Nick Andersen
Nick Andersen  S  Wake Forest | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Nick Andersen
Height
5-11
Weight
194
College
Wake Forest
Position
S
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Clifton, VA
67.7
Player Rating
88
PositionRank (DB)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
33
Sol tackles
19

Nick Andersen S Wake Forest | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Nick Andersen S Wake Forest
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (44%*)
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 194 (18%*)
Forty: 4.58 (O) (44%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (44%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 194 (18%*)
Forty: 4.58 (O) (44%*)
(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: 67.7 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 84.3
Tackling:
65%
Run Defense:
60%
Coverage:
67%
Zone:
66%
Man/Press:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #386 Position rank: #88
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1481
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jaylan Foster - South Carolina
84%
Verone McKinley III - Oregon
80%
Brandon Hill - Pittsburgh
79%
Draft Profile: Bio
Following high school, Andersen opted to join Wake Forest after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Andersen saw action in 9 games and played a total of 509 snaps at safety for the Demon Deacons. He recorded solid 51 tackles, 10 assists, while adding 10 stops. In coverage Andersen notched up 5 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 111.6.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 11 games and logged 603 snaps for the Demon Deacons. He made 39 tackles, 8 assists, and had 13 stops. In coverage he totaled 4 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 107.8.

In 2023 as a junior Andersen played in 12 games and contributed on 369 snaps. He chalked up 26 tackles, 7 assists, and added 6 stops. In the secondary Andersen forced 2 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 71.5.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Alert defender for zone coverage, showing good understanding of route progressions occurring behind him and a quick burst downhill to break on underneath passes in front of him.
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
  • Andersen has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
  • He’s excellent in run support, a physical hitter who could also get a look at safety
  • Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability
  • Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Andersen runs well, but Andersen doesn’t have elite recovery speed.
  • Needs to develop a better understanding of route combinations and better overall vision.
  • Andersen gets beat over the top too often, and he tends to panic and get too handsy when running downfield.

How other scouting services rate Nick Andersen (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
386.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
95.0
*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.