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NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: S Ben DeLuca

  • The Draft Network
  • February 4, 2021
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - BEN DELUCA

Ben DeLuca is an average athlete with regards to his agility in coverage and long speed. In the passing game, he is instinctive and finds himself often around the football. He is a high-effort player who plays with an excellent motor. He is physical and aggressive in the run game, showing good tackling efficiency when he comes downhill. He also projects as a good special teams player in the NFL.

Ideal Role: Developmental player.

Scheme Fit: Any.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: App St. (2020), Duke (2020)

Best Game Studied: Duke (2020)

Worst Game Studied: App St. (2020)

Football IQ: He is a very instinctive player who plays the game with good football IQ.

Tackling: He is a tremendous asset as a tackler against the run. He is physical and aggressive at the safety position.

Versatility: He lacks true versatility, as his skill set suggests he should remain at safety only. 

Range: He lacks good long speed, but his good instincts give him better range on the back end.

Ball Skills: He has less than ideal ball skills. This shouldn’t hinder him in the NFL, it just isn’t the strongest part of his game.

Run Defense: He does a good job defending the run. He is a physical and aggressive player and is eager as a run defender.

Functional Athleticism: He isn’t a great athlete overall, but plays the game with good instincts and awareness.

Competitive Toughness: He has excellent competitive toughness, as evidenced in his effort and aggression in the run and passing game.

Flexibility: He should remain at safety only and lacks the positional flexibility to play elsewhere.

Special Teams: His lack of good speed may hinder him on special teams, but his physicality serves him well as a coverage player.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 66/100

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