrier. He tackles high at times but will still strike and limit leaky yardage. He flashes low drive-through tackles with good pop from his hips but will need to come more consistent in this part of his game.
In pass coverage, he’s capable of covering most TE’s one-on-one. He shows good range in zone coverage and the ability to close quickly on his underneath targets. Shows some tightness in transition but this will come with time. He flashes skill as a pass rusher and blitzer and is quick to penetrate and close.
Antonio is an aggressive and productive linebacker with a great motor. You don’t get offers from Alabama and Georgia at the linebacker position unless you are a potential NFL draft pick. If he is able to stay healthy and hungry, he should develop into an All-SEC caliber player.