Omar Speights
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Omar Speights
Height
6-0
Weight
229
College
LSU
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Philadelphia, PA
74.1
Player Rating
31
PositionRank (LB)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
69
Sol tackles
21

Omar Speights LB LSU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Omar Speights LB LSU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (67%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 03/02/2001
Bowl Invite: Hula Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 229 (12%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (31%*) Arm: 31 2/8 (29%*) Span: 75 1/8 (78%*)
Forty: 4.65 (P) (67%*) Shuttle: 4.34 (P) (40%*)
Vertical: 31.5 (P) (22%*) Broad: 120 (P) (68%*)
Three Cone: 7.07 (P) (59%*) Bench: 30 (P) (96%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (67%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 03/02/2001
Bowl Invite: Hula Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 229 (12%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (31%*) Arm: 31 2/8 (29%*)
Span: 75 1/8 (78%*)
Forty: 4.65 (P) (67%*) Shuttle: 4.34 (P) (40%*)
Vertical: 31.5 (P) (22%*) Broad: 120 (P) (68%*)
3 Cone: 7.07 (P) (59%*) Bench: 30 (P) (96%*)
(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: 74.1 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
72%
Pass Rush:
68%
Run Defense:
70%
Coverage:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #328 Position rank: #31
College Games: 54 College Snaps: 3125
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 79/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87.29 Stars 247 RATING: 87.29/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Amen Ogbongbemiga - Oklahoma State
81%
Jeremy Banks - Tennessee
81%
Seth Benson - Iowa
80%
Draft Profile: Bio
Omar Speights from Imhotep Institute Charter High High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Speights joined Oregon State.

In 2019 as a freshman Speights saw action in 12 games and played a total of 555 snaps at linebacker for the Beavers. He recorded decent 51 tackles, 17 assists, while adding 36 stops. In coverage Speights notched up 2 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 70.2. As a pass rusher, he added 17 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Beavers in 2020 Speights played in 7 games and took part in 457 snaps for the Beavers. He recorded 48 tackles, 16 assists, while adding 29 stops. In coverage Speights made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 96.6. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 8 total pressures, and 6 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Speights played in 13 games and contributed on 866 snaps. He recorded decent 63 tackles, 27 assists while making 35 stops. In coverage Speights chalked up one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 82.7. As a pass rusher, he produced 17 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Speights logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 718 snaps for the Beavers. He also added decent 62 tackles, 16 assists, and 41 stops. While in coverage Speights made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 104.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 14 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

After season's end Speights transferred to LSU where as a fifth year senior for the Tigers in 2023 Speights played 9 games and took part in 511 snaps for the Tigers. He also added 45 tackles, 14 assists, and 25 stops. While in coverage Speights made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 114.4. As a pass rusher, he tallied 4 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Speights can move laterally and chase in pursuit. A tough, violent tackler with a non-stop motor, Speights also shows good awareness when dropping into coverage.
  • Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety of moves.
  • Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
  • Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses straight-line speed to stay with or chase down receivers in man.
  • Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
  • Showed initial quickness and good flexibility to dip and bend. Speights has active hands and suddenness to his movements, demonstrating the ability to counter inside.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • As good as Speights is attacking downhill, he can get overaggressive and overrun plays, opening up cutback lanes for counter runs.
  • He’s often slow to react and locate the ball against the run.
  • Lacks functional strength in the pass rush, struggling to disengage and too easily pushed past the pocket.

Omar Speights percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Omar Speights (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
258.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
30.0
*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.