My Scouting Report for Curtis Weaver

Curtis Weaver

Team : Boise State Broncos (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : LB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Linebacker [LB]

He is more power than he is speed and explosiveness. Although at times he does get his feet stuck in the mud and won't get off blocks. Check 2nd QT 1:13 Boise St. vs Colorado St. (2018)
He usually wraps up and gets the ballcarrier or QB on the ground.
He showcases most of his pursuit when he is after the QB. I have seen though at times when he gets off the ball on time he does show some explosion. Colorado St vs Boise St 7:03 4th QT 2018.
Against UNLV in 2019 had 3 sacks and showcased a little bit of everything such as bend around the edge plus some power. 4th QT with 10:22 to go against UNLV in 2019, he showcased his ability to bend and get around the tackle with some speed. Check the 2nd QT 2:39 BYU(2018) when he becomes off-balanced and gets thrown down by a lineman
Play Recognition
There are times when he recognizes the run and is able to stuff the running back in the backfield. There are other times such as in the first half of the Florida St. game where he was washed out of the play and Cam Akers ran right through the middle of their defense.
It is solid he has got a good balance of power. If he does overpower a tackle with his bullrush its usually tackles from smaller conferences. struggles to overpower tackles in more competitive schools such as Florida St., BYU.
I did not see a lot of blitzing packages with him but I did see him back off for pass coverage. He is a 4-3 OLB? pass rusher who keeps his hand in the dirt.
Pass Coverage
He has intercepted some passes an example of this was against Nevada in 2018 at 8:43 in the 2nd Qt. Although this is not a strength of his. Against NFL competition this will most likely not happen.
He seems to have stayed relatively healthy throughout his collegiate career.
I can not judge this as I have not personally met him.
Has a chance to become a situational pass rusher.
Needs to be more consistent against better competition and better at stopping the run.
At times he does show explosiveness in his first step and the ability to ben around the edge. He also showcases power at times and can bull rush lineman when he gains leverage. He was very productive and lead the Mountain West conference in sacks and is currently on pace to have the most sacks in College Football this season.
Sometimes he does get washed out of the ply by stronger lineman against BYU during a run play he was thrown to the ground. needs to produce more aginst more competitive schools such as BYU or Florida St., He Only dominates the lesser competition.
Overall Analysis
I think he could be a developmental prospect with time and polish can become a good situational pass rusher in the NFL. Overall I would like to see how he does against top tier tackles in College football. He plays a hybrid position and what I mean is 265 is too small for a defensive end and too big for an OLB I would say the best place to play him is in a 4-3 where he can rush the passer purely.
Compares to
He is a bigger Shaquil Barrett. He is projected as a Day 3 player Rounds 4-6 , (Mid 5th)Ideal
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak