Photo of Darius Fleming
Grade
59.7 ?
  • 4.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 245LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Fleming has good, thick size for the position and is a good bender and mover for his size. He was a two-plus year starter at Notre Dame and the key part of a very strong linebacker group. He is a good lateral mover and is aggressive in pursuit and once he gets to the ball. Fleming can be a liability in coverage but has value in a 3-4 defense as an outside linebacker who purely rushes the passer and sets the edge.

Analysis

Strengths

Fleming is a superb rusher who has quickness and a strong burst off the line to get into a tackle, and then bend his knees and dip around him. He is also strong and effective to set the edge and keep plays inside of him. He is a lateral mover and can pursue plays to the outside, and has the ability to disrupt passes and have production there from his spot. He has fluid hips that he relies on to recover and run down plays.

Weaknesses

Fleming has little value as a dropping pass defender and often looks lost there. He is a scheme player and would struggle if forced to cover tight ends in space in a 4-3 scheme. He also struggles when defending inside runs and is better when just setting the edge to keep the play inside.
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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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