Derek Wingo
Derek Wingo  LB  Florida | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Derek Wingo
Height
6-1
Weight
226
College
Florida
Position
LB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
75.9
Player Rating
42
PositionRank (LB)
4.62
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
16
Sol tackles
4

Derek Wingo LB Florida | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Derek Wingo LB Florida
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #339 Position Rank: #42 (LB)
40 time: 4.62 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 226
Overall Rating: 75.9 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
66%
Pass Rush:
68%
Run Defense:
69%
Coverage:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #42
College Games: 18 College Snaps: 282
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (82/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #187 Pos Rank: #16
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (97.05/100 )
Ovr Rank: #36 Pos Rank: #3
Draft Profile: Bio
Derek Wingo from St. Thomas Aquinas High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Wingo joined Florida after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Wingo saw action in 4 games and played a total of 32 snaps at Linebacker for the Gators. He recorded no tackles, 2 assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Gators in 2021 Wingo played in 8 games and took part in 159 snaps for the Gators. He recorded just 8 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 4 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.
  • Wingo has value as an inside blitzer as well, showing the initial burst to shoot through gaps and disrupt the backfield.
  • Wingo chases well in pursuit, and Wingo has the athleticism to play in space if asked to drop into coverage.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
  • He’s rangy and instinctive when he’s looking into the backfield as a zone defender.
  • Has enough twitch and speed to make an impact coming off the edge as a third-down specialist.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Must work on using violent hands and defeating cut blocks. Also needs to build a variety of pass-rush moves.
  • Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
  • As a pass rusher, Wingo lacks the ideal length to consistently win off the edge, even if he manages to improve his at-times sloppy hand usage.
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How other scouting services rate Derek Wingo (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
399.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
59.0