Delpit's top strengths are his athleticism, his coverage, and his toughness. Three things bode very well for an NFL safety and it will really help him develop at the next stage. He is also a leader and will bring a great work ethic with him. Overall he just has all the right intangibles NFL teams look for.
He really only has one real weakness, tackling. He has some deficiencies playing off receivers, but that is very fixable. Tackling techniques however need to be addressed, because when you play against the best talent every week, something like bad tackling will be exposed real fast.
Ankle and Shoulder Issue (2019), Broken Collarbone (2018)
2019 Vs: Alabama, Florida, Auburn 2018 Vs: Georgia
Overall Delpit should be a day starter for any team that drafts him. He has all traits to be great, he just needs to be fine-tuned. Growing up in Louisiana when he did, made him idolize another Louisiana kid having great success and that was Tyrann Mathieu. I think you can really see that in his play because it has made him into a do-everything safety just like Mathieu. Delpit is a no-doubt first-round pick, but where he will go will really depend on how much teams value his skillset. I think he would be a good scheme fit for a team like the LA Rams.
Delpit is an extremely athletic player and has all the right measurables you want in an NFL safety. He has been a great playmaker for the LSU defense since he arrived on campus. He has great sideline to sideline ability, which is a very good indicator of his C.O.D ability. He can be vulnerable when covering a top speed receiver but is otherwise a very good coverage safety. He shows a lot of explosion when playing the run and is never afraid of getting his nose to the football. He really shows off his athleticism when playing against the play-action, because even if he comes up to stop the run, he is most of the time able to recover and cover his man.
Big Play Ability
Delpit has incredible coverage skills for a pure safety. He is the best safety I have seen play, when it comes to playing press-man coverage and that really should not be overlooked. Even if he doesn't immediately jam the WR at the line, he is able to stay with him step for step and shut down the route. On the downside, he isn't as solid playing off the receiver. It almost seems that he just isn't as sure of himself here, which is odd to me, because it's usually the opposite way. He is very good at reading plays and knowing his job but doesn't have active enough feet playing off a WR. He flourishes in zone and has the ability to lock down an entire side of the field. He also has great hips and strong hands, which are both very important attributes for an NFL safety.