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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DT Jordon Scott

  • The Draft Network
  • January 27, 2021
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - JORDON SCOTT

Jordon Scott aligns as an IDL for the Ducks' hybrid defense. He aligns mostly at NT in the 0-technique. He is a bit undersized by ideal NFL parameters. However, he has good athleticism, as evidenced in his get-off and agility. He is a shorter player who plays with natural leverage. When his pad level is good his bull rush is effective. He could potentially add value as a rusher in subpackage situations. 

Ideal Role: Subpackage rusher.

Scheme Fit: 4-3 defensive scheme or any single-gap system.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Stanford (2019), Auburn (2019), USC (2020)

Best Game Studied: Auburn (2019)

Worst Game Studied: None

First-Step Explosion: His first step explosion is good. He demonstrates good get-off and initial quickness off the snap. He attacks the leverage of linemen quickly off the snap.

Flexibility: He lacks true positional flexibility. He is best suited as a NT, ideally in a 4-3 scheme.  

Hand Counters: He could afford to learn to use his hands better. Although he is effective with his bull rush, learning to use his hands will help him to disengage quicker.  

Hand Power: He demonstrates adequate power in his hands. He shows some functional power as a bull rusher. However, he struggles to disengage at times. 

Run Defending: He is good at defending the run, particularly when he uses his good initial quickness to penetrate gaps. He is disruptive.

Effort: He has moments of playing with good effort. However, he is inconsistent in this regard. He could afford to get in better shape, which would help his emotional endurance. 

Football IQ: He demonstrates adequate IQ. This is mainly evidenced in his ability to decipher blocking schemes. 

Lateral Mobility: He has some quickness and agility when moving laterally. He can get caught up in trash en route to the football. However, he generally does a good job of moving laterally.

Functional Strength: He has good functional strength. This is evidenced in his proficiency as a bull rusher. It is also evidenced in his ability to disengage.

Versatility: He lacks true positional versatility overall. He is best suited as a 4-3 IDL and lacks ideal measurables to play elsewhere.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 70/100

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