Chris Braswell
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Chris Braswell
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Chris Braswell LB/EDGE Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chris Braswell LB/EDGE Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 251 (88%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (37%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (70%*) Span: 80 7/8 (93%*)
Forty: 4.60 (C) (79%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (44%*) Broad: 115 (C) (37%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (79%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (75%*) Weight: 251 (88%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (37%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (70%*)
Span: 80 7/8 (93%*)
Forty: 4.60 (C) (79%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (70%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (C) (44%*) Broad: 115 (C) (37%*)
(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
Overall Rating: 86.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
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Pass Rush:
Run Defense:
Overall Rank: #52 Position rank: #5
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 966
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 91/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #7 Pos Rank: #3
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Ovr Rank: #39 Pos Rank: #2
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Derick Hall - Auburn
Will Anderson Jr. - Alabama
Baron Browning - Ohio State
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Drafted: ROUND: 2 - Pick Number: 57 (TB)
Draft Profile: Bio
Chris Braswell from St. Frances Academy High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Braswell joined Alabama after being heavily recruited.

In 2021 as a freshman Braswell saw action in 12 games and played a total of 114 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded just 9 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 11 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2022 Braswell played in 12 games and took part in 283 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 11 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 27 total pressures, and 19 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 4 sacks during the year.

In 2023 as a junior Braswell played in 13 games and contributed on 534 snaps. He recorded 21 tackles, 14 assists while making 24 stops. In coverage Braswell chalked up no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 90.6. As a pass rusher, he produced 54 total pressures, which included 31 QB hurries, 10 QB hits, and an outstanding 13 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • In coverage, Braswell shows excellent awareness and anticipation when dropping back into zone, and he has the fluidity and speed to run with most tight ends over the middle.
  • Braswell shows good quickness off the line of scrimmage and flashes the violent hands to win around the edge.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #10. He wrote "Braswell (13 tackles in 2021) is the biggest Freak. At 6-3, 243, he squats 705 pounds and power-cleaned 405 pounds this offseason. He also vertical-jumped 38.5 inches."
  • Brings a dynamite combo of speed and power, sending offensive tackles reeling.
  • Masters the art of the fork-lift technique, keeping that crucial outside arm free and in control.
  • Quick on his feet, making those horizontal shifts look easy and keeping O-lines guessing.
  • More than just a body in zone coverage, showing keen field awareness.
  • First step off the line is like a shot, consistently gaining the upper hand.
  • Sharp run design instincts, reading plays like an open book.
  • Brings more than just bulk at 255 pounds – this guy's power is dense, like a coiled spring.
  • Athleticism isn't just a trait; it's his game plan, always one step ahead.
  • Field work ethic is off the charts – Braswell doesn't just play; he owns the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Ankle flexibility and hip fluidity aren't his strong suits, which might cap his pass-rush finesse in the pros.
  • Lacks the ideal reach, which shows when he's trying to break through tackles.
  • Reacting on the fly isn't his best play, sometimes lagging in chasing down the action.
  • His power game is top-notch, but will it stand up to the brute strength of NFL linemen?
  • With limited snaps under his belt, there's a slight hitch in his play recognition and block dismantling.
Scouting Report: Summary
Chris Braswell enters the NFL Draft scene as a bit of a puzzle wrapped in Crimson Tide colors. On one hand, the guy's a dynamo on the edge, boasting a speed-to-power ratio that keeps tackles up at night. His first-step is like a gunshot, and he's got a motor that just doesn't quit. But the flip side of that coin shows a player still rough around the edges. His technique against the pass could use a tune-up. The NFL caliber linemen won't be as forgiving as those he bulldozed in college, and his toolkit needs a few more gadgets.

For all his sheer physicality and raw power, Braswell isn't a finished product. His ankle flexibility and hip fluidity – the bread and butter of elite pass rushers – are areas scouts are squinting at. Can he bend the edge at the next level, or will he be outmaneuvered by the league's more agile tackles? And while his run defense is like hitting a brick wall, his play recognition can sometimes have him chasing ghosts, an exploit savvy NFL offenses will test.

Drafting Braswell is betting on potential, a gamble that could pay dividends with the right coaching. He's a powerhouse with the kind of raw talent you can't teach, paired with a set of weaknesses that can, ideally, be coached out. The team that drafts him is not just picking a player; they're making an investment. It's about sculpting that raw talent, refining his technique, and expanding his arsenal. If it all clicks, Braswell could be the steal of the draft, a disruptive force on the defensive front. But it's a journey – one that will require patience, finesse, and a keen eye for development.

Chris Braswell percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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*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.