Tyler Nubin
Tyler Nubin  S  Minnesota | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tyler Nubin
Height
6-2
Weight
210
College
Minnesota
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Saint Charles, IL
86.8/100
Player Rating
7
PositionRank (DB)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
5
Interception YDS
66
Passes Defensed
4
Tackles
53
Sol tackles
34

Tyler Nubin S Minnesota | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tyler Nubin S Minnesota
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 06/14/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (79%*) Weight: 210 (59%*)
Hands: 9 (33%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (68%*) Span: 77 (67%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (37%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.60 seconds (37%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 06/14/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (79%*) Weight: 210 (59%*)
Hands: 9 (33%*) Arm: 32 3/8 (68%*)
Span: 77 (67%*)
Forty: 4.60 (O) (37%*) Shuttle: DNP
(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: 86.8 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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QB Rating When targeted: 40.2
Tackling:
86%
Run Defense:
76%
Coverage:
90%
Zone:
84%
Man/Press:
88%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid
Overall Rank: #40 Position rank: #7
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 2418
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #97 Pos Rank: #80 State Rank: #16
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jordan Battle - Alabama
93%
Trevon Moehrig - TCU
86%
Antonio Johnson - Texas A&M
85%
Draft Profile: Bio
Tyler Nubin from St Charles North High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Nubin opted to join Minnesota after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Nubin saw action in 4 games and played a total of 26 snaps at safety for the Golden Gophers. He recorded just 2 tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Nubin notched up 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 39.6.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 7 games and logged 402 snaps for the Golden Gophers. He made 36 tackles, 7 assists, and had 7 stops. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 88.6.

In 2021 as a junior Nubin played in 13 games and contributed on 653 snaps. He chalked up 40 tackles, 8 assists, and added 11 stops. In the secondary Nubin forced 3 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and gave up an elite QB rating when targetted of 21.5.

In 2022 as a senior Nubin saw action in 11 games while playing 569 snaps. He logged 43 tackles, 9 assists, and made 20 stops. In coverage Nubin had 4 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and surrendered an elite QB rating when targetted of 41.3.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Nubin saw action in 12 games while playing 768 snaps. He logged 43 tackles, 15 assists, and made 13 stops. In coverage Nubin had 4 pass breakups, 5 interceptions, and surrendered an elite QB rating when targetted of 17.5.

His tenure at Minnesota was marked by his impactful play, amassing a record number of interceptions and securing multiple honors, including first-team All-Big Ten recognitions, and second-team All-American honors
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Boasts a strong, proportional frame ideal for the safety role, complemented by a physical playstyle that doesn't shy away from contact.
  • Displays exceptional explosiveness and closing speed, crucial for downhill support and disrupting passing lanes.
  • Fluid movement and adaptability in coverage, combined with strong ball-tracking skills and proficiency in zone defense.
  • Exhibits superior cognitive skills, being an elite processor and active communicator, vital for handling split-safety responsibilities and maintaining defensive cohesion.
  • Illustrates impressive instinctual play, having a natural feel for positioning and leveraging space both in run support and pass coverage.
  • Strong tackling ability and use of hands, capable of taking on blocks and delivering impactful hits, ensuring minimal extra yards for ball-carriers.
  • Possesses the 'swagger' and confidence on the field, which translates into high energy and an enforcer mentality during the game.
  • Versatile in positioning, capable of playing effectively from the box, as a deep defender in single-high coverage, or in the slot against tight ends.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks elite explosiveness and long speed, which can limit range and recovery speed in certain situations.
  • Shows less fluidity and speed in transitions due to a high-hipped frame, which can challenge him in space against agile receivers.
  • Footwork can be choppy when playing deep, resulting in below-average change of direction and limited range from the middle of the field.
  • Sometimes adopts poor angles towards the ball, leading to missed tackles or misjudged routes and balls in the air.
  • May rely on physicality excessively in man coverage, leading to grabbing and tugging at receivers to maintain leverage.
Scouting Report: Summary
Tyler Nubin is a promising safety prospect for the NFL, possessing a solid build and a physical playing style that make him effective against both the run and pass. His ability to quickly read plays and react, coupled with his elite skills in zone coverage, allows him to execute complex defensive strategies effectively. His leadership on the field is also a significant asset.

However, Nubin faces challenges as he transitions to the NFL. His speed and explosiveness are not top-tier, which may put him at a disadvantage against faster, more agile receivers. His physical build, while advantageous in certain aspects, may limit his agility and speed in transitions, potentially making him vulnerable in open-field situations. These areas will require focused improvement to ensure he can compete at the NFL level.

Nubin's skill set, particularly his ability to blanket tight ends, makes him an attractive option for NFL teams. He can make an immediate impact, especially in zone coverage or close to the line of scrimmage. With proper coaching to refine his technique and a defensive scheme that capitalizes on his strengths, Nubin has the potential to become an impact contributor in an NFL secondary.

Tyler Nubin percentiles vs other Safety's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tyler Nubin (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
43.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
9.0
*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.