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Junior Colson

Junior Colson (LB) – Michigan / Senior

6’2-1/4″, 238 Lbs. (Combine)

2022 Stats: 14 Games, 42 Solo, 59 Assists, 101 Total, 6 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 PD

2023 Stats: 15 Games, 44 Solo, 51 Assists, 95 Total, 2 TFL, 2 PD


Awards: 2023 Ronnie Lott Trophy

Measurables (Combine):

Hand Arm Wing
9-3/8″ 32-1/2″ 77-1/2″
40-Dash 10-Split Vertical Broad 3-Cone 20-Shuttle Bench
Pro Day Pro Day Pro Day Pro Day Pro Day Pro Day Pro Day

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day.  Recovering from a broken hand and did not participate at Combine).

Games Watched: 2023 vs. Penn St.


Colson is tough/gritty, will take on lead blockers and stop them in their tracks, filling the hole. Strong in coverage, athletic enough to stick and stay with RBs/TEs. Colson was the Alpha on arguably the best defense in all of college football in 2023. Colson plays with pop, arrives with impact and usually stops the ball carrier dead in their tracks. Very athletic for his size. Colson has shown the willingness to play through injuries and has been productive when doing so.


Flows to clutter a little more than I’d like to see. Freezes a bit too much, would like to see him stay active at the snap and do a better job of shooting open windows/meeting the ball carrier at the LOS or backfield. Some injury concerns, broken hand in 2023, foot injury in 2022.


In 2024 Colson was named the team MVP for the university of Michigan and was also named the team’s toughest player. Colson is likely going to be one of the top ILB taken in this class. Colson brings to the table a very well-rounded package; he is stout against the run and strong in coverage. If Colson ends up somewhere like Houston where an experienced LB coach can help him develop his skills watching film and reacting to the run, he could turn into a top LB at the next level. 

Completed by: @CoachSchepps, 03/12/24

Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 03/12/24




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