Deshawn Pace
Deshawn Pace  LB  Cincinnati | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Deshawn Pace
Height
6-2
Weight
215
College
Cincinnati
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Cincinnati, OH
75.3
Player Rating
27
PositionRank (LB)
4.67
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
62
Sol tackles
31

Deshawn Pace LB Cincinnati | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Deshawn Pace LB Cincinnati
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.67 seconds (62%*)
Overall Rank: #349 Position Rank: #27 (LB)
Height: 6-2 (57%*)
Weight: 215 (1%*)
Weight: 215 (1%*)
Date of Birth: 03/21/2002 Age: 20.10
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.67 seconds (62%*)
Overall Rank: #349 Position Rank: #27 (LB)
Height: 6-2 (57%*) Weight: 215 (1%*)
Age: 20.10 DOB: 03/21/2002
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 75.3 / 100
Stock Down
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
60%
Pass Rush:
61%
Run Defense:
64%
Coverage:
63%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #27
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1151
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 72/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Deshawn Pace from Colerain High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a -star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Pace joined Cincinnati.

In 2020 as a freshman Pace saw action in 4 games and played a total of 24 snaps at linebacker for the Bearcats. He recorded only 4 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 2 stops.

As a sophomore for the Bearcats in 2021 Pace played in 14 games and took part in 569 snaps for the Bearcats. He recorded decent 67 tackles, 23 assists, while adding 37 stops. In coverage Pace made no pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 74.1. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 11 total pressures, and 6 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Pace played in 12 games and contributed on 558 snaps. He recorded 38 tackles, 17 assists while making 19 stops. In coverage Pace chalked up one pass breakup, one interception, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 88.3. As a pass rusher, he produced 7 total pressures, which included 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has enough twitch and speed to make an impact coming off the edge as a third-down specialist.
  • Pace has ability as a blitzer, with the length and flexibility to get around the edge.
  • Reads quarterbacks eyes and reacts quickly to targets in zone coverage.
  • Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
  • The talent is there as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.
  • He has a compact build, but Pace is a crafty edge player who is very good against the run. Pace sets the edge and effectively wards off blocks with a strong core, powerful limbs, and natural leverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
  • Lacks the strength to blow up fullbacks and bulk/length to prevent getting engulfed by better linemen at the second level.
  • He’s not a guy who can be put on the edge every down and be expected to consistently create pressure.
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How other scouting services rate Deshawn Pace (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
325.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
50.0