Steve Stephens IV
Steve Stephens IV  S  Oregon | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Steve Stephens IV
Height
6-0
Weight
194
College
Oregon
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Fresno, CA
52.4/100
Player Rating
96
PositionRank (DB)
4.67
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
6
Passes Defensed
2
Tackles
56
Sol tackles
33

Steve Stephens IV S Oregon | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Steve Stephens IV S Oregon
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.67 seconds (16%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 08/08/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 194 (18%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (84%*) Arm: 31 (35%*) Span: 75 (33%*)
Forty: 4.67 (P) (16%*) Shuttle: 4.25 (P) (41%*)
Vertical: 36 (P) (56%*) Broad: 118 (P) (32%*)
Bench: 12 (P) (12%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.67 seconds (16%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 08/08/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 194 (18%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (84%*) Arm: 31 (35%*)
Span: 75 (33%*)
Forty: 4.67 (P) (16%*) Shuttle: 4.25 (P) (41%*)
Vertical: 36 (P) (56%*) Broad: 118 (P) (32%*)
Bench: 12 (P) (12%*)
(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: 52.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
77%
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QB Rating When targeted: 64.5
Tackling:
69%
Run Defense:
58%
Coverage:
68%
Zone:
66%
Man/Press:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #432 Position rank: #96
College Games: 45 College Snaps: 1824
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 94/100
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Devon Key - Western Kentucky
90%
Tony Adams - Illinois
84%
Shawn Davis - Florida
83%
Draft Profile: Bio
Steve Stephens IV from Edison High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Stephens IV opted to join Oregon after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Stephens IV saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 16 snaps at safety for the Ducks. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Stephens IV notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 158.3.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 5 games and logged 66 snaps for the Ducks. He made only 3 tackles, 2 assists, and had one stop. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, one interception, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 47.9.

In 2020 as a junior Stephens IV played in just 3 games and contributed on 69 snaps. He chalked up only 7 tackles, 2 assists, and added one stop. In the secondary Stephens IV forced no pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 118.8.

In 2021 as a senior Stephens IV saw action in 8 games while playing 449 snaps. He logged 27 tackles, 9 assists, and made 5 stops. In coverage Stephens IV had one pass breakup, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 97.7.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Stephens IV saw action in 12 games while playing 562 snaps. He logged 31 tackles, 12 assists, and made 4 stops. In coverage Stephens IV had one pass breakup, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 110.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
  • Takes accurate angles to the ballcarrier. A strong, aggressive tackler and doesn't back down against the run.
  • Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
  • Strong hands to make plays on the ball, effective blitzer who shows well-coached technique and awareness.
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • Gets sloppy with his backpedal when playing off-man and seems to lack the instincts to close on the ball.

Steve Stephens IV percentiles vs other Safetys (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Steve Stephens IV (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
432.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
100.0
*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.