Max Melton
Max Melton  CB  Rutgers | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Max Melton
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Rutgers
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Mays Landing, NJ
83.8/100
Player Rating
22
PositionRank (DB)
4.44
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
1
Passes Defensed
9
Tackles
33
Sol tackles
23

Max Melton CB Rutgers | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Max Melton CB Rutgers
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Overall Rank: #99 Position Rank: #22 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*)
Weight: 190 (38%*)
Weight: 190 (38%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Overall Rank: #99 Position Rank: #22 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*) Weight: 190 (38%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 83.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 87.0
Tackling:
74%
Run Defense:
78%
Coverage:
72%
Zone:
66%
Man/Press:
76%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd Position rank: #22
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1418
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85.72 Stars 247 RATING: 85.72/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Max Melton attended Cedar Creek High School and was Following high school, Melton opted to join Rutgers.

In 2020 as a freshman Melton saw action in 9 games and played a total of 354 snaps at cornerback for the Scarlet Knights. He recorded 24 tackles, one assist, while adding 7 stops. In coverage Melton notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 88.9.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 10 games and logged 487 snaps for the Scarlet Knights. He made 23 tackles, 5 assists, and had 2 stops. In coverage he totaled 6 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 92.3.

In 2022 as a junior Melton played in 12 games and contributed on 577 snaps. He chalked up 25 tackles, 6 assists, and added 9 stops. In the secondary Melton forced 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up a solid QB rating when targetted of 84.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, showing unexpected power in his hands.
  • With his length, athleticism, and natural ball skills, Melton will be highly valued by press cover teams and could earn a top 100 pick.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • Does a good job getting his head around in time when playing with his back to the line of scrimmage. Has the ability to cover quickness underneath.
  • Plays the ball as if it was thrown for him, showing burst back to the ball as well as good timing for the jump ball.
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and he has solid ball skills.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Holds the ball loosely. Inconsistent in run support. Average tackler
  • Susceptible to the big plays as a gambler at the catch point and as a catch-and-run victim. He’s also too reluctant to come up and make hits in run support, often focusing on the strip more than the tackle.
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How other scouting services rate Max Melton (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
104.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
32.0