Jaylen Key
Jaylen Key  S  Alabama | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaylen Key
Height
6-1
Weight
208
College
Alabama
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Quincy, FL
74.5/100
Player Rating
69
PositionRank (DB)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
13
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
60
Sol tackles
35

Jaylen Key S Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaylen Key S Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 208 (54%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (64%*) Arm: 32 1/4 (65%*) Span: 78 2/8 (84%*)
Forty: 4.60 (C) (37%*) Shuttle: 4.02 (P) (90%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (41%*)
Vertical: 36.5 (C) (62%*) Broad: 130 (C) (94%*)
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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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ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 208 (54%*)
Hands: 9 5/8 (64%*) Arm: 32 1/4 (65%*)
Span: 78 2/8 (84%*)
Forty: 4.60 (C) (37%*) Shuttle: 4.02 (P) (90%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (41%*)
Vertical: 36.5 (C) (62%*) Broad: 130 (C) (94%*)
(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: 74.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 59.1
Tackling:
71%
Run Defense:
68%
Coverage:
73%
Zone:
72%
Man/Press:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #326 Position rank: #69
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1383
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.3 (87%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Anthony Johnson Jr. - Iowa State
97%
Quindell Johnson - Memphis
90%
Talanoa Hufanga - USC
88%
Draft Profile: Bio
Jaylen Key from Amos P. Godby High School was rated a Following high school, Key opted to join UAB.

In 2019 as a freshman Key saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 14 snaps at safety for the Blazers. He recorded only 2 tackles, no assists, while adding one stop. In coverage Key notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 83.3.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 6 games and logged 85 snaps for the Blazers. He made only 6 tackles, 2 assists, and had one stop. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 79.4.

In 2021 as a junior Key played in 8 games and contributed on 89 snaps. He chalked up only 6 tackles, 3 assists, and added one stop. In the secondary Key forced one pass breakup, no interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 80.7.

In 2022 as a senior Key saw action in 12 games while playing 502 snaps. He logged 50 tackles, 13 assists, and made 12 stops. In coverage Key had no pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 58.1.

After the end of the season Key transferred to Alabama where as a fifth year senior for the Crimson Tide in 2023 Key played in 12 games and took part in 693 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He logged 49 tackles, 7 assists, and made 16 stops. In coverage Key had no pass breakups, one interception, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 59.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage.
  • Very active pre-snap and shows natural awareness.
  • Key has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
  • Does a very good job of reading the eyes of the quarterback and reacting with good field awareness and ball skills.
  • Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
  • Can deliver the big hit and isn't afraid to jump inside to slow the ball.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • An upright athlete who lacks ideal body flexibility and natural explosion to hold up in coverage or space.
  • Hits too high and loses leverage, allowing ballcarriers to pick up extra yards. Plays overaggressive misses tackles in space and overruns plays.
  • Will slip off tackles and needs to finish more consistently.

Jaylen Key percentiles vs other Safetys (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jaylen Key (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
309.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
74.0
*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.