A.J. Hampton Jr.
A.J. Hampton Jr.  CB  Northwestern | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
A.J. Hampton Jr.
Height
5-11
Weight
180
College
Northwestern
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Warren, AR
62.2/100
Player Rating
100
PositionRank (DB)
4.46
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
12
Tackles
40
Sol tackles
35

A.J. Hampton Jr. CB Northwestern | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

A.J. Hampton Jr. CB Northwestern
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #558 Position Rank: #100 (DB)
40 time: 4.46 seconds
Height: 5-11 Weight: 180
Overall Rating: 62.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
37%
Run Defense:
47%
Coverage:
63%
Zone:
68%
Man/Press:
58%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #100
College Games: 33 College Snaps: 1309
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1200 Pos Rank: #106
Draft Profile: Bio
A.J. Hampton Jr. attended Wharton High School and was rated a 3 star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.840, going unranked by ESPN Following high school, Hampton Jr. opted to join Northwestern.

In 2018 as a freshman Hampton Jr. saw action in 2 games and played on a total of 14 snaps for the Wildcats. He recorded 2 tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Hampton Jr. notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 118.8.

As a sophomore for the Wildcats in 2019 Hampton Jr. played in 11 games and took part on 284 snaps for the Wildcats. He made 14 tackles, 3 assists, and had 3 stops. In coverage Hampton Jr. totaled no pass break ups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 106.0.

In 2020 as a junior Hampton Jr. played in 8 games and contributed on 328 snaps. He chalked up 21 tackles, 6 assists, and added 10 stops. In the secondary Hampton Jr. forced 3 pass break ups, one interception, and gave up a QB rating when targetted of 65.5.

In 2021 as a senior Hampton Jr. saw action in 12 games while playing on 683 snaps. He logged 40 tackles, one assist, and made 6 stops. In coverage Hampton Jr. had 10 pass break ups, no interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 107.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
  • A coordinated athlete with good footwork and balance. A heady cover player with above-average ยท feel and anticipation in space.
  • Alert defender for zone coverage, showing good understanding of route progressions occurring behind him and a quick burst downhill to break on underneath passes in front of him.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Needs work on backpedaling to prevent defenders from getting behind him.
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a press corner.
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How other scouting services rate A.J. Hampton Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
516.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
103.0
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