Draft Profile: BioDanny Stutsman from Foundation Academy High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Stutsman joined Oklahoma after being heavily recruited.
In 2021 as a freshman Stutsman saw action in 8 games and played a total of 141 snaps at linebacker for the Sooners. He recorded 21 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 15 stops. In coverage Stutsman notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 84.7. As a pass rusher, he added 8 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Sooners in 2022 Stutsman played in 12 games and took part in 920 snaps for the Sooners. He recorded decent 94 tackles, 21 assists, while adding 48 stops. In coverage Stutsman made 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 83.4. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 17 total pressures, and 11 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses straight-line speed to stay with or chase down receivers in man.
- Stutsman has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
- Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
- He has ability as a blitzer, with the length and flexibility to get around the edge.
- Stutsman has good movement skills with decent range. And Stutsman proved capable of holding up in zone coverage and can be used as an effective A-gap blitzer.
- He’s rangy and instinctive when he’s looking into the backfield as a zone defender.
- Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when the passer steps up.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Hips are a bit high, arms are long, and waist is narrow, which limits his ability to anchor and turn. Not much of a pass rusher if there is not an open lane.
- Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
- Doesn’t play with a physical edge. Stutsman too often wants to run around the edge, and Stutsman has trouble disengaging when an offensive lineman can get into his frame.
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