Ali Fayad
Ali Fayad  OLB  Western Michigan | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ali Fayad
Height
6-2
Weight
248
College
Western Michigan
Position
OLB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Dearborn, MI
62.0/100
Player Rating
53
PositionRank (LB)
4.89
FortyYD Time
Sacks
13
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
40
Sol tackles
27

Ali Fayad OLB/EDGE Western Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ali Fayad OLB/EDGE Western Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #471 Position Rank: #53 (LB)
40 time: 4.89 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 248
Hands: 9 3/8 Arms: 32 Span: 77 4/8
Date of Birth: 05/12/1999 Age: 23.6
Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 62.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
44%
Pass Rush:
79%
Run Defense:
64%
Coverage:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #53
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 2091
Strengths
  • He's not an elite pass rusher and projects as a left end in a 4-3 defense. If he layers on more muscle, he might fit in the 3-4. Size, strength and versatility should push him into the top 75 picks.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Has a quick burst off the line and times the snap well. Good upper-body strength and length to lock-out his opponent and at least moderate lateral agility to slide inside or spill out to contain.
  • Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
  • Vision to locate the ball and recognize cut blocks. Can rip past blockers and pull down ballcarriers when he cannot fully disengage from linemen.
Weaknesses
  • He doesn't have the elite quickness or flexibility to flatten off the edge against NFL blockers and might have to add bulk to be a 3-4 defense five-technique, or strong-side end in a 4-3.
  • Never out of a play, but can get out of control and work himself away from the action.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • Lacks overpowering strength and can stick to blocks. Lacks explosive speed to bend and flatten off the corner with stiff hips and ankles. Not flexible or fluid.
  • Uncreative pass rusher who lacks counter moves. Raw technique. Streaky and slow to react.
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How other scouting services rate Ali Fayad (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
278.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
36.0