Jamar Watson
Jamar Watson  LB  Kentucky | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jamar Watson
Height
6-2
Weight
241
College
Kentucky
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Brandywine, MD
35.0/100
Player Rating
73
PositionRank
4.78
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
40
Sol tackles
25

Jamar Watson LB/EDGE Kentucky | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jamar Watson LB/EDGE Kentucky
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.78 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 241
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Overall Rating: 35.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
40%
Pass Rush:
64%
Run Defense:
50%
Coverage:
56%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #73
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1505
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (69/100)
Pittsburgh Steelers Signed as an undrafted free agent by Pittsburgh Steelers
Strengths
  • Has a filled-out frame with good thickness. Plays at full speed at all times with an active motor and determined quickness in pursuit.
  • He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.
  • Gets his hands in the passing lanes. Effort is mere in coverage.
  • Thickly built with classic linebacker size, adequate strength and the smarts to cover up his athletic shortcomings in the right scheme.
  • Tough between-the-tackles defender who shimmies past blockers to fill lanes. Downhill, aggressive run-stuffer with enough strength to stop ballcarriers in the hole.
Weaknesses
  • Limited vision and is easily fooled by misdirection. Lacks range and lateral agility in coverage.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.
  • Can be too hesitant when he doesn't find the ball immediately.
  • He's a tweener who lacks the bulk and strength to be a thumper inside and isn't fast enough to stay on the weak side in the NFL.
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How other scouting services rate Jamar Watson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
346.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
61.0