Chris Braswell Draft Profile | Alabama, EDGE Scouting Report

    Chris Braswell has improved his draft stock significantly in 2023. However, does his scouting report read like a future top-50 pick in the NFL Draft?

    The Alabama Crimson Tide are no strangers to producing impressive pass rushers. Will Anderson was the big name a season ago, and Dallas Turner appears to be Alabama’s next first-round pass rusher. But Chris Braswell might not have to wait too long to hear his name called in April. What does his NFL Draft scouting report look like?

    Chris Braswell Draft Profile and Measurements

    • Height: 6’3″
    • Weight: 255
    • Position: EDGE
    • School: Alabama
    • Current Year: Senior

    Chris Braswell entered Tuscaloosa regarded as one of the very best high school recruits in the nation. He was the seventh-ranked player in the nation for ESPN and the 24th-ranked player according to Rivals. The pass rusher commanded five-star rankings from each outlet, while 247Sports had him as a highly graded four-star recruit.

    However, it took the highly touted recruit a long time to get going for the Crimson Tide. He bided his time behind high-caliber NFL talent while playing a role on special teams in each of his three active seasons.

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    Braswell has been a versatile defender for Alabama over the past two seasons. He’s played on the line as an edge defender and as an off-ball linebacker, although he’s been deployed in that role sparingly. Most of the time his coverage snaps come from him peeling off the line.

    Predictably, Braswell’s production climbed significantly in 2023 as he saw the field more often. But has it been enough to realistically fight for top-50 draft capital?

    Chris Braswell Scouting Report

    Strengths

    • Outstanding speed-to-power potential. Coils well and provides a violent jolt to offensive tackles.
    • Strong fork-lift technique as rusher and run defender to keep outside arm free.
    • Quick horizontal shifts as a rusher allow him to cross face on designed inside rushes.
    • Comfortable in man coverage peeling versus running backs.
    • Strong awareness in zone coverage. Not just a body in an underneath zone.
    • Explosive first step that frequently threatens the arc.
    • Strong run design awareness.
    • Powerful, dense defender. Not a small 255 pounds.
    • Strong proactive athleticism.
    • Outstanding work ethic on the field.

    Weaknesses

    • Lack of ankle flexibility and hip fluidity severely limit pass-rushing potential at the NFL level.
    • Less than ideal anatomical length shows up in rush plan. Works through tackles almost exclusively.
    • Struggles to transition as a reactionary athlete to chase plays.
    • Game predicated around power won’t be as advantageous against NFL strength.

    Current Draft Projection and Summary

    Braswell exploded in 2023 as he got onto the field more for Alabama, and his draft stock has followed suit. The Crimson Tide pass rusher has the skill set to have a legitimately impressive NFL career.

    He’s a strong run defender who plays with his pants on fire. While there’s no denying that he can be productive as a pass rusher at the next level because of his impressive first step and surprising power, his ceiling is almost certainly limited by his physiological limitations.

    In an underwhelming pass-rushing class and considering his development as a run defender and pass rusher in 2023, it shouldn’t be surprising to see him go within the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. He won’t be best-suited as the top pass-rushing option on a team, but he’d be an outstanding complement to a more pass-rush-focused EDGE, like his situation at Alabama.

