Azeem Victor

Washington
ILB

Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Compton, CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
240 lbs
33”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Oakland
Raiders
Round 6 ‧ Pick 42
40 Yard Dash
4.72
Seconds
 
Bench Press
19
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.2
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.4
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Victor went from struggling with high school academics to graduating from the University of Washington in four years. He may have left school after an outstanding junior campaign if he had not suffered a broken right leg against USC in November. Despite playing in 10 games (all starts), Victor was voted first-team All-Pac-12 (67 tackles, three for loss) because of his willingness to chase any play or fill any hole with his strong presence. His aggression did get the best of him at times, like when he was suspended for the first half of the Oregon contest that year after being ejected for a targeting call against USC. His senior season did not end as expected, with a suspension after a DUI charge leading Victor starting just five times in nine games (30 tackles, two for loss, three pass breakups). Victor played well as a sophomore starter (11 of 13 games played), garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 notice with 95 stops, nine for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception (returned for a touchdown) and six pass breakups. He made an impact on special teams early in his career, receiving the team's Special Teams Scout Squad MVP award during his 2013 redshirt season, and then playing in 10 games on coverage units -- making two of his five tackles for the year against Washington State in the Apple Cup.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
It's been all downhill for Victor since breaking his leg with four games to go in 2016. He was overweight and ineffective for most of the season and looked like he was in cruise control before losing his job. He does have some quality tape in his background and he's a physical player, but will a team be willing to overlook his off-season weight gain and off-the-field behavior including a November DUI? Victor needs a strong postseason to rehabilitate his draft stock.
Strengths
  • Diligent on the backside
  • Careful not to overshoot and open back-side cutback lanes when scraping
  • Is quick to diagnose and trigger against run plays to perimeter
  • Leverages runners to the boundary with inside-out approach
  • Always active with his feet and rarely caught flat-footed
  • Will explode with force into climbing blockers
  • Physical hitter and chest-up tackler who accelerates into contact
  • Will thump tight ends and running backs who try and challenge him
  • Shows some ability to drop into space
  • Allows quarterback's eyes to move him into passing lanes
  • Instinctive against screens
  • Offers coverage value on special teams
Weaknesses
  • Suspended for team opener after breaking team rules
  • Played much heavier than in years past and it showed on tape
  • Very little juice in his movements and seemed to coast far too often
  • Lost his starting job early on and saw sharp decline in playing time
  • Pursuit speed and closeout burst are below average
  • Needs to find "stick and move" hands to keep himself clean
  • Gets stuck to blocks
  • Could struggle in man coverage
  • Can be slow to find his man after play-action and is below average in mirroring pass catchers
Sources Tell Us

"He just got too big this year and outplayed by the guys behind him. Started the season with a suspension and ended it with a suspension. Two years ago I would have told you he was a second day pick, now I wouldn't touch him."- NFC West Coast Scout

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GRADE
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