The 2021 NFL Draft Bible Publication

The 2021 NFL Draft Bible Publication

NFL Draft Profile: Jaquan Brisker, Safety, Penn State Nittany Lions

NFL draft profile scouting report for Penn State safety, Jaquan Brisker
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#1
Pos: DS
Ht: 6010
Wt: 203
DOB: 4/20/99
Eligible: 2022
Pittsburgh, PA
Gateway High School

Jaquan Brisker
Penn State Nittany Lions


Pros: 

Pulido: Brisker is an excellent run defending safety. He reads developing plays well and shoots gaps quickly. Has straight-line speed to fill the hole fast. He recognizes plays quickly and has a ton of feel for the game. He is an above-average tackler as well and uses his whole body. He gets low on tackles and drives through runners. In the pass game, he also has good recognition. He also has solid abilities to attack the ball. When involved in the play he gets deflections and interceptions with ease.

Cons: 

Pulido: Brisker is not a lateral mover. He is more of a straight-line athlete. He will not give you a tremendous amount as a pass defender. He does not have a ton of range and has stiff hips. He also plays upright and needs to get lower. He lacks the change of direction to mirror in man coverage. In zone coverage he can be slow to reach his assignment with lack of twitch.

Summary: 

Pulido: Jaquan Brisker is a run defending safety that has some traits that could make him a starter at the next level. Brisker looks the part at 6’1 and over 200 pounds. He started for Penn State all of 2020 and appeared in all 13 games in 2019 after transferring from Lackawanna County Community College. In the pass game, Brisker struggles with change of direction and range. These make him a liability as a coverage safety and limits him from becoming a single high safety. As a run defender he excels. He busts run plays quickly from the second level with straight-line speed and feel for the game. Brisker needs to become more of a lateral athlete to become a starter at the next level.


One-Liners

Pulido: Jaquan Brisker is a developmental starting safety that can win in the run game with excellent key and diagnose and play effort. He is a tackler you can rely on in the back end. He does not possess NFL abilities as a pass defender yet and will have to develop those.

Grades

Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

Pulido: 7.4 / 7.9

Latest News:

No stranger to adversity on or off the field, Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker turned in a valiant effort in week one, producing a game-sealing interception on a clutch fourth and goal play to help guide the Nittany Lions over Wisconsin. Known to be a brilliant football mind who spends countless hours in the film room, Brisker was not surprised by the end result stating, “I knew that they loved No. 84, so I figured I’d favor his side. Once he threw it, I made the play.” He would finish with four tackles, including one tackle for loss and also had a fumble recovery early in the game that was eventually reversed. The gutsy performance was commendable, as Brisker was subbed in and out throughout the game, while he battled various ailments. “It’s a testament to who he is as a football player,” teammate PJ Mustipher said. “He battled through injuries and got a pick. That’s just the type of player Brizzy is.” He made a handful of short-yardage stops on the day and was constantly around the football when he was in the game. Brisker carries on the memory of his late brother Tale’ who was murdered at the age of 19 in Prairie View, Texas with a tattoo on his bicep. His brother would have been proud of this gutsy performance, no doubt. Be on the lookout for this defensive star whose draft stock is ascending.


#1
Pos: DS
Ht: 6010
Wt: 203
DOB: 4/20/99
Eligible: 2022
Pittsburgh, PA
Gateway High School

Jaquan Brisker
Penn State Nittany Lions


Pros: 

Pulido: Brisker is an excellent run defending safety. He reads developing plays well and shoots gaps quickly. Has straight-line speed to fill the hole fast. He recognizes plays quickly and has a ton of feel for the game. He is an above-average tackler as well and uses his whole body. He gets low on tackles and drives through runners. In the pass game, he also has good recognition. He also has solid abilities to attack the ball. When involved in the play he gets deflections and interceptions with ease.

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