Sebastian Castro
Sebastian Castro  S  Iowa | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Sebastian Castro
Height
5-11
Weight
205
College
Iowa
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Oak Lawn, IL
85.9/100
Player Rating
11
PositionRank (DB)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
3
Interception YDS
36
Passes Defensed
8
Tackles
67
Sol tackles
47

Sebastian Castro S Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Sebastian Castro S Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Free Safety
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 10/14/2000
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 205 (45%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (37%*)
0% 100%
(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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ROLE: Man-Zone Free Safety
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 10/14/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (22%*) Weight: 205 (45%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (37%*)
(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: 85.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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QB Rating When targeted: 52.2
Tackling:
68%
Run Defense:
89%
Coverage:
96%
Zone:
83%
Man/Press:
96%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #55 Position rank: #11
College Games: 30 College Snaps: 1353
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Christopher Smith - Georgia
72%
Javon Bullard - Georgia
72%
Elijah Molden - Washington
71%
Draft Profile: Bio
Sebastian Castro from H L Richards High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Castro opted to join Iowa.

In 2021 as a freshman Castro saw action in 6 games and played a total of 43 snaps at cornerback for the Hawkeyes. He recorded only 6 tackles, no assists, while adding 3 stops. In coverage Castro notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 138.8.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 10 games and logged 389 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He made 22 tackles, 7 assists, and had 11 stops. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 87.4.

In 2023 as a junior Castro played in 14 games and contributed on 921 snaps. He chalked up decent 59 tackles, 11 assists, and added 36 stops. In the secondary Castro forced 7 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and gave up an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 43.7. He also logged 6 total pressures, and 2 sacks on the year
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Straight-line speed to take a pick to the house. Can punish receivers with closing speed and desire to hit at max impact.
  • Castro has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
  • Eager to come downhill as a tackler and plays with a physical edge, and he’s effective as a blitzer.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • While Castro has man coverage skills, he can struggle when sitting back in zone. He’s not instinctive and struggles reading downfield routes and tracking the deep ball.
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Castro is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.

How other scouting services rate Sebastian Castro (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
70.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
12.0
*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.