Caleb Tannor NFL Draft

Caleb Tannor

  • EDGE Nebraska
  • Senior
  • #154
  • 6'3"
  • 225lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

2021 Season

SACK

2

QBH

4

TFL

5

TACK

18

Prospect Summary

Caleb Tannor 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Former four-star recruit from Stone Mountain, GA
  • Earned degree in Child, Youth & Family Studies in winter 2021
  • Pulled offers from schools such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU, FSU, and more
  • Has contributed early in his career on special teams 

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Zone-heavy system (Cover 3, quarters, etc.)
  • 2022 projected role: Starting EDGE

Pros: There are some super high-level tools to work with here. Caleb Tannor has a great deal of length and extension to his frame and pairs that with explosive functional athleticism and hand power. Despite his lack of size and mass, you see bright flashes of pop in his game—he just struggles to sustain it. But tackles will have a hard time syncing up their punch if he’s well disciplined in his approach. The athletic profile allowed Nebraska to use him in other ways as well. The Huskers called upon him to serve as a QB spy in stretches of play and mirror underneath to take away throwing windows with noted impact. He’s a high-motor prospect who offered Nebraska fresh juice on the edge amid the rotation the team sported through most of the games I studied from last season. If you like flexible, twitchy pass rushers with length, the odds are you’re going to like Tannor for what he can be as a developmental target—especially the first time you see him convert speed to power on a heavier tackle and see him flat-back a man with 100 pounds on him

Cons: The production is not where you would want it to be. A few things about Caleb Tannor’s resume are like that, as a matter of fact. You do wish he showed the ability to add more mass onto his frame—his lack of weight rears its head intermittently in spite of the pop and power he flashes in his hands. The end result is some reps where he’s defeated on his secondary surge, as he simply lacks the anchor in the lower half and core to sustain himself and prevent getting rolled back or bubbled off the point of attack. I’m interested to see how he develops with his rush plan. Too often he pulls off rushes too quickly, giving a sense that he wasn’t rushing with a purpose or an intent. The end result is an undersized rusher who hasn’t yet shown the consistent anchor to play early downs in the NFL but also does not have the rush repertoire or consistency to warrant consideration to play as a designated pass rusher. It’s a difficult challenge but I’d be betting on his traits in the right value range regardless. 

Caleb Tannor NFL Draft Scouting Report by Kyle Crabbs