Forrest Merrill
Forrest Merrill  DT  Arkansas State | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Forrest Merrill
Height
6-0
Weight
322
College
Arkansas State
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Willard, MO
41.0/100
Player Rating
91
PositionRank (DL)
5.28
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
42
Sol tackles
23

Forrest Merrill DT Arkansas State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Forrest Merrill DT Arkansas State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #592 Position Rank: #91 (DL)
40 time: 5.28 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 322
Overall Rating: 41.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
50%
Pass Rush:
53%
Run Defense:
63%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #91
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1438
Los Angeles Chargers Signed as an undrafted free agent by Los Angeles Chargers
Strengths
  • Girth and wide-body size with a strong upper and lower body. Extremely strong with the raw power to overwhelm blockers at the point of attack.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • Has the upper-body strength to rock his opponent back onto his heels.
Weaknesses
  • Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when he doesn't square and break down.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
  • Appears to have only average arm length, and ballcarriers too often are able to shield him with a stiff-arm.
  • Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.
  • Lacks closing speed and inconsistent quickness off the snap prevents him from being an elite pass rusher.
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How other scouting services rate Forrest Merrill (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
345.6
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
83.0