2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ohio State LB Tommy Eichenberg

Ohio State football headshots Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Tommy Eichenberg

Ohio State

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Tommy Eichenberg

Ohio State

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Career Stats

YearSchoolClassGamesSolo TacklesAssisted TacklesTotal TacklesTackles For LossSacksInterceptionsPasses DefendedForced Fumbles
2020Ohio StaterFR10220.00.0000
2021Ohio StaterSO133331646.50.0120
2022Ohio StaterJR13774312012.02.5130


  • Superb ability to read the quarterback as he drops into and navigates zone coverage
  • Quite skilled at wrapping up ball carriers in space at the second-level
  • As a pass rusher, possesses good timing to create drive and push inside
  • Plays with an extremely high level of effort and unwillingness to give up


  • Lacks a consistent ability to mirror RBs and TEs at the line of scrimmage
  • Adequate awareness of where the receiver is located beyond the second-level
  • Struggles to remain patient against the run at the point of attack


2024 NFL Draft: Tommy Eichenberg Draft Profile and Scouting Report

Tommy Eichenberg first saw significant playing time in 2021, having only played in five games the previous two seasons. Recorded 77 solo tackles in 2022, which are the second-most over the last 20 years (Ryan Shazier – 101 in ’13). His brother, Liam Eichenberg, is a starting offensive tackle in the NFL.

Tommy Eichenberg 40 Time

Projected 40 Time: 4.75 seconds

Tommy Eichenberg is a fifth-year contributor at linebacker for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Despite being a top performer over the last two seasons, Eichenberg opted to return for the 2023 season. Possesses solid height and weight for the linebacker position when compared to the league average. Our projected 40 time of 4.75 seconds would be considered average for the position.

Eichenberg plays with an extremely high motor and effort throughout the entire play. Has a good ability to alter his attack angles when engaging shifty runners in the flats. Displays a very good ability to read the quarterback’s eyes as he drops into coverage to patrol his area. Does a great job of wrapping up the ball carrier and finishing the tackle in space. Shows good timing to attack in-line tight ends and create drive inside.

However, he has an adequate ability to leverage the ball outside of the hashes to force the runner back inside. Needs to improve upon his ability to diagnose plays at the point of attack. He’ll bite on runs at the second-level early, often taking him out of position to make a play on the ball. His awareness of where the receiver is located beyond the second-level is adequate. Inconsistent ability to mirror at the line of scrimmage to remain locked in a confined area with his target.

Recruiting Bio


  • 2022 Butkus Award semifinalist
  • 2022 Bednarik Award semifinalist
  • His 77 solo tackles in 2022 ranked second-most by a Buckeye in twenty years
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten and Two-Time OSU Scholar-Athlete

2024 LB Rankings


Jeremiah Trotter Jr

LB – Clemson


Tommy Eichenberg

LB – Ohio State

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