Justin Walley
Justin Walley  CB  Minnesota | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Justin Walley
Height
5-11
Weight
185
College
Minnesota
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Diberville, MS
79.1/100
Player Rating
14
PositionRank (DB)
4.45
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
1
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
45
Sol tackles
39

Justin Walley CB Minnesota | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Justin Walley CB Minnesota
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.45 seconds (68%*)
Age: 21.7 DOB: 09/22/2002
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 185 (20%*)
Forty: 4.45 (O) (68%*)
0% 100%
(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: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.45 seconds (68%*)
Age: 21.7 DOB: 09/22/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (41%*) Weight: 185 (20%*)
Forty: 4.45 (O) (68%*)
(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: 79.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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QB Rating When targeted: 89.3
Tackling:
77%
Run Defense:
75%
Coverage:
70%
Zone:
69%
Man/Press:
69%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #102 Position rank: #14
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1745
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Damarri Mathis - Pittsburgh
95%
Cameron Mitchell - Northwestern
89%
Darrell Luter Jr. - South Alabama
84%
Draft Profile: Bio
Justin Walley from D'Iberville High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Walley opted to join Minnesota.

In 2021 as a freshman Walley saw action in 12 games and played a total of 471 snaps at cornerback for the Golden Gophers. He recorded 23 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 6 stops. In coverage Walley notched up 6 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 89.7.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 12 games and logged 540 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He made 29 tackles, 3 assists, and had 12 stops. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 49.2.

In 2023 as a junior Walley played in 12 games and contributed on 673 snaps. He chalked up 42 tackles, 2 assists, and added 9 stops. In the secondary Walley forced 5 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 98.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
  • Reads receivers' routes and anticipates throws at the first down marker. Covers a lot of ground in a hurry when in space. Reads the quarterback's eyes and sees the routes very quickly, then has straight-line speed to arrive with or just after the ball.
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Walley has solid ball skills.
  • Has the quick feet to mirror receivers underneath. Walley also has the fluid hips and top-end speed to turn and run downfield. Walley shows good awareness when dropping into zone coverage, with good route recognition and the ability to break quickly and cover a lot of ground.
  • Has legitimate NFL-caliber cover skills. Has a quick, low backpedal with a fluid hip turn to cover receivers down the field.
  • Should excel as a zone defender because of his closing speed to wrap receivers after the catch.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Suspect technician who too often lets the action come to him and energy and effort are too inconsistent.
  • Grab-and-drag tackler who will struggle to make plays against running backs, and he’ll be susceptible to some catch-and-run plays against bigger receivers.
  • He's not a tenacious tacker and plays the position with a wide receiver's mentality.

How other scouting services rate Justin Walley (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
103.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0
*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.