SKOL Search: Rashad Weaver Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Rashad Weaver Scouting Report

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Rashad Weaver

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 270 lbs

Strengths: After missing the 2019 season with a torn ACL, Rashad Weaver came back with a vengeance. Playing in 9 games this past season, Weaver posted an excellent stat line of 34 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. Throughout the film, Weaver shows off his high football IQ. Knows how to set the edge in the running game and plays disciplined with the read-option. Has multiple pass rush moves in his arsenal. Displays active and powerful hands at times.

Weaknesses: When watching Weaver play, it feels like he’s playing in slow motion. Almost like he has concrete blocks on his feet. Not a quick-twitch athlete. Lacks an explosive first step. Doesn’t have great bend around the edge. While he isn’t completely incapable of bend, it is not a strong suit for Weaver. Isn’t consistent with his pass-rush plan. He will go into reps without knowing what his plan of attack is. This is also evident when his initial plans don’t work, as his counters are not a strength of his

Bend6.5/10
Quickness/Burst9/15
Finesse3.5/5
Power3.5/5
Counters7/10
Awareness9/10
Run Defense8/10
Versatility7/10
Size/Length13/15
Tackling8/10
Grade74.5/100 Fourth Rounder

Rashad Weaver is an interesting case study. Is he really the subpar athlete he showed on film in 2020 or did the ACL injury really hinder him throughout the season? Only time will tell but it also makes him the prime candidate to be a 4th round pick. He may pan out to be much better than his draft slot because he is now fully healed from the injury. All I know is I would take him there with one of the Vikings 4 fourth-round picks.

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