Demani Richardson
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Demani Richardson
Texas A&M
Home town
Waxahachie, TX
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Demani Richardson S Texas A&M | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Demani Richardson S Texas A&M
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #279 Position Rank: #46 (DB)
40 time: 4.52 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 210
Hands: 9 3/4 Arms: 32 Span: 78
Date of Birth: 10/07/2000 Age: 21.11
Overall Rating: 77.0 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #46
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1768
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (83/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #27 Pos Rank: #8 State Rank: #22
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (96.29/100 )
Ovr Rank: #56 Pos Rank: #6
Draft Profile: Bio
Demani Richardson attended Waxahachie High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.963, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Richardson opted to join Texas A&M after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Richardson saw action in 12 games and played a total of 586 snaps at Safety for the Aggies. He recorded solid 57 tackles, 17 assists, while adding 22 stops. In coverage Richardson notched up 4 pass break ups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 113.7. He added 6 total pressures, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 8 games and logged 406 snaps for the Aggies. He made 32 tackles, 4 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled one pass break up, one interception, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 81.8.

In 2021 as a junior Richardson played in 12 games and contributed on 776 snaps. He chalked up solid 54 tackles, 13 assists, and added 20 stops. In the secondary Richardson forced one pass break up, one interception, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 105.5. He also logged 7 total pressures, and 2 sacks on the year
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has the violent hands to discard receivers and smaller tight ends, and Richardson is a sure tackler. In coverage, he shows good instincts when sitting back in zone, with click-and-close ability and good ball tracking.
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and he has solid ball skills.
  • Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
  • Has good body control and balance to redirect and break down in the open field.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Gets sloppy with his backpedal when playing off-man and seems to lack the instincts to close on the ball.
  • Plays out of control too often, laying a lot of big hits but also missing a lot of tackles along the way. Richardson also needs to do a better job reading routes when sitting back as a single-high safety.
  • While Richardson has man coverage skills, he can struggle when sitting back in zone. He’s not instinctive and struggles reading downfield routes and tracking the deep ball.
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