2017 Season Countdown: #69 Elysee Mbem-Bosse

2017 Season Countdown: #69 Elysee Mbem-Bosse


June 20, 2017

Elysee Mbem-Bosse (image via Scout)

Name: Elysee Mbem-Bosse
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 215 lbs.
High school: Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove
Position: Linebacker
Class: Sophomore
Jersey number: #52
Last year: I ranked Mbem-Bosse #58 and said he would be a backup linebacker. He played in 7 games.
TTB Rating: 78

Mbem-Bosse is one of those guys who magically got a lot lighter once he got to college. Listed at 232 lbs. in high school and now pegged at 215, he looked pretty small in 2016 and mainly got special teams time. Don Brown mostly rotated three guys (Ben Gedeon, Mike McCray II, and Devin Bush) at the two inside linebacker positions, and Mbem-Bosse wasn’t even in the conversation.

He still hasn’t been discussed much this spring. Brown is talking about a rotation of McCray, Bush, and walk-on Mike Wroblewski, and there’s always a chance that some of the heavily recruited freshmen jump ahead of him, too. Mbem-Bosse needs to pack on some weight before he’s a viable option at middle linebacker. With McCray and Wroblewski both graduating after the 2017 season, Mbem-Bosse likely has to wait until 2018 or beyond for a real shot at serious playing time.

Prediction: Backup linebacker, special teamer

8 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jun 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    I’d rate Singleton and Gil ahead of him,

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    je93
    Jun 21, 2017 at 12:37 AM

    Is this the first guy to drop since last year’s ranking? 11 spots is quite the dip, especially this early in his career

  3. Painter Smurf
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    Painter Smurf
    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:34 AM

    Another guy who needs to stake his claim as a legit second stringer early in the fall, with three dynamic freshmen coming in.

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    Roanman
    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    One thing to consider here is the likelihood that one or all of our incoming freshman LBs also come in “magically” lighter/smaller than advertised.

    James Ross allays struggled to get big, Josh is bigger than James, but i have my doubts about 221. Singleton never looked 215 to me. Anthony ….. I dunno about 6’0, 220.

    Maybe, on all of them, but showing up smaller than the HS program suggested is a thing, everywhere.

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      Roanman
      Jun 21, 2017 at 7:36 AM

      Oh yeah, I pull out Kwity Paye’s film every once in a while. I’d try him at Mike, just to see if he can feel the game and then cover from there. That’s the kid that looks to me like your potential thumper in the middle.

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        Roanman
        Jun 21, 2017 at 7:38 AM

        I know ….. easier moving up than moving back. But he’s a such a nice combination of tough and mobile.

    • Thunder
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      Jun 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM

      I totally agree, but 232 down to 215 is a big drop.

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        Roanman
        Jun 21, 2017 at 2:29 PM

        Yeah.

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