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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LB Chazz Surratt


Positional ranking: #10

Big Board ranking: #94

 

Overview

Position: LB

College: North Carolina

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: 24

 

Measurables

Height: 6’2 1/8”

Weight: 229 lbs.

Arm length: 30 1/8”

Hand size: 9 5/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.58 sec.

Vertical jump: 31.0”

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: 25 reps

3-cone drill: 7.02 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.16 sec.

 

Strengths

Very smooth movement skills. Great speed and acceleration. Quality overall size and strength for an athletic linebacker. Very quick reaction time. Exceptional overall pursuit. Aggressive getting in on tackles. Wraps up and runs through ball-carriers. Will stick his nose in the hole to meet a runner. Good ability to side-step blocks. Very comfortable in the backpedal. Shows tremendous upside as a cover linebacker. Excellent feel/anticipation with production as a blitzer. Terrific closing burst. Breaks down well in space. Will go for strips. Outstanding as a quarterback spy. Has experience rushing/blitzing off the edge. Played middle and outside linebacker. Former college quarterback with high football intelligence (made seven starts as a redshirt freshman).

 

Weaknesses

Play recognition can be a step slow. Slow to diagnose screen passes. Can have trouble finding the ball versus play action. Struggles to get off blocks when engaged. Really allowed the offensive line to reach him and drive versus Virginia Tech.

 

NFL comparison

Jordan Hicks

 

Conclusion

Overall, Surratt is a smooth, all-around linebacker that will only continue to improve with more experience at the position. The immediate production at North Carolina as a converted quarterback (206 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 24 games) bodes well for Surratt’s chances of NFL success.

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Dan
Dan
21 days ago

Former QB turned LB. I like that.

bigcat58
bigcat58
21 days ago
Reply to  Dan

named Chazz?? Legend.

Satedav
Satedav
20 days ago
Reply to  bigcat58

Lol yes

SECrules
SECrules
19 days ago

I need to watch him.

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