Draft Profile: BioIsaiah Foskey from De La Salle High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Foskey joined Notre Dame after being heavily recruited.
In 2019 as a freshman Foskey saw action in 4 games and played a total of 54 snaps at Edge Rusher for the Fighting Irish. He recorded just 5 tackles, one assist, while adding 4 stops.
As a sophomore for the Fighting Irish in 2020 Foskey played in 12 games and took part in 282 snaps for the Fighting Irish. He recorded 13 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 18 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and a solid 4 sacks during the year.
In 2021 as a junior Foskey played in 13 games and contributed on 564 snaps. He recorded 34 tackles, 6 assists while making 35 stops. In coverage Foskey chalked up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 104.2. As a pass rusher, he produced 32 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and an excellent 11 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Flashes strength at the point of attack with active, violent hand use. Forceful with his upper body to defeat blocks. Strong hustle player.
- Foskey has violent hands and consistently breaks away and disengages from blockers. He’s instinctive, reading, reacting and locating the ball quickly, and finishing plays as an authoritative, wrap-up tackler.
- He’s flexible enough to bend the edge, and he’s at his best when Foskey can use his quickness and change-of-direction abilities to counter back inside.
- Foskey has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
- 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.
- His long limbs and strong core strength allow him to power through blockers, and he has the flexibility to loop inside and get home on twists.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Plays high and with poor balance and power. He’ll lose ground at the point of attack, and Foskey doesn’t get the full benefit of his length.
- Doesn't change direction easily. Can be late off the snap.
- Is still a bit raw as a pass rusher and needs to diversify his repertoire of pass-rush moves.
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