Dorian Strong
Dorian Strong  CB  Virginia Tech | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dorian Strong
Height
6-0
Weight
174
College
Virginia Tech
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Upper Marlboro, MD
78.4/100
Player Rating
41
PositionRank (DB)
4.42
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
9
Sol tackles
6

Dorian Strong CB Virginia Tech | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dorian Strong CB Virginia Tech
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #238 Position Rank: #41 (DB)
40 time: 4.42 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 174
Date of Birth: 03/14/2002 Age: 20.6
Overall Rating: 78.4 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
69%
Run Defense:
65%
Coverage:
71%
Zone:
68%
Man/Press:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #41
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 1267
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (73/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (83/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Dorian Strong attended Dr. Henry Wise High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.830, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Strong opted to join Virginia Tech.

In 2020 as a freshman Strong saw action in 8 games and played a total of 417 snaps at Cornerback for the Hokies. He recorded 19 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 5 stops. In coverage Strong notched up 4 pass breakups, one interception, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 70.3.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 649 snaps for the Hokies. He made 26 tackles, 3 assists, and had 8 stops. In coverage he totaled 7 pass breakups, one interception, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 76.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has a nice blend of length, speed, and quickness. He’s at his best mirroring routes underneath, showing fluid movement skills and the ability to change directions on a dime.
  • Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage.
  • Explodes out of his backpedal and has exceptional closing speed, showing excellent timing and the ball skills to come up with the interception.
  • Strong tracks the ball well and does a nice job of getting his head around in plenty of time to avoid flags.
  • Can track the ball downfield and gets his head around when playing in a trail position, and Strong shows excellent ball skills when breaking on a route. He’s a plus tackler in run support as well.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • His appetite for crashing down against the run came and went in college, and he’s likely to get walled off easily by bigger receivers.
  • Gave up far too many big plays in college, especially concerning since Strong has recovery speed to make up for missteps.
  • Better in press coverage than in off coverage, when he can look shaky and unsure when transitioning out of his backpedal. He’ll give up throws underneath.
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How other scouting services rate Dorian Strong (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
307.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
62.0