James Houston IV
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James Houston IV
Height
500-2
Weight
244
College
Jackson State
Position
OLB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
60.2/100
Player Rating
52
PositionRank (LB)
4.86
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
4
Tackles
3
Sol tackles

James Houston IV OLB/EDGE Jackson State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

James Houston IV OLB/EDGE Jackson State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/31/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.86 seconds (10%*)
Age: 25.3 DOB: 11/16/1998
Measurables:
Height: 500-2 (100%*) Weight: 244 (67%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (27%*) Arm: 34 2/8 (93%*) Span: 82 1/8 (96%*)
Forty: 4.86 (O) (10%*)
Vertical: 39 (P) (91%*)
Bench: 22 (P) (49%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Pro-Day Results
PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 03/31/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.86 seconds (10%*)
Age: 25.3 DOB: 11/16/1998
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 500-2 (100%*) Weight: 244 (67%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (27%*) Arm: 34 2/8 (93%*)
Span: 82 1/8 (96%*)
Forty: 4.86 (O) (10%*)
Vertical: 39 (P) (91%*)
Bench: 22 (P) (49%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 60.2 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
58%
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Tackling:
77%
Pass Rush:
90%
Run Defense:
76%
Coverage:
83%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #492 Position rank: #52
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1200
Detroit Lions Drafted: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 217 (DET)
Strengths
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks, flashing a physical nature. An intense, powerful hitter who willingly gives up his body.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have enough speed, power or bulk to fit any LB position perfectly in the NFL.
  • Lacks the strength to blow up fullbacks and bulk/length to prevent getting engulfed by better linemen at the second level.
  • Loses size battle to many tight ends and is easily pushed away on out routes.
  • Not a sudden or quick-twitch athlete. Will never be the strongest player on the field and can struggle to shed from different angles.
  • Must work on using violent hands and defeating cut blocks. Also needs to build a variety of pass-rush moves.

James Houston IV percentiles vs other Outside Linebacker's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
456.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
63.0
*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.