Lathan Ransom
Lathan Ransom  S  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Lathan Ransom
Height
6-1
Weight
210
College
Ohio State
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Tucson, AZ
82.7/100
Player Rating
29
PositionRank (DB)
4.53
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
15
Passes Defensed
2
Tackles
34
Sol tackles
21

Lathan Ransom S Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Lathan Ransom S Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.53 seconds (63%*)
Age: 21.10 DOB: 07/16/2002
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 210 (59%*)
Forty: 4.53 (O) (63%*) Shuttle: 4.15 (HS) (61%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (HS) (23%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.53 seconds (63%*)
Age: 21.10 DOB: 07/16/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (61%*) Weight: 210 (59%*)
Forty: 4.53 (O) (63%*) Shuttle: 4.15 (HS) (61%*)
Vertical: 33.5 (HS) (23%*)
(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: 82.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 48.2
Tackling:
72%
Run Defense:
78%
Coverage:
86%
Zone:
78%
Man/Press:
83%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #147 Position rank: #29
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 1535
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #162 Pos Rank: #6
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 94/100
Ovr Rank: #151 Pos Rank: #11
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Bryan Cook - Cincinnati
88%
Brad Hawkins - Michigan
85%
Jordan Battle - Alabama
84%
Draft Profile: Bio
Lathan Ransom from Salpointe Catholic High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Ransom opted to join Ohio State after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Ransom saw action in 6 games and played a total of 62 snaps at cornerback for the Buckeyes. He recorded only 7 tackles, no assists, while adding one stop. In coverage Ransom notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 92.7.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 435 snaps for the Buckeyes. He made 24 tackles, 8 assists, and had 6 stops. In coverage he totaled 4 pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 116.4.

In 2022 as a junior Ransom played in 11 games and contributed on 552 snaps. He chalked up 47 tackles, 18 assists, and added 21 stops. In the secondary Ransom forced 3 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 81.9.

In 2023 as a senior Ransom saw action in 8 games while playing 486 snaps. He logged 26 tackles, 12 assists, and made 8 stops. In coverage Ransom had one pass breakup, one interception, and surrendered an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 19.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes some physicality as a hitter.
  • Good hustle player who puts himself in the action when he's not directly involved. Knows how to use his height and vertical leap.
  • His ball skills are very good. Ransom tracks the ball well downfield and has the hands and coordination to come away with interceptions even when Ransom isn’t targeted often.
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
  • Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
  • Ransom tracks the ball well and does a nice job of getting his head around in plenty of time to avoid flags.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.

Lathan Ransom percentiles vs other Safetys (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Lathan Ransom (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
122.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
29.0
*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.