Markus Bailey - Purdue

Height/Weight - 6'0/235

Age/Birthday - 23 Years Old, (March 7, 1997)

Combine Results - 40-, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - RS Senior

Conference - Big Ten (West)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 5

College Stats -

2019 - 10 (Solos)/4 (Assists)/2.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)

2018 - 82 (Solos)/33 (Assists)/9.0 (TFL)/6.5 (Sacks)

2017 - 67 (Solos)/22 (Assists)/11.0 (TFL)/7.0 (Sacks)

2016 - 61 (Solos)/36 (Assists)/6.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

2015 - 8 (Solos)/1 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonAnthony Hitchens, Jayon Brown

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

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Player Notes Pros

  • Super intelligent defender who trusts his keys & is quick to process plays

  • Identifies needed action at the snap, natural feel in space to shade to coverage or ball

  • Hard nosed, tough & fearless as a tackler, flies into gaps full speed looking to wrap up

  • About as blue collar as they come, great mental toughness, tenacity & leadership

  • Smooth & controlled, allows him to duck inside with a free run on blockers in space

  • Innate feel of route combinations to shade or shadow in the underneath areas

  • His incredible anticipation helps him jump into the catch point & contest targets

  • Shown continued success working in the offensive backfield from the edge

  • His mental quickness allows him to showcase his excellent explosiveness

  • Rarely takes false steps or over pursues when he's mirroring ball carriers

  • Aligned stacked at OLB on the strong & weak sides for Purdue's even front defense

  • Flexibility to cover slot WR, reroute him from an off position & carry the route upfield

  • Good instincts with regards to run fits & consistently does good job leveraging the ball

Player Notes Cons

 

  • His length and tackle radius isn't overly special as a result of his extension skills

  • Struggles to press & extend or long arm defenders to create space for himself

  • Functional strength isn't impressive, can get pushed around by skill players on the edge

  • As a second level defender in the NFL, he may need time to adjust & refine skills

  • Usage as a blitz or rush player hasn't really shown great dip, lean or surface reduction

  • He is a slow twitch athlete that lacks good explosion & lateral agility for the position