Nakobe Dean Scouting Report

"Angry chihuahua with core strength and elite burst but can overrun his targets with his hair on fire style and wear & tear is a concern at his size."

 

Strengths:

Sawed off shotgun blast of a linebacker. Impressive sideline to sideline speed. Squares up and freight trains through trash. Solid recognition.


Secure tackler on contact. Flashes cover ability in space. Adept blitzer. Forever motor. Sterling character.

 

Weaknesses:

Munchkin. Tight and can overrun plays. Platooned at Georgia and often came off the field on obvious passing downs.


Engine runs so hot he can run out of gas. Durability and wear & tear a concern with his stature and play style.

 

Overall:

Dean is an angry chihuahua with core strength and elite burst. He flashes good anticipation and closes to the ball like he's possessed. Bullies through trash when he's revved up and on the move.


He's a solid tackler on contact and covers ground impressively but can overrun his targets with his hair on fire style. Has the speed and recognition to excel in coverage but not the production.


NFL Comp: smaller Roquan Smith