Ameer Speed
Ameer Speed  CB  Michigan State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ameer Speed
Height
6-3
Weight
210
College
Michigan State
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Jacksonville, FL
58.7
Player Rating
112
PositionRank (DB)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
5
Tackles
63
Sol tackles
37

Ameer Speed CB Michigan State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ameer Speed CB Michigan State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.50 seconds (48%*)
Overall Rank: #491 Position Rank: #112 (DB)
Height: 6-3 (99%*)
Weight: 210 (97%*)
Weight: 210 (97%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (4%*)
Arm: 33 (94%*)
Arm: 33 (94%*)
Span: 78 (67%*)
Span: 78 (67%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.50 seconds (48%*)
Overall Rank: #491 Position Rank: #112 (DB)
Height: 6-3 (99%*) Weight: 210 (97%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (4%*) Arm: 33 (94%*)
Span: 78 (67%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 58.7 / 100
Stock Down
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 111.7
Tackling:
81%
Run Defense:
60%
Coverage:
54%
Zone:
56%
Man/Press:
54%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #112
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1016
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #138 Pos Rank: #20 State Rank: #49
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Ovr Rank: #356 Pos Rank: #42
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Ameer Speed attended Sandalwood High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.880, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Speed opted to join Georgia after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Speed saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 21 snaps at cornerback for the Bulldogs. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Speed notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of .0.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 4 games and logged 37 snaps for the Bulldogs. He made just 3 tackles, no assists, and had 2 stops. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 118.8.

In 2020 as a junior Speed played in 4 games and contributed on 40 snaps. He chalked up no tackles, no assists, and added no stops. In the secondary Speed forced no pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up an elite QB rating when targetted of 39.6.

In 2021 as a senior Speed saw action in 10 games while playing 181 snaps. He logged just 7 tackles, 6 assists, and made one stop. In coverage Speed had no pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered a disapointing QB rating when targetted of 156.3.

After the end of the season Speed transferred to Michigan State where as a fifth year senior for the Spartans in 2022 Speed played in 12 games and took part in 737 snaps for the Spartans. He logged solid 51 tackles, 11 assists, and made 7 stops. In coverage Speed had 6 pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 110.2.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good hustle player who puts himself in the action when he's not directly involved. Knows how to use his height and vertical leap.
  • Speed can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
  • Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
  • Is an explosive mover with quickness and speed. He’s at his best attacking downhill, shooting gaps in run support, and disrupting the backfield.
  • His ball skills are very good. Speed tracks the ball well downfield and has the hands and coordination to come away with interceptions even when Speed isn’t targeted often.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • NFL teams are going to test him deep early on, and he’ll also be prone to flags since he’s grabby downfield.
  • Isn’t great in route recognition when he’s facing the action, is hesitant and susceptible to double moves, and too often gets unnecessarily handsy when playing trail position
  • Opens his hips too early and allows himself to get turned around in coverage.
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.

Ameer Speed percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Share scouting report on Twitter or Facebook

How other scouting services rate Ameer Speed (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
475.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
137.0