Nehemiah Pritchett
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Nehemiah Pritchett
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Nehemiah Pritchett CB Auburn | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Nehemiah Pritchett CB Auburn
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.36 seconds (92%*)
Age: 23.3 DOB: 02/11/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 190 (38%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (15%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (55%*) Span: 74 7/8 (48%*)
Forty: 4.36 (C) (92%*) Ten Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (C) (29%*) Broad: 119 (P) (30%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.36 seconds (92%*)
Age: 23.3 DOB: 02/11/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 190 (38%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (15%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (55%*)
Span: 74 7/8 (48%*)
Forty: 4.36 (C) (92%*)
10 Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (C) (29%*) Broad: 119 (P) (30%*)
(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
Overall Rating: 82.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
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QB Rating When targeted: 66.2
Run Defense:
Overall Rank: #136 Position rank: #28
College Games: 50 College Snaps: 2448
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #325 Pos Rank: #60 State Rank: #27
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 89 Stars 247 RATING: 89/100
Ovr Rank: #41 Pos Rank: #13
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Tyrique Stevenson - Miami (FL)
Greg Newsome II - Northwestern
Alontae Taylor - Tennessee
Seattle Seahawks Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 136 (SEA)
Draft Profile: Bio
Coming from Jackson High School as a 3-star recruit by both ESPN and 247Sports, Nehemiah Pritchett chose Auburn to showcase his talent. Starting his collegiate journey in 2019, Pritchett quickly found his footing, in limited action playing on 68 snaps, he registered 3 tackles and added 2 stops. His evolution was evident by his sophomore year in 2020, stepping up to play in 11 games, amassing 616 snaps, 27 tackles, and 10 stops, alongside 7 pass breakups and an interception, marking his presence with an impressive opposing quarterback rating of 48.6.

Pritchett's performance trajectory continued upward through his junior and senior campaigns, contributing significantly across 617 snaps in 13 games in 2021, and then 676 snaps in 12 games in 2022. His junior year stats include 26 tackles, 2 assists, 4 stops, and 4 pass breakups, with quarterbacks managing a rating of 83.4 against him. As a senior, he intensified his impact with 31 tackles, 6 assists, 15 stops, 8 pass breakups, and maintained quarterbacks to a rating of 72.9 when targeted. Culminating his Auburn career as a fifth-year senior in 2023, Pritchett took the field in 9 games, recording 20 tackles, 4 assists, 8 stops, 3 pass breakups, and an interception, achieving an elite quarterback rating when targeted of 54.8. His progression from a highly-touted high school prospect to a seasoned collegiate player garnished with the title of Team Defensive Back of the Year in 2022, not only underscores his readiness for the professional ranks but also solidifies his legacy at Auburn.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
  • Versatile coverage abilities, adept in both man and zone, allowing seamless adaptation to varied defensive schemes.
  • Exemplary press-man technique, enabling effective trailing of receivers and disruption of catch points.
  • Outstanding football IQ, evidenced by strategic play and efficient route mirroring.
  • Long arms (levers) provide an advantage in physical engagements and pass deflections.
  • Exceptional deep speed and recovery ability, ensuring competitiveness in vertical matchups.
  • Shows proficiency in utilizing his size and speed to challenge and contest catches consistently.
  • Displays a quick change-of-direction ability, aiding in close coverage and run defense adjustments.
  • Competitive nature, showing eagerness in match-ups and a strong desire to improve.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lean build may struggle against more physically imposing NFL wide receivers.
  • Lacks consistent tackling form, often resorting to less effective methods of bringing down opponents.
  • Ball production concerns with relatively low interception numbers over his career.
  • Can occasionally be too passive in run support, needing to show more aggression and decisiveness.
  • Zone coverage instincts need refinement for better spatial awareness and anticipation.
Scouting Report: Summary
Nehemiah Pritchett projects as a potential Day 2 selection, offering a tantalizing mix of length, fluidity, and coverage versatility that defensive coordinators crave in today's NFL. His press-man skills are top-tier, utilizing a combination of quick feet, hip fluidity, and an aggressive hand-fighting technique to disrupt route timing at the line of scrimmage. Pritchett's ability to flip his hips and shadow deep routes without losing a step makes him a nightmare for vertical threats on the perimeter. His adeptness in zone coverage, characterized by rapid plant-and-drive skills and an understanding of spatial zones, allows him to disrupt passing lanes and challenge the catch point with consistency.

Yet, for all his physical tools and coverage upside, Pritchett's slender build and tackling technique raise red flags for run support and durability at the next level. His reluctance to engage with physicality in the run game and tendency to miss open-field tackles due to poor form could be exploited, especially in a scheme requiring cornerbacks to play a significant role in run defense. Additionally, Pritchett's ball production, or lack thereof, underscores a need for improvement in playmaking ability—crucial for turning tight coverage into game-changing plays.

In sum, Pritchett brings a blend of desirable traits and coachable flaws to the draft conversation. His scheme flexibility, mirroring capability, and coverage instincts position him as a valuable asset in a pass-first league, while his physical limitations and tackling deficiencies highlight areas for growth. With targeted coaching and a strength and conditioning program tailored to enhance his build and tackling fundamentals, Pritchett has the upside to develop into a reliable starting cornerback, capable of contributing both on the boundary and in the slot.

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*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.