Draft Profile: BioEli Ricks attended IMG Academy High School and was rated a 5 star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 86, going unranked by ESPN Afer high school Ricks opted to join LSU.
In 2020 as a freshman Ricks saw action in 10 games and played on a total of 482 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 19 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 6 stops. In coverage Ricks notched up 4 pass break ups, 4 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 60.3.
As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2021 Ricks played in 6 games and took part on 351 snaps for the Tigers. He made 9 tackles, 2 assists, and had 2 stops. In coverage Ricks totaled one pass break up, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 84.4.
Ricks is a Decorated true freshman who earned third team AP All-America honors in 2020. Ricks more than proved himself as a great Cornerback by being achieved the 2020 Freshman All-America.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Takes accurate angles to the ballcarrier. A strong, aggressive tackler and doesn't back down against the run.
- Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow up screens.
- Good agility and balance when shadowing his target. Competitive player.
- Very aggressive attacking receiver blocks and tackles like a safety.
- Good hustle player who puts himself in the action when he's not directly involved. Knows how to use his height and vertical leap.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Opens his hips too early and allows himself to get turned around in coverage.
- Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when he gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.
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