Brad Hawkins

Brad Hawkins

Measurements
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 3/8
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    207lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/8
  • Speed
    4.57
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Jamie Kelly - Scout
Brad Hawkins
  • Overall Rank
    312
  • Position Rank
    27
  • Position
    S
  • Team
    MICHIGAN

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 12 0 0 0.00
2018 13 9 0 0.73
2019 13 29 2 0.37
2020 6 19 1 0.64
2021 14 37 3 0.07

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate height and weight. Average arm length and hand size. Average arm definition. Top heavy frame with hunched shoulders, and a broad thick chest that slims to the waist. Thin legs, particularly in the calves, with limited lower body definition.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Average instincts, particularly in coverage, slow to recognize the play develop from deep centerfield or off-man coverage, frequently is a step late to the ball. Average motor/effort, plays a lot of snaps for the Michigan defense but if a play looks borderline unmakeable he doesn’t show the drive to cover the ground anyway. Adequate toughness through contact, willing competitor, will stick his shoulder into larger running backs and will lay on big hits along the sideline to dislodge the football.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average overall athletic ability, with adequate explosiveness. Forwards/ backwards player, works best in backpedal, plant and drive straight-forward scenarios. Average COD, with limited hip fluidity, bend and body control, moves with a rigid hunched-over style, lacks fluidity in shallow/deep/ man coverage movements. Average speed, will struggle to cover from a single-high centerfield zone. Adequate play strength, has attitude to lay big hits on receivers, take on edge blockers and be a reliable last line of defense vs. Run.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Adequate backpedal, gains depth quickly to survey the field. Most comfortable in deep split-safety role, where he can backpedal without direct man responsibility and burst to close on the ball. Above the line plant and drive, closes into the flats and hook/ curl zones and quickly engages the receiver, hits with tenacity and adequate technique to reliably bring them down. Limited capability to cover the slot in off coverage, has limited hip fluidity and coverage instincts to hold up in man coverage for more than a handful of snaps. Adequate run support, will take on blockers with sound leverage and positioning. Adequate and reliable last-line defender, takes adequate angles to the play, stays balanced in the openfield and makes adequate wrap tackles on ballcarriers. Limited ball skills with average ball tracking, isn’t a natural playmaker, has only 1 INT in his college career.

  • Hip Fluidity
    5
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    5
  • Backpedal
    6
  • Ball Skills
    5
Grade 5.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Brad Hawkins is a Fifth-Year Graduate at Michigan who has featured in 58 career games. Three-star WR prospect, No.425 in the nation according to 247 Sports, who made the transition to Safety once arriving at Michigan. Was only a Special teamer/ returner in 2017, before earning some limited playing time at Safety the following season. Started 10 games at Safety as a Junior and was named to PFF’s All-Big Ten team for his standout performances. Started another 6 games in the COVID shortened 2020, and then finished out his college career on Michigan’s 2021 CFP Semi-Final team as a key starter and one of the defensive leaders. Brad Hawkins projects as a borderline, starting, two-high strong safety in the NFL. In the right scheme that allows him to contribute his above the line burst to close and adequate run defense, while sheltering him from too much man-coverage responsibility, he should be able to provide effective + snaps for an NFL defense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Ohio State
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Solid performance against talented receivers, 4 tackles
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Georgia
  • Dec - 31 - 2021
  • Struggled to match-up in coverage
Best Trait
Burst to Close
Pro Comparison
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