Zacch Pickens
Zacch Pickens  DL  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Zacch Pickens
Height
6-4
Weight
305
College
South Carolina
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Anderson, SC
85.6/100
Player Rating
14
PositionRank (DL)
4.85
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
42
Sol tackles
22

Zacch Pickens DL South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Zacch Pickens DL South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.85 seconds (69%*)
Overall Rank: #69 Position Rank: #14 (DL)
Height: 6-4 (65%*)
Weight: 305 (78%*)
Weight: 305 (78%*)
Hands: 10 1/2 (88%*)
Arm: 34 (73%*)
Arm: 34 (73%*)
Span: 82 (79%*)
Span: 82 (79%*)
Date of Birth: 03/06/2000 Age: 22.10
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.85 seconds (69%*)
Overall Rank: #69 Position Rank: #14 (DL)
Height: 6-4 (65%*) Weight: 305 (78%*)
Hands: 10 1/2 (88%*) Arm: 34 (73%*)
Span: 82 (79%*)
Age: 22.10 DOB: 03/06/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 85.6 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
59%
Pass Rush:
83%
Run Defense:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #14
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 1837
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 86/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Zacch Pickens from T L Hanna High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Pickens joined South Carolina after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Pickens saw action in 12 games and played a total of 224 snaps for the Gamecocks. He recorded 11 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 4 stops.

As a sophomore for the Gamecocks in 2020 Pickens played in 10 games and took part in 445 snaps for the Gamecocks. He recorded 23 tackles, 13 assists, while adding 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 6 total pressures, and 5 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Pickens played in 13 games and contributed on 562 snaps. He recorded 28 tackles, 6 assists while making 22 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 14 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, one QB hit, and a solid 5 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Pickens logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 606 snaps for the Gamecocks. He also added 31 tackles, 12 assists, and 22 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 19 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a decent mover who shows surprising quickness for a 300-pounder when chasing the ball carrier in pursuit.
  • Looks the part with natural size and filled-out frame with good body thickness.
  • Pickens has the lateral agility and balance to cover two gaps, and Pickens shows some good closing burst when moving down the line in pursuit.
  • Stays coordinated through contact and can anchor well in the run game, generating power from his lower half.
  • He’s extremely thick through the lower body, and he uses his natural leverage to win at the point of attack, often requiring a double team.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • Pickens doesn’t always move well laterally and doesn’t have a lot of range when it comes to pursuing on the backside.
  • Average athletically with average straight-line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.

Zacch Pickens percentiles vs other Defensive Line's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Zacch Pickens (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
87.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
22.0