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    PlayerPositionTeamTarget
    Aidan RobbinsRBBYUAidan Robbins Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/aidan-robbins-draft-scouting-2024/
    Ainias SmithWR/RBTexas A&MAinias Smith Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/ainias-smith-draft-scouting-2024/
    Andrew MukubaSClemsonAndrew Mukuba Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/andrew-mukuba-draft-scouting-2024/
    Anthony GouldWROregon StateAnthony Gould Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/anthony-gould-draft-scouting-2024/
    Antwane Wells Jr.WRSouth CarolinaAntwane Wells Jr. Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/antwane-wells-jr-draft-scouting-2024/
    Audric EstiméRBNotre Dame
    Audric Estimé Scouting Report
    https://www.profootballnetwork.com/audric-estime-draft-scouting-2024/
    Austin JonesRBUSCAustin Jones Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/austin-jones-draft-scouting-2024/
    Austin ReedQBWestern KentuckyAustin Reed Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/austin-reed-draft-scouting-2024/
    Barrett CarterLBClemsonBarrett Carter Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/barrett-carter-draft-scouting-2024/
    Blake CorumRBMichiganBlake Corum Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/blake-corum-draft-scouting-2024/
    Blake WatsonRBMemphisBlake Watson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/blake-watson-draft-profile-memphis-rb-scouting-report/
    Bo NixQBOregonBo Nix Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/bo-nix-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Braelon AllenRBWisconsinBraelon Allen Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/braelon-allen-draft-scouting-2024/
    Brenden RiceWRUSCBrenden Rice Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/brenden-rice-draft-scouting-2024/
    Brennan ArmstrongQBNC StateBrennan Armstrong Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/brennan-armstrong-draft-scouting-2024/
    Brock BowersTEGeorgiaBrock Bowers Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/brock-bowers-draft-scouting-2024/
    Bucky IrvingRBOregonBucky Irving Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/bucky-irving-draft-scouting-2024/
    Cade StoverTEOhio StateCade Stover Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/cade-stover-draft-scouting-2024/
    Caleb WilliamsQBUSCCaleb Williams Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/caleb-williams-draft-scouting-2024/
    Cameron RisingQBUtahCameron Rising Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/cameron-rising-draft-scouting-2024/
    Cameron WardQBWashington StateCameron Ward Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/cameron-ward-draft-scouting-2024/
    Carson BeckQBGeorgiaCarson Beck Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/carson-beck-draft-scouting-2024/
    Carson SteeleRBUCLACarson Steele Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/carson-steele-draft-scouting-2024/
    Chop RobinsonEDGEPenn StateChop Robinson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/chop-robinson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Chris TyreeWRNotre DameChris Tyree Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/chris-tyree-draft-scouting-2024/
    Cornelius JohnsonWRMichiganCornelius Johnson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/cornelius-johnson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Dallas TurnerEDGEAlabamaDallas Turner Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/dallas-turner-draft-scouting-2024/
    Denzel BurkeCBOhio StateDenzel Burke Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/denzel-burke-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Devin LearyQBKentuckyDevin Leary Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/devin-leary-draft-scouting-2024/
    Dillon GabrielQBOklahomaDillon Gabriel Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/dillon-gabriel-draft-scouting-2024/
    DJ UiagaleleiQBOregon StateDJ Uiagalelei Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/dj-uiagalelei-draft-scouting-2024/
    Donovan EdwardsRBMichiganDonovan Edwards Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/donovan-edwards-draft-scouting-2024/
    Donovan SmithQBHoustonDonovan Smith Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/donovan-smith-draft-scouting-2024/
    Dorian SingerWRUSCDorian Singer Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/dorian-singer-draft-scouting-2024/
    Drake MayeQBNorth CarolinaDrake Maye Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/drake-maye-draft-scouting-2024/
    Emeka EgbukaWROhio StateEmeka Egbuka Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/emeka-egbuka-draft-scouting-2024/
    Garrett ShraderQBSyracuseGarrett Shrader Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/garrett-shrader-draft-scouting-2024/
    Gavin HardisonQBUTEPGavin Hardison Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/gavin-hardison-draft-scouting-2024/
    George HolaniRBBoise StateGeorge Holani Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/george-holani-draft-scouting-2024/
    Grayson McCallQBCoastal CarolinaGrayson McCall Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/grayson-mccall-draft-scouting-2024/
    Hudson CardQBPurdueHudson Card Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/hudson-card-draft-scouting-2024/
    Isaiah NeyorWRTexasIsaiah Neyor Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/isaiah-neyor-draft-scouting-2024/
    J.J. McCarthyQBMichiganJ.J. McCarthy Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jj-mccarthy-draft-scouting-2024/
    J.T. TuimoloauEDGEOhio StateJ.T. Tuimoloau Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/j-t-tuimoloau-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Jalen BergerRBMichigan StateJalen Berger Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jalen-berger-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jalen McMillanWRWashingtonJalen McMillan Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jalen-mcmillan-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jalon DanielsQBKansasJalon Daniels Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jalon-daniels-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jared VerseEDGEFlorida StateJared Verse Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jared-verse-scouting-draft-2024/
    Jase McClellanRBAlabamaJase McClellan Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jase-mcclellan-draft-scouting-2024/
    Javon BakerWRUCFJavon Baker Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/javon-baker-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jayden DanielsQBLSUJayden Daniels Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jayden-daniels-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jeff SimsQBNebraskaJeff Sims Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jeff-sims-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jermaine BurtonWRAlabamaJermaine Burton Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jermaine-burton-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jer'Zhan NewtonDTIllinoisJer'Zhan Newton Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jerzhan-newton-draft-scouting-2024/
