Draft Profile: BioSmael Mondon Jr. from Paulding County High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Mondon Jr. joined Georgia after being heavily recruited.
In 2021 as a freshman Mondon Jr. saw action in 11 games and played a total of 104 snaps at linebacker for the Bulldogs. He recorded just 8 tackles, no assists, while adding 7 stops.
As a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2022 Mondon Jr. played in 11 games and took part in 549 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded solid 52 tackles, 18 assists, while adding 27 stops. In coverage Mondon Jr. made no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 90.3. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 16 total pressures, and 12 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and no sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- 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.
- He’s ultra-aggressive and plays with a non-stop motor, and Mondon has the instincts and closing speed to find the ball and meet the ball carrier quickly.
- He’s very good in coverage when looking into the backfield in zone coverage.
- Mondon shows good quickness off the line of scrimmage and flashes the violent hands to win around the edge.
- An undersized but explosive athlete, Is a sideline-to-sideline playmaker. He’s a fluid mover who reads, reacts and accelerates quickly.
- Mondon has value as an inside blitzer as well, showing the initial burst to shoot through gaps and disrupt the backfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Locates the ball but takes circuitous routes to go get to it. Should use power and long arms to take on and disengage from blocks. Inefficient with his angles.
- Mondon is on the small side and struggles to slip blocks; he’ll need to be covered up in order to make plays.
- He’s going to have to add weight, and even then Mondon will likely be a liability against the run.
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