Kingsley Enagbare is the big name on South Carolina’s scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft. He’s a potential first-round player in a stacked edge class. But a pair of running back prospects also deserve mention, as Kevin Harris and ZaQuandre White are hoping to hear their names called on draft weekend.
South Carolina 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
Engabare is a talented pass rusher with a great motor. Here’s his full scouting report as well as the rest of the South Carolina prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Aaron Sterling, DE
Positives: Undersized college pass rusher who possesses a terrific first step off the snap, easily changes direction, and moves well laterally to get out into space in pursuit. Explosive, keeps his feet moving, and breaks down well. Fast up the field and shows speed off the edge.
Negatives: Lacks bulk and strength and gets handled by tight ends. Gets upright and does not consistently play with proper pad level. Has had minimal impact the past two seasons.
Analysis: Sterling jumped on the scouting radar after a terrific campaign in 2019, but his game has since leveled off. He lacks the size for defensive end and the speed for linebacker, though Sterling will get consideration as a situational pass rusher.
Jabari Ellis, DL
Positives: Quick, fluid defensive lineman who projects as a 3-technique tackle. Plays with excellent pad level, gets leverage on opponents, and works his hands throughout plays. Easily changes direction and gets down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the action. Chases hard and makes plays in every area of the field. Plays to his 40 time.
Negatives: Controlled at the point by a single blocker. Lacks bulk and overall strength. Marginally productive and has just 3 sacks in his college career.
Analysis: Ellis is a quick, smooth defensive tackle with the ability to make plays in every direction, yet he lacks size and strength. He’s a backup 3-technique tackle with growth potential.
Kevin Harris, RB
Positives: Hard-charging downhill ball carrier who picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Displays outstanding vision and effectively uses blocks. Turns it upfield, drives his shoulders through defenders, and picks up the tough yardage. Terrific short-yardage ball carrier who is resilient and grinds it out on the inside.
Displays solid short-area quickness with the ability to bounce around piles and defenders. Outstanding pass catcher out of the backfield who reaches back or contorts to grab errant throws with his hands.
Negatives: Lacks the speed and agility necessary to turn the corner. Displays minimal burst in his game.
Analysis: Harris is a hard-charging, one-speed ball carrier who is also effective catching the ball out of the backfield. He’ll be a third-down specialist at the next level and possesses enough ability to make a team that keeps five running backs.
Kingsley Enagbare, DE
Positives: Forceful college pass rusher who squeezes every ounce of ability from his body. Breaks down well standing over tackle, slides off blocks, and immediately alters his angle of attack. Quick, explosive, and very sudden. Rarely off his feet, fast up the field, and can bend off the edge. Diagnoses plays and gets out into space to chase the action. Plays with balance as well as body control, plays faster than his 40 time, and is effective in pursuit. Relentless and goes hard.
Negatives: Lacks true pursuit speed. Tested poorly at the Combine. Gets caught up in the trash or easily blocked from the action.
Analysis: Enagbare is a hard-charging defender who lacks the size for defensive end and the speed for outside linebacker. He’s a solid technician with a relentless style who can be a situational pass rusher on Sundays standing over tackle or coming out of a three-point stance.
Want more information on Enagbare? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina DE | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Nick Muse, TE
Positives: Consistent pass-catching tight end who must pick up the blocking intensity. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage, plays faster than his 40 time, and finds the open spot in the defense. Sells routes, extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target, and adjusts to errant throws. Solid hands catcher who makes the reception in stride. Displays good blocking vision, stays square, and shows ability as a position blocker.
Negatives: Does not show much interest in blocking at times. Not physical and does not work to finish off opponents. Possesses average strength at the point of attack.
Analysis: Muse entered the season graded as a potential mid-round selection and went on to have a solid campaign. He displays little interest in blocking but could be used as a move tight end thanks to his pass-catching ability. In the end, if Muse does not improve his blocking, he will struggle to stay on an active roster.
ZaQuandre White, RB
Positives: Hard-charging ball carrier who is effective as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Displays good short-area quickness and footwork and has the ability to bounce around defenders. Keeps his feet moving upfield, uses an effective straight arm to keep plays alive, and picks up yardage off initial contact.
Strong in his lower body and breaks tackles. Gets a lot of momentum going and has a burst. Solid pass catcher who finds the soft spot in the defense and extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame.
Negatives: Not a creative ball carrier. Plays to one speed. Marginally productive throughout his college career and bounced from program to program until last season.
Analysis: White is a late bloomer who was effective running the ball and catching it out of the backfield. However, he comes with minimal upside for the next level.
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