Photo of Ahmad Black
Grade
6.28 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.25 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 184LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Black's an undersized safety prospect who should be able to contribute immediately in sub-packages and as a special teams cover guy even if he never becomes a starter. Has excellent instincts. Plays tough and is durable despite lack of size. Very capable in deep cover-2 or lining up over slots but doesn't have the size or length against physical receivers. Flies to the ball, is a sure tackler when coming up to support the run, and will make plays in the backfield when asked to blitz. Black overcame his lack of size in college and may get the chance to do so again as a mid-round pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Black has outstanding instincts and awareness. Always seems to be in position and breaks quickly on the ball. Very comfortable playing the deep half. Smooth athlete who can cover slots and tight ends in man. Likes to mix it up in run support, diagnoses quickly and pursues fast but under control. Can make plays blitzing off the edge.

Weaknesses

Does not have adequate size of a starting NFL safety. Has trouble defending against taller, stronger receivers and tight ends. Not going to win too many jump ball battles and can be boxed out. Despite his willingness to support the run, can be engulfed by blockers with good feet.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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