Elijah Blades
Cornerback from Florida   Scouting Report
Elijah Blades
Height
6-2
Weight
185 lbs
College
Florida
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Pasadena CA
61/100
Player Rating
63
PositionRank
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
3
Sol tackles
2

Elijah Blades CB Florida | NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.48-seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 lbs
Position rank: #63
Games Played: 11
Total Snap Count: 344
Overall Rating: 61/100
Tackling:
Run Defense:
Coverage:
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.

How other scouting services rate Elijah Blades (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
295.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
72.0