Justin Eboigbe
Justin Eboigbe  DL  Alabama | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Justin Eboigbe
Height
6-4
Weight
297
College
Alabama
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Forest Park, GA
81.2/100
Player Rating
26
PositionRank (DL)
5.18
FortyYD Time
Sacks
7
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
63
Sol tackles
29

Justin Eboigbe DL/EDGE Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Justin Eboigbe DL/EDGE Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 04/12/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.18 seconds (15%*)
Age: 23.0 DOB: 04/09/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (62%*) Weight: 297 (68%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (51%*) Span: 80 3/8 (56%*)
Forty: 5.18 (C) (15%*) Ten Yard: 1.80 (C) (10%*)
Vertical: 28 (C) (18%*)
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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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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 04/12/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.18 seconds (15%*)
Age: 23.0 DOB: 04/09/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (62%*) Weight: 297 (68%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 3/8 (51%*)
Span: 80 3/8 (56%*)
Forty: 5.18 (C) (15%*)
10 Yard: 1.80 (C) (10%*)
Vertical: 28 (C) (18%*)
(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: 81.2 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
78%
Pass Rush:
67%
Run Defense:
91%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #147 Position rank: #26
College Games: 56 College Snaps: 1758
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 86/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #17 Pos Rank: #5 State Rank: #5
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Ovr Rank: #70 Pos Rank: #5
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Eric Johnson - Missouri State
81%
Matthew Butler - Tennessee
78%
Byron Young - Alabama
70%
Draft Profile: Bio
Justin Eboigbe, an interior lineman from Forest Park High School, was highly rated as a 4-star recruit by both ESPN and 247Sports. After a competitive recruitment process, he committed to Alabama. Eboigbe's college career began in 2019, where as a freshman he participated in 10 games, taking 217 snaps, and recording 8 tackles, 3 assists, with 7 stops, adding a sack among 8 total pressures.

Over his collegiate tenure, Eboigbe showed steady progress. In 2020, he played in 13 games with 444 snaps, amassing 11 tackles and 6 assists. His pressure on quarterbacks increased, logging 17 total pressures with 13 QB hurries. His participation peaked in his fifth year (2023), playing 13 games over 605 snaps, significantly increasing his defensive impact with 28 tackles, 20 assists, 27 stops, and leading to 28 total pressures that included 7 sacks. His consistent performance and ability to disrupt the game earned him First Team All-SEC honors in his final season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Versatile in alignment, effective in both even and odd fronts.
  • Excels at the point of attack with significant upper-body strength and effective hand usage.
  • Technician against the run, capable of disrupting plays behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Consistent motor and effort, plays through the whistle and shows determination.
  • Effective in using his frame and arm length to engage and control opponents.
  • Displays good leverage and pad level, maintaining balance during engagements.
  • Capable of executing stunts and twists with a natural feel for the game.
  • Impressive tackler, rarely misses and finishes plays effectively.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Limited pass-rush arsenal, needing development in techniques and moves.
  • Lacks optimal quickness and explosiveness off the snap, affecting pass-rush effectiveness.
  • Can struggle with change of direction, impacting ability to redirect and pursue laterally.
  • Occasionally high pad level reduces effectiveness against stronger offensive linemen.
  • Sometimes slow to shed blocks, which can delay response to the play.
Scouting Report: Summary

Justin Eboigbe has shown the capability to be a force at the line of scrimmage, particularly against the run. His physical tools, including solid upper-body strength and good arm length, allow him to maintain control and shed blocks effectively. However, his potential at the next level will be contingent on his ability to expand his pass-rushing repertoire. Currently, his impact as a pass rusher is limited due to a lack of explosive first-step quickness and a narrow set of moves to disengage from blockers.

While Eboigbe's motor and resilience are positives that will endear him to NFL teams, his inconsistencies in pad level and block shedding could limit his effectiveness against top-tier NFL talent. Teams employing a base 4-3 or 3-4 defense might find his versatility appealing, as he can slot into multiple positions on the line.

Overall, Eboigbe’s draft outlook is that of a developmental prospect with the upside to contribute in a rotational capacity. Teams will need to weigh his solid run defense against the underdeveloped aspects of his pass rush.

Justin Eboigbe percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Justin Eboigbe (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
118.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
34.0
*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.