2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Delaware SAF Nasir Adderley

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 206

COLLEGE: Delaware

CLASS: Senior

2018 STATS: 86 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 7 passes defended, 4 interceptions, 1 forced fumbles (12 games)

CAREER STATS: 264 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 22 passes defended, 11 interceptions, 1 defensive touchdown, 4 forced fumbles (45 games)

GAMES WATCHED (3): North Dakota State, Elon, Lafayette

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3 CONE 20S 60S
19 38″ 129″

COVERAGE ABILITY (16/20)

  • Comfortable in deep and shallow zone coverage — occasionally allows too much cushion to receivers in an effort to bait the quarterback
  • Seldom lined up in man coverage, but has the physical traits to project favorably to that role
  • Has range/instincts to thrive in deep middle coverage role

MENTAL PROCESSING (17/20)

  • Good coverage instincts
  • Quick downhill trigger in run support
  • Good feel for coverage spacing in zone
  • Anticipates route breaks fairly well
  • Occasionally moved out of position by play fakes

SPEED/RANGE (13.5/15)

  • Very good sideline-to-sideline range on the back end
  • May not have an elite top gear, but has more than enough speed to cover sideline-to-sideline from a deep middle coverage role

TECHNIQUE/AGILITY (13.5/15)

  • Very fluid athlete — opens hips quickly and effortlessly in turn and run situations
  • Smooth and efficient backpedal

RUN DEFENSE (8/10)

  • Consistent, wrap-up tackler
  • Generally takes good pursuit angles to the ball-carrier
  • Brings hit power and physicality to tackling approach
  • Gets off blocks fairly well

BALL SKILLS/PLAYMAKING (9/10)

  • Very good ball skills (11 interceptions in four-year career)
  • Disruptive at the catch point (22 career PBUs)

BLITZ (3.5/5)

  • Hardly utilized as a blitzer, but has the speed and effort to be effective in this area

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4.5/5)

  • Good safety size at 6-0, 206
  • Arm length is a little on the shorter side at 31″

RED FLAGS

  • Level of competition (FCS)

OVERALL GRADE: 85.00/100.00 — 1ST ROUND — Rookie starter; top-15 player at position/good player with Pro Bowl potential

NFL COMPARISON: Malik Hooker

SCHEME FIT: Single-high safety in Cover 1 and Cover 3 looks. Comfortable in two-high as a strong or free safety. Can play in the box. Didn’t see much time in the slot, but traits are projectable to nickel.

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late 1st/Early 2nd

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