Jon Rhattigan NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Seattle Seahawks LB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

Navy quarterback Xavier Arline (7) is tackled by Army linebacker Jon Rhattigan (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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 6'0 3/8"

WEIGHT: 236 lbs



—Very consistent club-up tackler.

—A borderline NFL-caliber athlete.

—Potential to be transitioned to a fullback role.

—Pushed through a lack of playing time and earned a leadership role with the team as a senior.



—Change-of-direction skills can be limiting.

—Has not played a lot of football.

—Coverage skills are suspect.



78 TKL, 9 TFL, 1.5 SK, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 2 FR, 1 TD



—Played in only one game during his first two seasons at Army.

—Going into his senior year, he had recorded only six total tackles in college.

—Was Cole Christiansen's backup until the now-Los Angeles Chargers linebacker left for the NFL in 2020.



Jon Rhattigan is a late-riser in this NFL draft class because he had essentially not played college football until his senior year at Army. A high school knee injury limited his recruiting opportunities in his junior year, arguably the most important season in the recruiting cycle, which led to him landing at West Point.

Buried on the depth chart behind future NFL player Cole Christiansen, Rhattigan stuck with the program and blossomed in his senior season. He made All-American lists after recording only six tackles coming into the 2020 season. He has NFL traits in te

rms of size and speed, but he could be ripe for a position change to fullback, depending on the team. At this point in his career, Rhattigan should be competing for a roster spot with the potential to contribute on special teams.


GRADE: 6.76/10 (Round 6)



Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda