Darnell Savage Jr. Scouting Report

STRENGHTS: Darnell Savage Jr. plays with good fundamentals and is a sure tackler in both pass and run defense…has no problem being a heavy hitter…Savage has impressive quickness…explosive athlete that can play well in man defense as well as zone defense…Darnell Savage pops up the film and shows elite quickness and coverage ability…Savage has good ball skills…breaks on the football very well…tone-setter in the secondary when he leaves his mark with punishing shots…good feet…allows Savage to transition well from platform to platform…

WEAKNESSES: Darnell Savage Jr. will overcommit at times…this leaves him vulnerable to the big play…Darnell Savage Jr. is one of the more raw safety prospects…going to need a great deal of work on his fundamentals…

COMP: Malik Hooker

OVERALL: Darnell Savage Jr. is a prospect with a great deal of potential…some of which he is beginning to realize…athletically gifted—Savage pops in the film several times…some view him only as a Cover 2 safety…while I think that may  be his role, I wouldn’t limit him to JUST this role…there is more versatility here than you would think…the athleticism will garner some supporters in the scouting community…Darnell Savage Jr. is gaining a lot of momentum as we come down the stretch here…I don’t believe it will get him into the 1st round, however, a 2nd round evaluation appears to be the case for Darnell Savage Jr…

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