JD Bertrand
JD Bertrand  LB  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
JD Bertrand
Height
6-1
Weight
235
College
Notre Dame
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Alpharetta, GA
78.9/100
Player Rating
16
PositionRank (LB)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
76
Sol tackles
41

JD Bertrand LB Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

JD Bertrand LB Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (77%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (35%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (56%*) Arm: 30 5/8 (18%*) Span: 75 2/8 (78%*)
Forty: 4.61 (O) (77%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.61 seconds (77%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (35%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (56%*) Arm: 30 5/8 (18%*)
Span: 75 2/8 (78%*)
Forty: 4.61 (O) (77%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 78.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
69%
Pass Rush:
82%
Run Defense:
79%
Coverage:
76%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #210 Position rank: #16
College Games: 39 College Snaps: 1959
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Nick Hampton - Appalachian State
90%
D'Marco Jackson - Appalachian State
88%
Yasir Abdullah - Louisville
85%
Draft Profile: Bio
JD Bertrand from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Bertrand joined Notre Dame after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Bertrand saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 38 snaps at linebacker for the Fighting Irish. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding 3 stops.

As a sophomore for the Fighting Irish in 2021 Bertrand played in 13 games and took part in 753 snaps for the Fighting Irish. He recorded decent 67 tackles, 32 assists, while adding 30 stops. In coverage Bertrand made one pass breakup, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 118.8. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 15 total pressures, and 12 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Bertrand played in 11 games and contributed on 521 snaps. He recorded 44 tackles, 27 assists while making 31 stops. In coverage Bertrand chalked up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 100.2. As a pass rusher, he produced 14 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Bertrand logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 647 snaps for the Fighting Irish. He also added 41 tackles, 30 assists, and 31 stops. While in coverage Bertrand made 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 77.7. As a pass rusher, he tallied 31 total pressures, which included 20 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Bertrand has ability as a blitzer, with the length and flexibility to get around the edge.
  • The talent is there as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.
  • Looks the part. Good height and a thick, muscular build. Long arms. Good overall athleticism and straight-line speed.
  • Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
  • Bertrand 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.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Occasionally overruns plays due to aggressive nature. Hesitates when facing running back Blocks while rushing the passer.
  • Plays too high when trying to set the edge. His motor is inconsistent.
  • Lacks functional strength in the pass rush, struggling to disengage and too easily pushed past the pocket.

JD Bertrand percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate JD Bertrand (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
179.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.