Terrel Bernard

Terrel Bernard

Measurements
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 5/8
  • VJ
    33.5
  • Weight
    224lbs
  • Arm
    30 1/4
  • Speed
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Terrel Bernard
  • Overall Rank
    135
  • Position Rank
    13
  • Position
    LB
  • Team
    BAYLOR

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2017 (RS) 2 0 0.0 25.0% 0.00
2018 11 47 3.0 20.6% 0.86
2019 14 112 9.5 22.7% 0.68
2020 5 55 6.5 26.3% 0.91
2021 13 103 12.5 28.6% 0.68

Build

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

Terrel Bernard has average overall height and limited length for the position, but is undersized on the whole. His frame is lean and muscular with short arms. He has the potential to add weight but might hinder his athleticism. Missed 1 game in 2021 with a knee injury, 4 games in 2020 with a shoulder injury, and 2 games in 2017 with a foot injury.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 4.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Exhibits good pre-snap communication ability before the snap and routinely makes relays what he sees to his teammates. Displays adequate play recognition ability in the run game and gets down hill to fill holes quickly once he makes his read. Willingly takes on blockers at the point of attack despite his smaller stature. Showcases above the line motor when pursuing to the ball.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Bernard has above the line speed when shooting through holes or scraping to the edge. Shows adequate explosion and and body control once he has made his read and attacks the hole, but can occasionally come in off balance. Displays ordinary lower body flexibility and ability to change direction quickly. Possesses average strength when engaging opponents, but his smaller size puts him at a disadvantage.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.2

Technical

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

Showcases above the line closing speed and adequate hip explosion through contact. Showcases adequate physicality when taking on blockers, his ability to disengage from blockers is limited due to his less than ideal frame and strength. While he displays adequate motor while pursuing the ball, he is prone to taking poor angles and taking himself out of the play, but can make up for it with his speed on occasion. In coverage he gets good depth in his drops and can cover routes that occur in front of him, but his overall instincts and recognition are merely average. Has not shown much in the form of ball skills at the catch point when he has a chance to make a play. He has the athletic ability and fluid hips to match up with running backs coming out of the backfield, but his size leaves him vulnerable to mismatches against tight ends. As a blitzer he showcases the ability to generate pressure with speed, but does not use his hands well and rarely attacks with a backup plan should speed fail.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    7
  • Block Shed
    4
  • Pursuit Angles
    5
  • Physicality
    6
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Productivity
    6
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 5.6

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?
Terrel Bernard appeared in 45 games with 23 starts in his 4 years at Baylor. Played as the WILL linebacker aligning primarily in the box, but also aligned in the slot on occasion. Named 2nd Team All-Conference twice and 1st Team Academic All-Conference four times. Projects as a backup WILL linebacker whose main role is contributing as a core special teams player. He does not have the play strength and block shedding ability to be a significant contributor between the tackles. He will need to add functional weight and strength in order to gain a more meaningful role than a backup on an NFL defense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Ole Miss
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • Flew around the field and heavily involved in run game
  • iconWorst Game
  • v BYU
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Swallowed up by blockers in run game, lost in coverage
Best Trait
Speed
Pro Comparison
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