Reed Blankenship
Safety from Middle Tennessee 2021 Scouting Report
Reed Blankenship
Height
6-1
Weight
200 lbs
College
Middle Tennessee
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Athens GA
60/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank
4.62
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
76
Sol tackles
37

Reed Blankenship S Middle Tennessee Scouting Report

Position rank: 18
40-yard dash time: 4.62-seconds
Height: 6-1, Weight: 200 lbs
Strengths
  • Is a bit of a cornerback-safety teener with only average size, speed, and length, but gets the most out of his ability and works hard to improve his game.
  • Can deliver the big hit and isn't afraid to jump inside to slow the ball.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Has smooth body control with the fluid ability to plant and redirect in any direction. Plays fast and decisive, arriving to the play with fierce intentions.
  • Transitions well from coverage to close on the ball. Strong hands, quick reactions for the interceptions.
Weaknesses
  • Not great in man coverage. Does not have elite speed and loses speed/gears down while turning.
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.
  • Has suspect instincts in coverage and needs to show better pre snap recognition.
  • Lacks the timed speed to mirror and maintain contact downfield. Loses the ball on slow-developing plays and has a tendency to reach and grab when he gets antsy.
  • Takes poor angles on the ball and lacks the pure speed to chase down the ballcarrier.

How other scouting services rate Reed Blankenship (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
290.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
113.0