Kamari Lassiter
Kamari Lassiter  CB  Georgia | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kamari Lassiter
Height
6-0
Weight
186
College
Georgia
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Savannah, GA
86.7/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (DB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
37
Sol tackles
21

Kamari Lassiter CB Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kamari Lassiter CB Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (6%*)
Age: 21.2 DOB: 01/23/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 186 (23%*)
Hands: 8 7/8 (36%*) Arm: 30 7/8 (37%*) Span: 73 6/8 (42%*)
Forty: 4.65 (P) (6%*) Shuttle: 4.12 (C) (63%*)
Three Cone: 6.62 (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: Outside Zone CB
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (6%*)
Age: 21.2 DOB: 01/23/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 186 (23%*)
Hands: 8 7/8 (36%*) Arm: 30 7/8 (37%*)
Span: 73 6/8 (42%*)
Forty: 4.65 (P) (6%*) Shuttle: 4.12 (C) (63%*)
3 Cone: 6.62 (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: 86.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 63.9
Tackling:
86%
Run Defense:
79%
Coverage:
90%
Zone:
86%
Man/Press:
84%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid
Overall Rank: #41 Position rank: #8
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1574
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 91 Stars 247 RATING: 91/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
82%
Martin Emerson - Mississippi State
76%
Trent McDuffie - Washington
72%
Draft Profile: Bio
Kamari Lassiter, a Savannah, Georgia native, began making waves at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Not only did he light up the gridiron, but Lassiter also showcased his athletic versatility as a four-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. In football, he was a double threat, shining both as a defensive back and a wide receiver. Recognized as a four-star recruit, ESPN might have missed ranking him, but both 247Sports and Rivals acknowledged his prowess, positioning him just outside the nation's top 175 players.

Upon committing to the University of Georgia, Lassiter hit the ground running. As a true freshman in 2021, he was immediately utilized, not only as a back up cornerback but also making his mark on special teams. In this year, he saw action in 9 games, totaling 158 snaps at the cornerback spot. His freshman stat line included 9 solo tackles, one assist, 4 stops, 2 pass breakups, and an interception, with quarterbacks having a rating of 76.8 when targeted.

By his sophomore year in 2022, Lassiter's role grew Starting in all 15 games, he logged 710 snaps for the Bulldogs. This year saw him record 31 tackles, 4 assists, and 15 stops. In coverage, he added 2 pass breakups, though he didn't record any interceptions. Quarterbacks had a slightly elevated rating of 83.7 when targeting him. This solid performance in his sophomore year earned him a spot on the All-SEC team as he transitioned to his junior year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Fluid athlete with the ability to match perimeter wideouts in the NFL; transitional quickness is a standout trait.
  • Displays an impressive vertical route coverage due to his swift transitional quickness.
  • Highly effective on the perimeter; showcases enthusiasm and eagerness in quick and screen games.
  • Reliable tackler; known for delivering powerful hits when coming downhill and engaging in run support.
  • Brings valuable experience from special teams; potential to earn early reps or even a starting role in base defense.
  • Exhibits a sharp instinct in zone coverage and efficiently passes off routes in matched situations.
  • Strong hand play, especially at catch points where he can't get his head around; finishes plays even with a lean frame.
  • Demonstrates aggressive physicality at the line, dictating route stems with noticeable ferocity.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • While displaying a physical playstyle, his wiry build might not match up well against bigger NFL perimeter receivers.
  • Shows a tendency to rely on grabbing to enhance disruptiveness, which resulted in penalties during his initial starting year.
  • Needs to develop ball skills; has a history of losing assignments when transitioning or looking back for the football.
  • Despite his aggression, he's at risk of being overpowered by more physical runners due to his lean physique.
Scouting Report: Summary
Kamari Lassiter stands out as a notable perimeter cornerback prospect, showcasing a unique blend of physicality and instinctual play. His coverage fluidity is noteworthy, and while he has areas to refine, the increased reps will only aid in honing those game-changing skills. Given the current defensive trend towards two-high safety shells, concerns about his vertical speed become less of a focal point.

While Lassiter flashes first-round caliber moments on tape, his size and athletic profile might peg him as a Day 2 pick. His schematic acumen makes him adaptable to various NFL defenses. However, despite his football IQ and capabilities, it's worth noting that his athletic ceiling might prevent him from joining the ranks of the league's elite cornerbacks.

Kamari Lassiter percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Kamari Lassiter (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
43.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
8.0
*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.