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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: CB Derek Stingley, Jr, LSU

Why is LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr regarded as one of if not the top cornerbacks in this year's class? Nick breaks down the film to find out.
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Derek Stingley Jr, CB

Height: 6’1
Weight: 195 lbs.
Class: Junior
School: LSU
Arm length: 30 ⅝”
Wingspan: 74 ⅛”
Hand size: 9 ⅝”


A former five-star recruit out of Dunham School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Derek Stingley Jr was the number one ranked cornerback, the first ranked Louisiana recruit, and the third overall player in the 2019 cycle. According to 247 Sports, he was the 71st highest grade ever in their system. 

He earned Mr. Football Louisiana in 2018 while earning USA Today High School All-American honors. Stingely started as a true freshman and helped the LSU Tigers win the National Championship. 

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His name has been synonymous with a top-five pick since 2019, but his play wasn’t as consistent in 2020 and 2021. Stingley only played three games in 2021 before hurting his foot and getting Lisfranc surgery. He is now healthy.

Derek Stingley Jr makes a tackle as The LSU Tigers take on Central Michigan Chippewas in Tiger Stadium. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
LSU defensive back Derek Stingley Jr. leaves the main media room at SEC Media Days in the Hyatt Regency in Hoover, Ala., Monday, July 19, 2021.
Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
Derek Stingley Jr makes a tackle as The LSU Tigers take on Central Michigan Chippewas in Tiger Stadium. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

 GRADE: 6.95 M

“M” stands for medical concerns


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