Elijah Blades
Elijah Blades  CB  Florida | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Blades
Height
6-2
Weight
185
College
Florida
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Pasadena, CA
61.0/100
Player Rating
96
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
3
Sol tackles
2

Elijah Blades CB Florida | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah Blades CB Florida
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #491 Position Rank: #96 (DB)
40 time: 4.48 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185
Overall Rating: 61.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
75%
Run Defense:
57%
Coverage:
62%
Zone:
60%
Man/Press:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #96
College Games: 11 College Snaps: 344
Strengths
  • Stout and feisty. Will engage, shed and securely wrap the ballcarrier. Very fluid hips, backpedal and change-of-direction agility.
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
  • Has at least adequate straight-line speed and good balance, fluidity to change direction.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Lacks elite speed to recover if beaten on double move. Ducks his head and swipes too often on open-field tackles.
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a press corner.
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.
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How other scouting services rate Elijah Blades (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
507.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
116.0