2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOEL LANNING: Iowa State, 6020 230 4.70. Three-year starter from Ankeny, IA. Started two years at quarterback and one year at linebacker. Two-year co-captain who received All- America honors. Was first-team All-Big 12 as well as runner up in the voting for the Paul Hornung and Lombardi awards. Cyclone team MVP and Shrine Game participant. Competed as a three-way player - offense, defense, and special teams. Switched to linebacker in the spring of 2017. He has excellent change of direction and a quick downhill reaction. Good agility in traffic to get in on a play. He is aggressive in his strike and showed shed ability on the move. He takes good zone drops and has range in coverage with a quick break on the ball. Lanning shows match-up skill and can run with a back. During the week of practice at the Shrine game he showed good inside and outside gap fits and pursuit range. A football smart utility and special teams’ player. A four down linebacker who will be an asset to any team. 2017 stats: 117 T, 11 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 PBU, 3 QBH. Not invited to Combine. Pro day numbers: 33/VJ, 9-6/BJ, 7.01/3 cone. Sixth/seventh round. (A-32, H-9, BP-26, SS-4.69).