The Big South Conference only has two prospects that could hear their name called during the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are their scouting reports.
Big South 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Jah-Maine Martin of North Carolina A&T and Jett Duffey of Hampton are the two players with scouting reports eligible from the Big South.
Jah-Maine Martin, RB | North Carolina A&T
Positives: Tough ball carrier with outstanding vision and instincts. Patient and will pick and choose his spots. Quick-footed in a small area with the ability to make defenders miss. Keeps his feet moving, stays in bounds, and quickly cuts back against the grain. Effectively sets up blocks and uses them. Turns it upfield and consistently runs north and south.
Aggressive, runs with authority, and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Lays his shoulders into defenders and does not go down on the first hit. Picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact and drags opponents for extra yardage. Quickly gets out of the backfield into pass routes. Gives effort blocking.
Negatives: Rarely used as a receiver out of the backfield. Plays to one speed, lacks a burst, and isn’t fast enough to turn the corner. Lacks balance trying to cut back against the grain.
Analysis: Martin began his career at Coastal Carolina and has been one of my favorite backs the past three years. He’s a prospect I feel is vastly underrated. He’s a battering ram on the inside who shows surprising quickness and can make a roster as a fifth back brought onto the field during short-yardage situations.
Jett Duffey, QB | Hampton
Positives: Texas Tech transfer who is more thrower than passer. Sells ball fakes, throws with a fluid over-the-top delivery, and possesses a next-level arm. Fires the ball to his targets and gets passes through the tight windows. Athletic and picks up yardage with his legs.
Negatives: All over the place with throws and misses open receivers. Does not release the ball with proper footwork, leading to inaccurate passes. Puts up some questionable throws under the rush.
Analysis: Duffey possesses the physical skills for the next level but must work on his passing technique and improve his accuracy.