Brian Branch
Brian Branch  DB  Alabama | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Brian Branch
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Alabama
Position
DB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Tyrone, GA
81.5/100
Player Rating
22
PositionRank
4.49
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
2
Tackles
22
Sol tackles
16

Brian Branch DB Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Brian Branch DB Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.49 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 10/22/2001 Age: 20.6
Overall Rating: 81.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
100%
Run Defense:
93%
Coverage:
75%
Zone:
73%
Man/Press:
76%
DRAFT GRADE: 4th Position rank: #22
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 914
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #106 Pos Rank: #3
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (97.09/100 )
Ovr Rank: #49 Pos Rank: #3
Draft Profile: Bio
Brian Branch from Sandy Creek High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school Branch opted to join Alabama.

In 2020 as a freshman Branch saw action in 11 games and played on a total of 290 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 21 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 9 stops. In coverage Branch notched up 5 pass break ups, 2 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 79.1.

As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2021 Branch played in 15 games and took part on 624 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He made 45 tackles, 11 assists, and had 22 stops. In coverage Branch totaled 4 pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 110.9. In addition he forced 10 total pressuress, and NFL1.DefenseSummary sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
  • Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
  • Reads the QB and gets good breaks on the ball. Bigger hitter than his slight frame implies. Closes quickly and generates explosion.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Very aggressive attacking receiver blocks and tackles like a safety.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a press corner.
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How other scouting services rate Brian Branch (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
94.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
21.0