Justin Strnad - Wake Forest

Height/Weight - 6'3/238

Age/Birthday - 24 Years Old, (August 21, 1996)

Combine Results - 40-4.74, Vert-29.0", Broad-113.0"

Class - RS Senior

Conference - Atlantic Coast (Atlantic)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 5-6

College Stats -

2019 - 38 (Solos)/31 (Assists)/5.5 (TFL)/2.0 (Sacks)

2018 - 65 (Solos)/40 (Assists)/8.5 (TFL)/1.5 (Sacks)

2017 - 32 (Solos)/19 (Assists)/8.5 (TFL)/4.5 (Sacks)

2016 - 12 (Solos)/7 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonShaq Thompson, Lavonte David

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Projects favorably as a next level linebacker thanks to his range and explosiveness

  • Can be an effective starter in an even front as the WILL linebacker playing in space

  • Confident in breaking to the ball in both run looks & when tasked with playing zone 

  • His frame is explosive, has delivered some booming hits when he's square & flush

  • Motor is great, flashed from outside the numbers on opposite sides of the field

  • Effort level is strong & attentive to finding work, will flow with QBs in zone coverage

  • Sideline to sideline potential, he's got excellent range & won't concede the corner

  • No problem working over the top, challenges O-Line to get on top of him on 2nd level

  • Shows plenty of mobility through his hips to drop & key while hitting his marks

  • Good depth in the middle of the field drops to force touch throws over his wingspan

  • Short area quickness is notable & when he sees it can effectively shoot the gap

  • He's very fluid in space, with impressive acceleration, redirection & agility

  • Smooth athlete in open field, ability to disassociate hips from upper half to gain depth

  • Hips are dynamic to explode through contact when tackling head up or with pads low

  • Nice burst & explosiveness make him a weapon as blitzer, from interior & 2nd level 

Player Notes Cons


  • Can get a little overambitious when scraping or flowing into ball carriers

  • Block deconstruction isn't a strong point, better suited in space to avoid blocks

  • Functional strength at point of attack is weak, lacks ability to hold ground vs linemen

  • Lapses in pursuit come from inconsistencies to gear down & mirror the ball carrier