Draft Profile: BioDorian 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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