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Sterling Weatherford

S

Miami (OH)

Strengths 

6'4"

Height

Weight

215

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
21
4.59
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
36"
9' 9"
4.33
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
6.93
8 5/8"
32"
76 1/8"

Final Grade

6.58

Great size and length. Experience at variety of coverages and roles both in the box and secondary. Recognizes the play well and is adept at reading the QB. Closes violently on targets entering his zone. Reads run and moves downhill aggressively. Patient and keeps gap integrity in run defense. Shows great timing when asked to blitz.

Weaknessess

Hips are a bit stiff and can be slow to transition from backpedal. Too often takes poor pursuit angles. Inconsistent tackling, attempts to wrap up too high and lacks the strength to control and finish. Gets beat on double moves in man coverage, bites hard on first move and not quick enough to recover. Motor is lacking at times

Injury History

Games Evaluated

09/04/21 vs Cincinnati, 09/11/21 vs Minnesota 10/02/21 vs Central Michigan, 11/27/21 vs Kent St

Big Picture

Weatherford possesses the above average size and length to be highly intriguing as a prospect for NFL teams. Has good play recognition and instincts both in coverage and reading the run. Effective situational blitzer. Downhill player but doesn't come out of control and maintains responsibilities. Lacks the mobility and speed to cover the ground necessary as a deep safety. Must work on tackling more consistently. Needs to convert to a hybrid LB/S role to maximize skills to play more in the box and still cover TEs and smaller zones. Should be drafted in the middle of Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Team Fit

MIN

PHI

NE

Player Comp

Athleticism:

6.55

7.25

Foot Quickness
Lateral Agility
Speed
Play Strength
Balance
6.25
6.25
6.75
6.75
6.75

6.5

Coverage Ability:

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Recovery
Hip Fluidity
6.50
6.75
6.5
6.25

Playmaking:

6.81

7.25

Closing Quickness
Ball Skills
High-Point Ability
Blitzing
7
6.75
6.75
6.75

Run Support:

6.31

7.25

Engage with blocks
Range
Pursuit angles
Tackling
6.5
6.5
6
6.25

Competitiveness:

6.33

Aggression
Confidence
Consistency/Motor
6.5
6.5
6

Intelligence:

6.75

7.25

Play Recognition
Position Versatility
Communication
7
6.5
6.75