Draft Profile: BioMax 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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