Scout Premium Content

Outside Linebackers: James Gayle

Gayle (Andrew Weber - USA Today Sports)

Virginia Tech's James Gayle, the nephew of former NFL player Shaun Gayle, is considered one of the most physical defenders in college football.

From what sources have told Packer Report, the Green Bay Packers are doing an extensive amount of research into this year's draft class of outside linebackers. That's noteworthy considering the resources poured into Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, both first-round picks, and Mike Neal (re-signed) and Julius Peppers (signed), who, along with Perry, will fill multiple roles in the elephant position...

PackerReport.com Recommended Stories


  • It took seven games but the YAC-producing, tackle-breaking Randall Cobb returned on Sunday against Carolina (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

  • With a depleted supporting cast of proven playmakers, Aaron Rodgers might be having his best season. Nonetheless, Rodgers' brilliant numbers haven't exactly dropped the jaws of anyone in the Packers'…

  • One week at a time, Green Bay's defense has been turning its weaknesses into strengths. With Week 7 almost in the books, the Packers rank 10th in points and tied for eighth in yards per play, and sore…

  • The Thursday night showdown between the Broncos and Chargers at Mile High Stadium (sponsorship withstanding) could see passing yardage a half mile long. Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers are at the top…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner recommends a handful of players who should ride the pine. It may be because of a bad matchup, lost playing time, a nagging injury or an overwhelming…

Up Next


Tweets