Brian Asamoah

Brian Asamoah

Measurements
  • Height
    6000
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    36.5
  • Weight
    226lbs
  • Arm
    32 5/8
  • Speed
    4.56
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Charlie Parkinson - Scout
Brian Asamoah
  • Overall Rank
    109
  • Position Rank
    11
  • Position
    LB
  • Age
    22.2 Years
  • Team
    OKLAHOMA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2019 14 23 3.5 27.8% 1.52
2020 11 66 5.5 26.0% 0.97
2021 12 89 4 28.9% 0.88

Build

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

Brian Asamoah has average height with limited weight. He is light but has a muscular frame that could allow him to add some weight. Has not had injury concerns in the past.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

For a smaller backer playing Mike, he shows adequate toughness, as he is willing to battle against bigger defenders. Much of his play relies on instincts, which are high but undisciplined. He flies to the football but often flows with pullers too quickly and gets tricked. Outstanding motor, as he runs full speed every snap to chase down ball carriers.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Asamoah is an athletic specimen, possessing outstanding explosiveness and above the line speed, as he is very rangy and can chase down ball carriers sideline to sideline. Adequate body control, as he often runs with his head cut-off and is not under control. When this is the case, he has only average COD, but when under control, he has the quickness and agility to have outstanding COD. Asamoah has the outstanding ability to dip his shoulder, accelerate and bend around the corner in the pass rush. Shows impressive strength to compete with bigger athletes but is routinely overmatched due to his limited size.

  • Explosiveness
    8
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    8
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.8

Technical

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

Very explosive athlete, which he shows off when making tackles, as he punishes ball carriers to the ground. Elite closing speed, as he flies to the football and bursts through the finish. Showcased dip and speed shed, but overall, lacks effective ability to shed blockers, as they get into his chest too often. Adequate pursuit angles, as he is inconsistent in taking proper angles but has the speed to make up for it. Adequate physicality, as he is a physical player that throws a strong punch but is often overmatched by larger blockers. High-level athleticism and smooth pedal to match up with any RB/TE but did not see many reps of high-level route awareness. This makes it challenging to project him in coverage. Has the tools to develop into a better cover player at the next level.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    8
  • Closing Speed
    9
  • Block Shed
    5
  • Pursuit Angles
    6
  • Physicality
    6
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Productivity
    7
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 6.5

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?
Brian Asamoah was a productive college player, playing MIKE in the Oklahoma defense but is likely better suited for a different position at the next level. He is a very raw player in the run game and in coverage but is a very high-level athlete. He is undersized at the MIKE position and has undisciplined eyes, and underdeveloped block shed techniques. That said, he has freakish burst, sideline to sideline range, and the physicality to finish. In coverage, he is inexperienced, but has the athleticism to be much more successful at the next level given proper development. He projects best as a developmental Will backer in a 4-3 with a major special teams impact right out of the gate. He has room to grow into a high-level starting, every-down player.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Baylor
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Was flying all over the field against the run, credited with 4 stops by PFF
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Tulane
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • Struggled in coverage and overmatched in the run game
Best Trait
Burst and closing speed
Pro Comparison
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