Jaxon Player
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Jaxon Player
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Waco, TX
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Jaxon Player DT Baylor | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaxon Player DT Baylor
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #356 Position Rank: #58 (DL)
40 time: 4.80 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 299
Hands: 9 1/8 Arms: 31 7/8 Span: 77
Date of Birth: 09/23/1999 Age: 23.2
Overall Rating: 75.2 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #58
College Games: 53 College Snaps: 1879
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Ungraded
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Jaxon Player from Midway High High School was rated a 3 star prospect by 247 Sports with a rating of 0.843. Following high school, Player opted to join Tulsa.

In 2018 as a freshman Player saw action in 10 games and played on a total of 163 snaps for the Golden Hurricane. He recorded 6 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Golden Hurricane in 2019 Player played in 9 games and took part on 369 snaps for the Golden Hurricane. He recorded 21 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 13 total pressures, and 10 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Player played in 9 games and contributed on 504 snaps. He recorded 28 tackles, 8 assists, while making 27 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 36 total pressures, which included 28 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Player logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 520 snaps for the Golden Hurricane. He also added 22 tackles, 15 assists, and 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 36 total pressures, which included 23 QB hurries, 8 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Player shows impressive burst and enough quickness to occasionally threaten the edge as a pass rusher.
  • Player has an excellent motor and shows the stamina to last deep into the fourth quarter.
  • He’s a high-effort pass rusher who shows good initial quickness and the ability to beat blockers to the inside.
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which Player uses with impressive precision.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Player remains a bit raw, as Player is inconsistent with his hand use and lacks violence in his hands
  • As a pass rusher, his hand use is inconsistent. He’s short on counter moves in the pass rush.
  • Player is on the short side, and he too often relies on his ability to overpower blockers rather than developing a repertoire of pass-rush moves.
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