Joe Bachie - Michigan State

Height/Weight - 6'1/230

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (February 26, 1998)

Combine Results - 40-4.67, Vert-33.5", Broad-119.0"

Class - Senior

Conference - Big Ten East

NFL Draft Projection - Round 6

College Stats -

2019 - 37 (Solos)/35 (Assists)/9.5 (TFL)/3.5 (Sacks)

2018 - 47 (Solos)/55 (Assists)/9.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)

2017 - 46 (Solos)/54 (Assists)/7.5 (TFL)/2.5 (Sacks)

2016 - 3 (Solos)/8 (Assists)/2.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonLeighton Vander Esch, Matt Milano

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Stopping power in the hole when coming downhill, NFL mass & size for a true MIKE

  • Good communicator on the backend, solid ability to get guys aligned then execute

  • Demonstrated excellent diagnostic ability & mental quickness diagnosing run or pass

  • Effective dropping in zone coverage then coming up and making tackles underneath

  • Great instincts & football IQ, easily adjusts to motion,rarely fooled by crossing routes

  • He is very good against the run, mainly due to his physical nature in the box

  • Aggression evident when taking on lead blockers, disengaging & getting to the football

  • Disciplined to not get sucked out of position, like what he brings down hill into the teeth

  • He's well seasoned & won't get caught guessing or jumping into gaps prematurely

  • Discipline allows him to gain ground into the LOS as he's working over the top of plays

  • Anticipation & ability to feel combo blocks lets him beat blockers to spot & contest gaps

  • Good production as a penetration linebacker also shows good contact balance

  • Wins leverage in tight quarters, linear situations with hip hinge & solid technique

  • Run defender at NFL level, physicality between tackles brings value to a defense 

  • Intelligence & discipline in reads puts him in position to shoot gaps & challenge LOS 

Player Notes Cons


  • Zone awareness is lacking, spot drops without acknowledgement of route distribution

  • Lack of athletic ability exposes him on boundary runs or working against play action

  • Will attack ball look for a big hit instead of dropping hips, wrapping up & driving 

  • Gives up yards after contact, NFL role will be capped by lack of coverage skills

  • Lacks transitional quickness, explosiveness into the gap, or long speed to influence runs

  • Will be times where he overextends himself on an initial punch and give up leverage