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Ar'Darius Washington NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Baltimore Ravens Safety

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

TCU safety Ar'Darius Washington (24) looks on against Texas Tech during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 34-18. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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HEIGHT:
 5'8 1/4"

WEIGHT: 176 lbs

      

POSITIVES

—Good instincts, Quick read and react ability.

—Plays with good vision and takes good angles in the run game.

—Secure tackler. Takes out ball-carriers legs.

—Plays with a burst when moving forward.

       

NEGATIVES

—Undersized.

—Lacks long speed. Ball-carriers run away in the open field.

—Bit slow transitioning out of his backpedal.

     

2020 STATISTICS

9 Games: 37 Tackles, 4 PBU

    

OVERALL

Washington is an undersized safety who plays with a chip on his shoulder. He possesses very good instincts with an aggressive play style. He is an active player who does a great job in deep zones, playing multiple threats. Good feet in coverage allow him to play shorter routes but can struggle carrying the deep routes due to lack of long speed.

He lacks elite top end speed, as he has had ball-carriers pull away from him in the open field. Very good tackler who drives through contact, and finds a way to get the ball-carrier on the ground. Washington may be undersized, but he has some explosiveness to him, in which he showed during his pro day. Ultimately, Washington is a smart athlete who is able to give versatility and depth to a defense. He may not wow you with his play style, but he will give you consistency.

          

GRADE: 6.9/10 (Career Backup/Rotational Player—Round 5)

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OVERALL RANK: 182/300

POSITION RANK: S13

PRO COMPARISON: Jim Leonhard

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings

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