Nasir Adderley Scouting Report

nasir adderly scouting report
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Strengths:

  • NFL pedigree
  • Started at both corner and safety
  • Lateral quickness and agility to tackle in space
  • Fluid hips make change of direction look easy
  • Displays cornerback’s instincts and ball skills when he’s in the area
  • Goes low to wrap and finish the legs
  • Ball hawk

Weaknesses:

  • Play recognition as safety needs work
  • Focuses on target rather than ball
  • Inconsistent at finding football and reading running back on downhill run fits
  • Angle of pursuit
  • Can get run over by powerful ball carriers

Analysis: Adderley is an intriguing prospect who can develop into one of the best safeties in this class–he needs to work on his play recognition and diagnosis–that is where he has really struggled on tape, but he is a baller. He has great length, size and athletic ability who is always around the ball. He is a willing tackler although he has been inconsistent with his tackling technique but he is not afraid to mix it up at the line of scrimmage or in the running game. His cover skills are elite for a safety and I can see a team moving him back to corner where he has spent a lot of his career. His NFL pedigree is evident however, he is the cousin of Herb Adderley, the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back who starred for the Packers and Cowboys in the 1960’s.

Size: 6’0 206lbs

Draft Rank: Top 5 Safety

NFL Comparison: Jessie BatesĀ 

Draft Projection: Day 2 pick

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