    Joe AltOTNotre DameJoe Alt Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/joe-alt-draft-scouting-2024/
    Joe MiltonQBTennesseeJoe Milton Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/joe-milton-draft-scouting-2024/
    John Rhys PlumleeQBUCFJohn Rhys Plumlee Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/john-rhys-plumlee-draft-scouting-2024/
    Johnny WilsonWRFlorida StateJohnny Wilson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/johnny-wilson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jo'Quavious MarksRBMississippi StateJo'Quavious Marks Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/joquavious-marks-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jordan TravisQBFlorida StateJordan Travis Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jordan-travis-draft-scouting-2024/
    Jordan WhittingtonWRTexasJordan Whittington Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/jordan-whittington-draft-scouting-2024/
    Kalen KingCBPenn StateKalen King Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kalen-king-draft-scouting-2024/
    Kamari LassiterCBGeorgiaKamari Lassiter Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kamari-lassiter-draft-scouting-2024/
    Kamren KinchensSMiami (FL)Kamren Kinchens Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kamren-kinchens-draft-scouting-2024/
    Keith Randolph Jr.DTIllinoisKeith Randolph Jr. Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/keith-randolph-jr-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Kendall MiltonRBGeorgiaKendall Milton Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kendall-milton-draft-scouting-2024/
    Keon ColemanWRFlorida StateKeon Coleman Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/keon-coleman-draft-scouting-2024/
    KJ JeffersonQBArkansasKJ Jefferson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kj-jefferson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Kool-Aid McKinstryCBAlabamaKool-Aid McKinstry Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kool-aid-mckinstry-draft-scouting-2024/
    Kurtis RourkeQBOhioKurtis Rourke Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/kurtis-rourke-draft-scouting-2024/
    Ladd McConkeyWRGeorgiaLadd McConkey Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/ladd-mcconkey-draft-scouting-2024/
    Maason SmithDTLSUMaason Smith Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/maason-smith-draft-scouting-2024/
    Malachi CorleyWRWestern KentuckyMalachi Corley Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/?p=389162&preview=true&preview_id=389162
    Malik NabersWRLSUMalik Nabers Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/malik-nabers-draft-scouting-2024/
    Mario WilliamsWRUSCMario Williams Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/mario-williams-draft-scouting-2024/
    MarShawn LloydRBUSCMarShawn Lloyd Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/marshawn-lloyd-draft-scouting-2024/
    Marvin Harrison Jr.WROhio StateMarvin Harrison Jr. Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/marvin-harrison-draft-scouting-2024/
    Michael Penix Jr.QBWashingtonMichael Penix Jr. Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/michael-penix-jr-draft-scouting-2024/
    Michael PrattQBTulaneMichael Pratt Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/michael-pratt-draft-scouting-2024/
    Moose Muhammad IIIWRTexas A&MMoose Muhammad III Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/moose-muhammad-iii-draft-scouting-2024/
    Noah WhittingtonRBOregonNoah Whittington Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/noah-whittington-draft-scouting-2024/
    Olu FashanuOTPenn StateOlu Fashanu Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/olu-fashanu-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Phil JurkovecQBPittsburghPhil Jurkovec Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/phil-jurkovec-draft-scouting-2024/
    Princely UmanmielenEDGEFloridaPrincely Umanmielen Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/princely-umanmielen-draft-scouting-2024/
    Quinn EwersQBTexasQuinn Ewers Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/quinn-ewers-draft-scouting-2024/
    Raheim SandersRBArkansasRaheim Sanders Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/raheim-sanders-draft-scouting-2024/
    Ricky PearsallWRFloridaRicky Pearsall Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/ricky-pearsall-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Riley LeonardQBDukeRiley Leonard Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/riley-leonard-draft-scouting-2024/
    Roman WilsonWRMichiganRoman Wilson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/roman-wilson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Rome OdunzeWRWashingtonRome Odunze Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/rome-odunze-draft-scouting-2024/
    Sam HartmanQBNotre DameSam Hartman Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/sam-hartman-draft-scouting-2024/
    Spencer RattlerQBSouth CarolinaSpencer Rattler Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/spencer-rattler-draft-scouting-2024/
    Tahj WashingtonWRUSCTahj Washington Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/tahj-washington-draft-scouting-2024/
    Taulia TagovailoaQBMarylandTaulia Tagovailoa Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/taulia-tagovailoa-draft-scouting-2024/
    Treshaun WardRBKansas StateTreshaun Ward Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/treshaun-ward-draft-scouting-2024/
    TreVeyon HendersonRBOhio StateTreVeyon Henderson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/treveyon-henderson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Trey BensonRBFlorida StateTrey Benson Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/trey-benson-draft-scouting-2024/
    Trey SandersRBTCUTrey Sanders Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/trey-sanders-draft-scouting-2024/
    Troy FranklinWROregonTroy Franklin Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/troy-franklin-draft-scouting-2024/
    Tyler ShoughQBTexas TechTyler Shough Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/tyler-shough-draft-scouting-2024/
    Tyler Van DykeQBMiami (FL)Tyler Van Dyke Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/tyler-van-dyke-draft-scouting-2024/
    Ulysses Bentley IVRBOle MissUlysses Bentley IV Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/ulysses-bentley-iv-draft-scouting-2024/
    Will HowardQBKansas StateWill Howard Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/will-howard-draft-scouting-2024/
    Will RogersQBMississippi StateWill Rogers Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/will-rogers-draft-scouting-2024/
    Will SheppardWRVanderbiltWill Sheppard Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/will-sheppard-draft-scouting-2024/
    Will ShipleyRBClemsonWill Shipley Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/will-shipley-draft-scouting-2024/
    Xavier LegetteWRSouth CarolinaXavier Legette Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/xavier-legette-draft-scouting-report-2024/
    Xavier WorthyWRTexasXavier Worthy Scouting Reporthttps://www.profootballnetwork.com/xavier-worthy-draft-scouting-2024/

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