Jordan Battle
Jordan Battle  DB  Alabama | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jordan Battle
Height
6-1
Weight
210
College
Alabama
Position
DB
Class
Junior
Home town
Fort Lauderdale, FL
88.9/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank
4.46
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
3
Interception YDS
111
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
85
Sol tackles
50

Jordan Battle DB Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jordan Battle DB Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.46 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 210
Overall Rating: 88.9 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
92%
Run Defense:
87%
Coverage:
99%
Zone:
84%
Man/Press:
99%
DRAFT GRADE: 1st - Late Position rank: #6
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 2184
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #47 Pos Rank: #4 State Rank: #13
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (97.8/100 )
Ovr Rank: #54 Pos Rank: #5
Draft Profile: Bio
Jordan Battle joined Alabama as one of the nation's top-rated safeties and was rated a four-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets. Rivals.com listed him as the No. 2 safety and the sixth overall prospect out of Florida.

As a freshman Battle despite not starting played on 400 defensive snaps and recorded 30 tackles with a pair of tackles for loss (-6 yards) and one sack (-4 yards), he also added one pass breakup, an interception, and a fumble recovery.
As a sophomore Battle was elevated to the starting spot at safety and finished ranked third on the Tide defense with 66 tackles, including three for loss (-7 yards), had four pass breakups, and a pick-six that he returned 45 yards for the score. He was also selected as one of the Alabama coaching staff's defensive players of the week for his efforts against Kentucky.

2021 was huge for Battle as he racked up 849 defensive snaps while starting 14 games. He totaled 111 return yards on his three picks, taking two of the interceptions back for a touchdown. He also added 75 tackles to rank third on the UA defense and added one tackle for loss (-1 yard) to go with three pass breakups. In coverage, he was exceptional in achieving a ridiculous 25.9 QB rating when targeted. As a result, he made PFF's first-team All-SEC team at strong safety.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Physical safety that has the perfect size for the strong size position - brilliant in the box with linebacker like skills
  • A natural leader of the Alabama defense and posses a high football IQ with great instincts
  • Smooth hips and fluid in coverage
  • Scares the hell out of smaller receivers over the middle - regularly blows them up with big hits
  • In 2021 he was fantastic in coverage - excelling in man to man. Allowed only 111 yds when targetted all season
  • Has the speed to stay with receivers deep and doesn't allow much of a cushion
  • Does a very good job of reading the eyes of the quarterback and reacting with good field awareness and ball skills.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the backline to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • Tough and scrappy with forceful nature to be physical at all levels of the field. Has good bulk on his frame to be aggressive in run support.
  • Has good body control and balance to redirect and break down in the open field.
  • Savvy using his hands to get to the ball without drawing flags. Willing tackler and high-effort leader.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Doesn't always wrap up his tackles and needs to be less sloppy and improve his technique
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Has a high backpedal and sometimes loses a step in transition. Plays with good speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Lowers his shoulder for the big hit rather than wrapping up securely.
  • Has played with poor timing when timing jumps and can miss interceptions as a result
  • Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when he gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.
Scouting Report: Summary
Battle has great natural ability with ideal size for a strong safety, is a natural leader, and has proved super smart while leading the Alabama defense. He also is surprisingly adept in coverage for such a big safety and could even be trusted as a corner in a pinch. He however isn't as good a tackler as you would expect and misses more tackles than you would hope.
We consider Battle to be an excellent pro prospect who will likely be a week one starter at the next level with the potential to be a pro-bowler as long as if he works on his tackling skills.
Battle will likely hear his name called during the late first-round or early second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
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How other scouting services rate Jordan Battle (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
37.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0