Derek Stingley Jr.

Derek Stingley Jr.

Measurements
  • Height
    6000
  • Hand
    9 5/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    190lbs
  • Arm
    30 5/8
  • Speed
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Isaiah Wingfield - Scout
Derek Stingley Jr.
  • Overall Rank
    14
  • Position Rank
    2
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    21.0 Years
  • Team
    LOUISIANA ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 15 38 15 1.06 0 2 TFL
2020 7 27 5 0.77 0 2 TFL
2021 3 8 0 0.72 0 2 TFL

Build

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

Derek Stingley Jr. is a well-built athlete with prototypical size and length for the position. While he played all 15 games as a true freshman, he missed one game due to illness and two more with a lingering leg injury his sophomore year. After three games his junior season, he underwent season-ending foot surgery.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

His technique is focused and consistent in both press and off-man. He has adequate ability to anticipate routes in man and zone coverage. Stingley Jr. saw regression in his play following his freshman season by most performance metrics. This drop in production was less due to a decline in physical traits or technique than effort and want-to. He displays inconsistent effort in pursuit and avoidance of contact at the attack point in YAC and run situations. Successfully proving his commitment to developing and competing during the interview process will be critical for Stingley Jr.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 5.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

He is a long and fluid athlete with above the line acceleration and long speed. He fluidly torques his hips in press and off-man to help him gain ground in coverage. When beat at the line, he has the make-up speed and long arms to recover and make plays on the ball. A combination of outstanding body control and adequate flexibility keeps him balanced to burst out of breaks. Stingley will have to add strength to have a more significant impact in run support. He is often shrugged off and misses tackles if he does not wrap up.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    8
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.7

Technical

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

Derek Stingley Jr excels in both press and off-man coverage. At the LOS, Stingley Jr.’s light feet work to mirror releases. He is not overly physical but uses his long arms to disrupt timing once the receiver declares. He maintains leverage in off man with fluid hips and steady pad level in his backpedal. His ball skills are outstanding: in phase, his length and leaping ability lead to acrobatic plays on the ball - out of phase, he plays through receivers' hands with poise. He also uses a catch technique where his patience, lateral quickness, and long arms enable him to read routes, shuffle and stick to receivers. Stingley Jr. traveled with receivers in the slot, using press and catch techniques. He is always aware of where his help is down the field and uses leverage to win his matchup. Overall, he is efficient: wasting slight motion or steps in coverage.

  • Hip Fluidity
    8
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    8
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Backpedal
    8
  • Ball Skills
    8
Grade 7.3

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?
Derek Stingley Jr. was a consensus five-star recruit entering LSU. He was selected a First Team All-SEC and All-American player in his true freshman and sophomore years. In his last season for LSU, he played just three games before undergoing season-ending foot surgery. His technique is polished in man coverage, and he processes routes adequately in zone. He is a natural athlete with above the line burst and speed. His outstanding ball skills led to elite production. However, he has glaring plays that put his effort and competitiveness into question. Stingley Jr. possesses all of the technique and talent deserving of a high first-round pick for a press man-heavy schemed defense, but teams will need more insight on his mentality to make that selection.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Georgia
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Outstanding technique in man coverage, shows burst and ball skills on interceptions
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT UCLA
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Inconsistent effort in pivotal moments
Best Trait
Technique
Pro Comparison
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