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2019 NFL Draft

Johnathan Abram

S/Mississippi State

  • A
    6.80
    Projection
    Round 1
  • YearSenior
  • Height5-11
  • Weight205
  • Hand9 ⅝
  • Arm31 ⅜
  • 40-yard4.45
  • BenchN/A
  • VerticalN/A
  • Broad116.0
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2017 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS26000%0000000000001700.00.003112290000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Very good safety size -- strong, thick build. Adept in man coverage vs. receivers. Takes on and sheds blocks in the run game, and can also slip and avoid blocks. Effective blitzer. Very good speed and range. Takes good angles to the ball. Aggressive and competitive. Big-time hitter. Always looks to strip the ball when tackling.

    Weak Points: Only two career interceptions, both in 2018. Can get out of control attacking the ball and will miss some tackles or overrun plays. Double transfer -- began career at Georgia, moving on to Jones County Junior College before finishing at Mississippi State.

    The Way We See It: Some guys simply are fun to watch on tape -- and Abrams is one of those guys. He plays the game the way it is supposed to be played: clean but very aggressive. Abrams was a part-time starter at Georgia as a freshman but transferred after the Bulldogs made a coaching change. He played at Jones County Community College in 2016, then he started the past two seasons at Mississippi State. He is one of the better safeties in this class, capable of locking up on a wide receiver in man coverage or playing deep in zone. He possesses good mirror skills in man and keeps proper position when in zone, playing the ball very well in the air. Abram is an extremely aggressive run-support player who easily defeats blocks and is a sure tackler. He is best suited to play strong safety at the NFL level but can play free. With Abram's size and aggressiveness, some clubs might look at him as a hybrid linebacker. Instant starter.

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