Tyler Nubin (S) – Minnesota / Senior
6’2”, 205 Lbs. (Unofficial)
2022 Stats:11 Games, 37 Solo, 18 Assists, 55 Total, 2 TFL, 4 INT, 3 PD, 1 FF
Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)
RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)
Games Watched: 2023 Vs. North Carolina, 2023 Vs. Nebraska
Length, range & ball skills. Nubin has 8 passes defended & 11 interceptions so far over his career at Minnesota. Eye discipline, shows a great understanding of where he needs to be in his zone & where his threats are coming all the while he is reading the quarterback and anticipating the throw. Uses his wingspan when playing the ball, naturally extends his arms/hands away from his body for the hands catch, something that isn’t always a strong suit of defensive players. Not afraid to use his frame/size, will close quickly and finish with force, has only allowed a total of 4 yards after catch while in coverage through 5 games.
Will lunge at the ball carrier instead of driving through the ball carrier upon contact. Will trust his instincts a bit too much at times, playing into the opponent’s hand and putting himself out of position on play action/misdirection. Recovery speed/make-up speed when trailing in man coverage, doesn’t always show the quickness to get to the receivers inside hip when trailing.
Through 5 games played in 2023, Nubins 90.1 PFF Coverage grade is 2nd best amongst draft eligible CB/S & his 3 INTs is 2nd best amongst draft eligible CB/S. Though Nubin excels in coverage, he showcases grit and willingness to mix it up as a downhill player in the run game. Better in coverage over the top than trailing/in the hip of the receiver. In today’s NFL where defensive coordinators like to utilize multiple safety sets in the back end of their defense, I believe Nubin has the experience, size, coverage instincts, ball skills and range to make him a coveted prospect throughout the 2024 NFL Draft cycle.
Completed by: @coachschepps, 10/03/23
Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 10/03/23