Jordan Battle 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- First Team All-SEC (2021)
- Tied for first in interceptions (2021)
- Scheme tendencies: Multiple
- 2022 projected role: Starting safety who will play both FS and SS
Pros: Jordan Battle has a prototypical frame with great height and length. To add to his athletic profile, Battle is a good athlete that showcases great range as a safety. In the run game, Battle is quick to read, run, and trigger downhill to run the alley and make the tackle. In the pass game, he shows his range by closing downhill and jumping in front of receivers to break up the pass or intercept the ball. Battle shows to be a very smart football player that is always in the right place. Watching Battle last year I thought he would have been a high pick, so I’m interested to see what elements he adds to his game this upcoming year.
Cons: The downside to Jordan Battle comes from his aggressive approach to the game. Battle is an aggressive player by nature and it may get him in trouble at times. When in coverage, Battle has the tendency to arrive early on plays and may draw a flag. He is also a little handsy with receivers, which could be a lack of trust in his down-the-field speed or just his aggressive nature. In the run, Battle is a full-speed player that at times gets him out of place. Battle will overrun plays because he is in full-speed pursuit of the ball carrier. Battle’s flaws are minimal and very fixable.
Jordan Battle NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez