Natrell Jamerson

Wisconsin
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Prospect Info

College
Wisconsin
Hometown
Class
Ocala, FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
201 lbs
32 5/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.23
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
New Orleans
Saints
Round 5 ‧ Pick 27
40 Yard Dash
4.4
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Bench Press
25
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Vertical Jump
35.5
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Broad Jump
120.0
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The Ocala, Florida native came to Wisconsin as a three-star receiver recruit after earning first-team Class 6A All-State honors his senior season in high school. He played in 12 games as a reserve wideout (no catches) in 2014 before moving to defensive back (14 tackles) and taking over primary kick return duties as a sophomore (20 returns, 448 yards, one touchdown). Coaches gave him an opportunity to show his stuff in 2016, playing him in eight games with two starts at nickel (19 stops, four pass breakups), though he missed six mid-season games with a left leg injury. Jamerson moved to safety for his senior season, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by posting 51 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions (one returned for a score), and 10 pass breakups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
Jamerson is still learning the position, but he has an interesting blend of instincts and speed. He's a willing tackler, but his lack of size shows up when he has to take on bigger running backs heads-up. His experience as a jammer, covering kickoffs and returning kicks could give him the edge for a backup safety spot on the roster at some point.
Strengths
  • Confident and instinctive
  • Shades what he feels
  • Began career as a receiver and switched to cornerback before his move to safety
  • Good pattern recognition
  • Can stick a foot in the ground and accelerate on the throw
  • Attacks play-side of the route when he's able
  • Above average speed to range over the top
  • Has man cover potential
  • Extremely strong for his size
  • Decent reactive athleticism and open field tackler
  • Heavily involved on special teams including kick returner
  • Finished career with 20 special teams tackles as jammer and on kickoff coverage
Weaknesses
  • Lacks length and overall frame teams like at safety
  • Big receivers can play over his head
  • Could struggle to handle size down the field
  • Balance can be inconsistent when changing directions laterally
  • Absorbs a majority of the contact when running backs get on top of him
  • Can be overly cautious when downhill tackle opportunities present themselves
  • Has just 15 career starts

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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