Nik Bonitto Scouting Report

"Linear, linebacker playing rush end that creates havoc when there's clear lanes to the ball. Once he's contacted it goes down hill from there."

 

Strengths:

pass rush specialist that's an open field athlete. Has solid initial quickness and closing speed. Comfortable in space and can drop and adequately cover.


Quick twitch mover and regularly bats passes and jumps into passing lanes. Productive and flashes ability to control leverage. Good motor.


 

Weaknesses:

Lacks functional playing strength and gets taken out the club by most everyone. Quick and fast until contacted. Sticks to blocks despite activity.


Balance lacking and leaves the ground unnecessarily. Hand work is busy but not precise or threatening. takes extra steps to gather and change direction after his initial burst.


 

Overall:

Bonitto is a linear linebacker playing rush end. He's fast, quick and can create havoc when there's clear lanes to the ball. Once he's contacted it goes down hill from there.


He's a liability vs the run and easily pushed wide and rooted out by average college tackles. He's flashed some combativeness and leverage potential but his balance and strength issues make him purely a developmental edge prospect.



NFL Comp: Barkevious Mingo