Jessie Bates – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Jessie Bates

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Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
S Wake Forest 3 RS-SO

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 195 N/A 6'1 200 31 5/8 9 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.5 35.5 9'9 DNP 6.78 4.26

Overview:

Bates finished his career at Wake Forest, where he played in 23 career games, had 172 tackles, 9.0 for loss, 6 interceptions, 9 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles. He has good size, he has great speed, is a tackling machine, and a ball hawk. He has good instincts, is a hard hitter, and solid cover defensive back. He is a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is also very physical, he does not back down, and is a special teams standout as a return man. On the other hand, he is still a bit raw, and young, as he is only a redshirt-sophomore. With that said, I see Bates being a late day 2, to early day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has great speed

A tackling machine

A ball hawk

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

A solid cover DB

Has good instincts

A hard hitter

Very physical

Does not back down

A special teams standout as a return man

Does a good job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Still young as he is only a RS-Sophomore

Career Stats:

Games Played: 23

Tackles: 172

Tackles For Loss: 9.0

Interceptions: 6

Pass Breakups: 9

Forced Fumbles: 2