Photo of Darian Stewart
Grade
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

Stewart was a productive two year starter at South Carolina. He has average height with good weight and athleticism for the position. He can be an explosive hitter and is more effective the closer to the ball he aligns. He flashes good range in pursuit but lacks great lateral agility and quickness. He is best in combination zone coverages and might be a liability in man schemes. Stewart is a solid reactor and can be aggressive to jump routes to make a play on the ball. He possesses average ball skills and hasn't been great at coming down with the ball in traffic. Stewart has limitations which likely will relegate him to being a core special teams contributor and providing valuable depth in the secondary.

Analysis

Strengths

Stewart possesses the strength, toughness and bulk to effectively play in the box at the next level. He's a competitive performer who goes hard through the whistle. He can be an explosive hitter who is comfortable playing close to the line and is productive in run support. Has no durability concerns at this time.

Weaknesses

He lacks the height you like to see in an NFL safety. He displays inconsistent ball skills, doesn't always come down with catchable interceptions and doesn't always high point the football. Lacks the lateral quickness and burst necessary to make plays from sideline-to-sideline against the run or play in man coverage.
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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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