But it is when the tackling aspect of Delpit’s game comes up that the questions arise. As a safety, tackling is enormous. Notably, though, for Delpit, who has a skillset designed for versatility in the modern NFL. He could be used as a chess piece, but the tackling issues are going to make him less likely to play down in the box. And even where he likely fits best, as a single-high safety, Delpit is going to be the last line of the defense when someone misses their run fit or a big passing play happens, and he is the only one in range to make a play. He missed 20 tackles in 2019, and the tackling woes are naturally going to scare some teams away.
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this guy misses a lot of tackles.
didn’t bb once say he would draft defensive players That can’t tackle?
No, Grant Delpit has tackling issues.
They were there in LSU second game of the season at Texas, especially against Devin Duvernay, and he wasn't injured before that game because the week before they were going half-speed demolishing Georgia Southern in their opener.
The issues were also present in his 2018 stats and he wasn't injured then either.
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Now he can clean them up, but tackling is a consistent weakness of his.
Even though there is an issue with it, I still think he’s worth it. Tackling issues can be sorted. His ankle plagued him and made a difference
Chinn earned this spot over fellow non-FBS safety prospect Kyle Dugger (Lenoir-Rhyne) due to a superior performance during on-field drills. Chinn has a thick build (6-3, 221), but his hips were fluid and he adjusted to the ball well in the air. He extended away from his body to grab passes, as well. I think Chinn might have hit his head on the Lucas Oil Stadium roof with a 41-inch vertical (just behind Dugger's 42-inch jump) and his 11-6 broad jump tied for second best among all 2020 combine participants. He also ran an impressive 4.45 40. Chinn's game film and work at the Senior Bowl in January were appreciated by scouts, too, but I think he gained a few more fans with his Indy workout.
There is always strong competition among safeties looking for coveted Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) draft slots. Wallace's tape is good enough to earn him a draft slot in that range, and I believe he cemented a Day 2 spot with his work in Indy. His 4.53 40 at 206 pounds was solid and he also jumped well (38-inch vertical, 11-1 broad jump). He was the most polished safety in defensive back drills, in terms of transitioning from backpedal to forward motion. Wallace didn't catch every pass thrown his way but snatched enough for me to say he had a positive day.
A solid player for the Hawkeyes, Stone entered the draft as a junior. While NFL scouts knew he was not tall (5-10 3/8), they did not necessarily expect the below-average length (29 1/4 arms, 71-inch wingspan). Despite the shorter arms, Stone only managed 12 reps on the bench press. His 4.62 40 and jump results (33.5-inch vertical, 9-8 broad jump) won't help him. Stone had a hard time transitioning during drills due to stiff hips, as well. He did make a nice high-point catch on a deep pass, though.
chinn’s tape is really impressive, I would be happy if after a red shirt year, he replaces Chung.
This is just a hunch, but I think they'd rather get two free safeties than commit to another guy who's a bit of a liability in coverage. I look at the Chiefs' safety duo as an example for what I mean.
bb plays a pattern matching cover 3 defense. The deep safety is the most important position on the defense and responsible for a lot of communication.
The beauty of his defense is the safeties are interchangeable, as long as they can tackle.
So I think it is possible he could go with two free safeties one day, but they better be good tacklers with high courage for it.
B-/C+Same deal as other threads. S/PTP discussion/breakdown. Should get some serious consideration considering the age & depth we have.
Grant Delpit 6'3/205 - LSU
Xavier McKinney 6'1/200 - Alabama
James Wiggins 6'/205 - Cincinnati
Isaiah Simmons 6'2/230 - Clemson
JR Reed 6'/195 - Georgia
Reed Blankenship 6'1/195 - MTSU
Jordan Fuller 6'2/205 - OSU
Richie Grant 6'/195 - UCF
Tariq Thompson 6'/200 - San Diego St
Brandon Jones 6'/205 - Texas
Greg Eisworth 6'/200 - Iowa St
Antoine Winfield Jr 5'10/205 - Minnesota
Khaleke Hudson 6'/220 - Michigan
Damar Hamlin 6'1/195 - Pittsburgh
Nigel Warrior 6'/190 - Tennessee
Hamsah Nasirildeen 6'4/215 - FSU
Daniel Thomas 5'11/210 - Auburn
Quentin Lake 6'/185 - UCLA
Joey Blount 6'1/190 - Virginia
JR Pace 6"1/200 - Northwestern
Alohi Gilman 5'11/205 - Notre Dame
Tanner Muse 6'1/230 - Clemson
Myles Dorn 6'2/210 - N. Carolina
Todd Harris Jr 5'11/185 - LSU
Garrett Davis 6'2/210 - Houston
Eric Burrell 6'/190 - Wisconsin
Josh Metellus 6'/205 - Michigan
Myles Woolfolk 6'/195 - N. Carolina
Deontay Anderson 6'/220 - Houston
Jarius Morehead 6'1/220 - NC State
Kenny Robinson Jr 6'2/200 - West Virginia
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Robert Barnes 6'2/210 - OK
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Antoine Brooks Jr 5'11/210 - Maryland
Ashtyn Davis 6'1/190 - California
Mikial Onu 5'11/205 - Colorado
Jeremiah Dinson 6'/190 - Auburn
David Dowell 6'1/195 - Michigan St
Reggie Floyd 6'/220 - Virginia Tech
Desmond Franklin 6'/200 - App St
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Jalen Elliott 6'1/205 - Notre Dame
Innis Gaines 6'2/205 - TCU
Austin Hall 6'2/215 - Memphis
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Myles Hartsfield 5'11/210 - Ole Miss
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DQ Thomas 5'10/200 - Southern Miss
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