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Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

Ennis Rakestraw, Jr. (CB) – Missouri / Senior

5’11-3/8″, 183 Lbs. (Combine)

2022 Stats: 13 Games, 27 Solo, 8 Assists, 35 Total, 4.5 TFL, 1INT, 12 PD, 1FR, 2 FF

2023 Stats: 9 Games, 24 Solo, 11 Assists, 35 Total, 1.5 TFL, 4PD, 1 FF



Measurables (Combine):

Hand Arm Wing
8-1/2″ 32″ 75-5/8″
40-Dash 10-Split Vertical Broad 3-Cone 20-Shuttle Bench
4.51 sec 1.54 sec *** 10′ *** *** ***

RAS: 4.79

Games Watched: 2023 vs. Georgia, 2023 vs. Tennessee


Smothering press man corner, physical with great feet/hands to jam receivers and mirror them off the LOS. Twitched up athlete, explosive/quick. Capable of running step for step with any receiver, good hips for adjustments mid back pedal and good straight line speed. Physical, willing tackler. Keeps good leverage (outside in) when attacking the ball carrier. Versatility, fluid in man and zone coverages and I believe he’ll be able to play outside CB and slot CB at the next level.


Injury concerns, torn ACL during the 2020 season. Made a full recovery, played in all 13 games in 2022 but missed 4 games in 2023 due to multiple injuries (a groin injury sustained week 4 and a core muscle injury sustained later in the season). Surgery for a core muscle injury forced Rakestraw to miss the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Slight frame, may be out muscled by bigger WRs and ball carriers at the next level. Lack of ball production, 1 INT in 35 games. By any means necessary tackler, does not always rely on good form, this will result in missed tackles at the next level.


Rakestraw is a physical CB who excels in press man coverage. He is slightly undersized but makes up for it with elite athleticism and a willingness to get physical with his opponent. Teams may be concerned with Rakestraw’s ability to stay on the field consistently due to his injury history. Rakestraw should hear his name called in the top 50 picks and will likely earn playing time early on due to his potential as both an outside and inside CB.

Completed by: @coachschepps, 02/19/24

Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 02/19/24





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