Braden Fiske
Braden Fiske  DL  Florida State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Braden Fiske
Height
6-4
Weight
292
College
Florida State
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Michigan City, IN
85.8/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (DL)
4.78
FortyYD Time
Sacks
6
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
43
Sol tackles
17

Braden Fiske DL Florida State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Braden Fiske DL Florida State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.78 seconds (80%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (62%*) Weight: 292 (60%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (26%*) Arm: 31 (11%*) Span: 77 4/8 (16%*)
Forty: 4.78 (C) (80%*) Shuttle: 4.37 (C) (75%*) Ten Yard: 1.68 (C) (59%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (73%*) Broad: 117 (C) (78%*)
Bench: 26 (C) (54%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.78 seconds (80%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (62%*) Weight: 292 (60%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (26%*) Arm: 31 (11%*)
Span: 77 4/8 (16%*)
Forty: 4.78 (C) (80%*) Shuttle: 4.37 (C) (75%*)
10 Yard: 1.68 (C) (59%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (73%*) Broad: 117 (C) (78%*)
Bench: 26 (C) (54%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 85.8 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
59%
Pass Rush:
79%
Run Defense:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #57 Position rank: #10
College Games: 57 College Snaps: 2253
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.2 (85%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Zacch Pickens - South Carolina
87%
Keion White - Georgia Tech
83%
Isaiah McGuire - Missouri
78%
Draft Profile: Bio
Braden Fiske from Michigan City High School was rated a After high school, Fiske joined Western Michigan.

In 2018 as a freshman Fiske saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 17 snaps for the Broncos. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Broncos in 2019 Fiske played in 12 games and took part in 279 snaps for the Broncos. He recorded 10 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 7 total pressures, and 5 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Fiske played in 6 games and contributed on 305 snaps. He recorded 13 tackles, 4 assists while making 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 14 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Fiske logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 471 snaps for the Broncos. He also added 29 tackles, 7 assists, and 26 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 33 total pressures, which included 23 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Fiske logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 737 snaps for the Broncos. He also added 40 tackles, 14 assists, and 36 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 45 total pressures, which included 32 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and an impressive 8 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Displayed an incredible combination of size and speed with a 4.78 forty at 292 pounds. He also put up elite numbers in vertical, and shuttle. He's a serious freak!
  • Displays exceptional athleticism and movement skills, crucial for a defensive tackle.
  • Quick off the ball, showing ability to penetrate with his get-off when timing the snap count effectively.
  • Effective in setting up pass-rush moves and demonstrates agility and quickness.
  • Exhibits upper-body strength and physicality at the point of attack against the run.
  • Outstanding explosiveness and snap timing, carrying high energy into contact.
  • Shows a strong motor, willing to chase plays across the field with relentless pursuit.
  • Has the strength and power to absorb and pry through double-teams, showcasing good leverage in run defense.
  • Utilizes a diverse set of pass-rushing moves, including a solid arm-over and powerful forklift moves.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Struggles with pad level, leading to leverage issues against offensive linemen.
  • Hand placement needs refinement to avoid exposing chest and improve block shedding.
  • Lacks ideal lower-body strength, affecting his base as a run defender.
  • Below-average arm length limits his power and ability to disengage from blocks cleanly.
  • Shows some stiffness in hips, affecting his ability to maneuver past blocks with agility.
Scouting Report: Summary
Braden Fiske with a quick first step, ability to disrupt the backfield, and relentless motor stand out as key attributes that NFL defenses covet. However, Fiske's journey to becoming a consistent contributor at the pro level will require some refinement in technique, particularly in hand usage and leveraging his lower-body strength.

His standout performance at the NFL Combine, showcasing top-tier athleticism, particularly in speed and agility drills, bolsters his case as a sleeper pick. His age, as a 24-year-old rookie, might deter some teams looking for younger talent, but Fiske's immediate impact ability and work ethic are expected to mitigate concerns over his developmental curve.

Defensive schemes prioritizing quickness and penetration from their interior linemen will find Fiske's attributes particularly appealing. His journey from a three-star recruit to an impactful presence against Power Five competition exemplifies his resilience and adaptability—traits that will serve him well at the next level. As the draft approaches, Fiske's combination of athleticism, motor, and collegiate production presents a compelling case for teams looking to bolster their defensive front with a player with some serious upside.

Braden Fiske percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 03/13/2024
Braden Fiske from Florida State stood out among defensive tackles, showcasing exceptional athleticism. Fiske dominated with the fastest 40-yard dash time at 4.78 seconds, led in the 10-yard split with a time of 1.68 seconds, and achieved a broad jump distance of 9 feet 9 inches, the best in his group. Additionally, he secured the third spot in the vertical jump, reaching 33.5 inches. Fiske's dedication to the game was already well-regarded by coaches and scouts, especially after he demonstrated his team spirit by playing for one team during the Senior Bowl week after initially practicing with another. His performance at the combine solidified his reputation as not just a hard worker, but a top-tier athlete in the field.

How other scouting services rate Braden Fiske (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
53.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
10.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.