Jake Venables
Jake Venables  LB  Clemson | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jake Venables
Height
6-2
Weight
235
College
Clemson
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Clemson, SC
64.2/100
Player Rating
64
PositionRank
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
3
Sol tackles
1

Jake Venables LB Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jake Venables LB Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.58 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 235
Overall Rating: 64.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
57%
Pass Rush:
64%
Run Defense:
82%
Coverage:
57%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #64
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 571
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (77/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (88.22/100 )
Ovr Rank: #455
College Combine Results
Draft Profile: Bio
Jake Venables from D W Daniel High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school Venables opted to join Clemson.

In 2018 as a freshman Venables saw action in 2 games and played on a total of 6 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded no tackles, one assist, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore in 2019 Venables played in 14 games while logging 217 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 26 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 25 stops. In coverage Venables made no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 91.7.

In 2020 as a junior Venables saw action in 9 games and logged 318 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 17 tackles, 6 assists, while making 14 stops. As a pass rusher he produced 9 total pressuress, which included 5 QB hurriess, one QB hit, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Venables logged playing time in 5 games and logged a total of 30 snaps for the Tigers. He also added 3 tackles, one assist, and 2 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
Strengths
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Uses his low center of gravity to flash leverage and strong, violent hands to create space and shed to either side. Also spins off blocks to disengage.
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • He will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.
  • Downhill defender and physical tackler. Uses his eyes to decipher and break down the play, showing good awareness and discipline to sniff out fakes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
Weaknesses
  • Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
  • Inconsistent hustle. Only adequate change-of-direction ability. Also loses his balance too often in the open field. Lacks size to bull rush stronger tackles.
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How other scouting services rate Jake Venables (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
449.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
71.0