The Miami (OH) class of players for the 2022 NFL Draft got a big uptick during the Senior Bowl. It was a back-to-back set of plays for talented edge rusher Dominique Robinson to showcase what the RedHawk fans already knew about him: he’s dynamic. Robinson flashed high-level potential and heard his name called all week throughout practices.
The group from Miami (OH) isn’t just limited to Robinson, however, as Sterling Weatherford showcased his ability at a brand new position down in Mobile. Weatherford, a safety at Miami, played almost exclusively at linebacker as he seems to have switched positions ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are the full scouting reports for the Miami (OH) RedHawks with eyes on the 2022 NFL Draft.
Miami (OH) 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
As mentioned, it’s not just Robinson for Miami (OH) this time around. With Weatherford in check, the RedHawks will likely hear those two defenders called before they hear any other names, but that is for good reason. Both Robinson and Weatherford have the chance not only to be drafted but also stick with an NFL roster due to their size, speed, athleticism, and ability to make plays in today’s NFL.
Alongside them, Miami (OH) has a few more players to know. Ahead of this April’s draft, here are our full scouting reports on the RedHawks to know.
CB Cedric Boswell
Positives: Athletic corner who shows flashes of ability. Possesses a next-level build, keeps the action in front of him, and battles receivers throughout routes. Quick, explosive, and has a burst to the throw. Wraps up tackling.
Negatives: Prefers to side shuffle downfield rather than backpedal. Must improve the consistency of his footwork. Hesitant and indecisive.
Analysis: After originally starting his college career at Iowa, Boswell transferred to Miami and has shown flashes of ability. He’s a well-built corner with a nice upside, yet he must quickly polish his game and pull the pieces together to make it out of camp this summer.
S Mike Brown
Positives: Nice-sized safety who is effective facing the action. Keeps plays in front of him, quickly picks up coverage assignments, and works hard. Gives effort against the run and wraps up tackling.
Negatives: Inefficient and does not take proper angles to the action. Plays to one speed. Possesses poor ball skills.
Analysis: Brown possesses outstanding size and flashed next-level ability, yet he never improved upon what was an outstanding 2019 campaign. He’s a strong safety prospect who may get consideration at linebacker. But Brown must get his game back to where it was two years ago to have any chance of making it out of camp this summer.
EDGE Kameron Butler
Positives: Hard-working college defensive end who plays smart, tough football, stays with assignments, and does more than mindlessly rush up the field. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself, and nicely redirects to ball handlers. Easily changes direction, moves well laterally in pursuit, and makes plays in space. Works his hands throughout the action, rarely gets knocked off his feet, and sells out to make plays.
Negatives: Lacks bulk and strength and gets overwhelmed at the point by a single blocker. Possesses average size, poor speed, and marginal upside.
Analysis: Butler is a tireless defender who was productive in two of the past three seasons on the college level. However, he lacks the athletic testing numbers for the NFL. He could be a situational pass rusher, and he plays with a special-teams mentality.
EDGE Dominique Robinson
Positives: Fast-rising college pass rusher with nice size as well as growth potential. Smooth, flows well laterally in pursuit of the action, and rarely gets knocked off his feet. Agile, flexible, and plays with leverage. Immediately changes direction, alters his angle of attack, and plays with a nasty attitude. Bends off the edge and quickly gets upfield with speed. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step, slices through blocks on the inside, and works his hands to protect himself. Showed well during Senior Bowl practice.
Negatives: Lack of bulk and overall strength is a major hindrance. Easily washed from the action by a single opponent. Primarily came out of a three-point stance and was rarely asked to make plays in space.
Analysis: Robinson has shown consistent development in his game and comes off a terrific senior campaign. He offers possibilities as a situational pass rusher standing over tackle or coming out of a three-point stance. Robinson should only improve as he physically matures and adds bulk to his frame.
WR Jack Sorenson
Positives: Underrated receiver with outstanding pass-catching skills as well as football intelligence. Fires off the snap into routes, quickly gets in and out of breaks, and separates from defenders. Extends his hands, adjusts to errant throws, and looks passes into his hands. Shows great focus, eye-hand coordination, and consistently comes away with difficult receptions. Possesses soft hands and is very consistent. Gives effort blocking downfield and works hard even if the play is away from him.
Negatives: Lacks a second gear, cannot run to deep throws, and doesn’t beat defenders in a foot race. Lacks size and gets easily brought down at the point.
Analysis: Despite being a four-year starter, Sorenson was lightly regarded and even dismissed in the scouting community coming into the season. He’s a sure-handed wideout who could fill a role as a slot receiver and punt returner.
S/LB Sterling Weatherford
Positives: Linebacker-sized college safety with outstanding instincts. Possesses tremendous football intellect, works well with teammates, and flashes cover skills between the numbers. Gets his teammates in proper position in the secondary. Quick to read and diagnose plays, effectively times pass defenses, and flies around the action. Gives effort against the run, wraps up ball handlers, and brings them down at the point of attack.
Negatives: Plays to one speed, cannot get to the flanks in time to make plays, and struggles pedaling in reverse. Often makes his first move up the field and gets caught out of position.
Analysis: Weatherford was a smart, tough safety on the college level, yet he lacks the speed and burst to stay at the position. He possesses the size, growth potential, and mentality to move to linebacker and offers scheme versatility.
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