Derrick Nnadi Draft Profile

Derrick Nnadi draft profile

Strengths:

  • Low center of gravity
  • Play strength
  • Good burst off snap
  • Gap attacker
  • Lateral agility
  • Decent pass rush moves

Analysis: Derrick Nnadi may be considered small for the position, but he is thick throughout and has the play strength to hang at the NFL level. His low center of gravity increases leverage along interior. Possesses outstanding play strength and can chunk plates around in the weight room like it’s nothing. Has good snap quickness. Able to attack gaps or read and react as 2-gapper. Can stick and shed blockers to catch runners darting through his gaps. Lateral agility and low pad level make him hard to secure and pin on move blocks. Productive tackler with good range. Leverages gap and works to maintain run fits. Shows ability to recover when attacked and dislodged from angle block. As a pass rusher, can counter from gap to gap when facing single block. Utilizes a swim and a quality slap and rip to attack the edge. Has lower body drive to generate some pocket push.

Weaknesses:

  • Undersized
  • Needs to use and win with hands more
  • Play diagnosis
  • Struggles against double teams
  • Counter moves

Analysis: Despite his play strength, Nnadi is considered small for the position, and that will severely hurt his draft value (look at what an NFL GM said below). He will get big-boyed at times when he’s facing a wide-body with power. Needs to win early with his hands to stay ahead in the rep. Can still improve quickness to diagnose run direction. Base is a little inconsistent through contact and he will lose some ground against quality double teams. He has a difficult time continuing his pass rush after a strong initial jab shocks him.

What NFL execs say: “He’s a good football player but I don’t know what kind of impact he has in the NFL. He’s not going to be in on rush downs and I don’t know that he’s a true disruptor. It’s not that I don’t like him but those kids of nose tackles have limited draft value.” — NFC General Manager

Size: 6’1 299lbs

Draft Rank: No.6 DT

NFL Comparison: Elijah Qualls

Draft Projection: Round 4

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