2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Payton Wilgar, OLB, Brigham Younger

Payton Wilgar the versatile exterior linebacker from Brigham Younger College is an underrated draft prospect. Try this scouting report

Participant Information

  • Title, Jersey #: Payton Wilgar, #49
  • College (Code): UTBY
  • Class Yr: RS SR
  • Peak, Weight: 6027e, 235e
  • 40 Yd Sprint: 4.85e
  • Arms, Arms: 3028, 948
  • Place/Depth: OLB/ 1st
  • Honors/Captainship: 2021 Unbiased LB of the yr, All-Unbiased (1st crew 2021, 2nd crew 2020) 2022 and 2021 Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy watchlist
  • Season Considered (yr): 2021
  • Video games Watched: @AZUN, AZST, IDBO, @WAST, VAUN
  • Scout Title / Date: Mike Bey 8/29/2022

Per Yr Stats (Most Latest First)

  • 2021 10 GP, 10 GS, 56 Tkls, 6 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 2 QBH, 2 INT, 1 FF (Tore labrum towards IDST)
  • 2020 12 GP, 12 GS, 57 Tkls, 5 TFL, 5 QBH, 4 PBU, 1 FF
  • 2019 13 GP, 12 GS, 54 Tkls, 4.5 TFL, 3 INT,
  • 2018 N/A (Redshirt)

Participant Abstract:

RS SR and three yr full-time starter at OLB the place he performs predominantly as a Rover within the hybrid protection of UTBY. He sometimes performs inside as properly. He has common peak, subpar weight, and marginal velocity with an athletic construct. He’s a stable athlete total exhibiting a mix of fine COD, acceleration, lateral quickness and agility, common stability, and explosiveness with stable top-end play velocity. In opposition to the run, he exhibits stable FBI as he reads run/go, has good instincts in pursuit, and strikes properly in area earlier than making the deal with on RB with unusual measurement and play velocity on inside runs. Shows excellent vary in pursuit on exterior runs. In opposition to the go in man protection, he shows high quality potential to cowl RB with ample play velocity within the flat. Within the zone, he does a great job of patrolling the hook-curl zone if taking part in inside and the flat zone if taking part in exterior together with his stable AA and play velocity whereas studying the QB. He exhibits above-average vary as he performs sideline to sideline earlier than making the deal with on WR with subpar measurement and AA exterior the numbers. Reveals good ball expertise as he does a great job of trying the ball into his arms earlier than making the interception. Exhibits elite competitiveness as he went from being a walk-on to an All-Unbiased LB in 2 years. Exhibits stable psychological toughness and stamina as his play improves within the 4th qtr. Shows an above-average motor as he constantly performs to the whistle. Poor size and unusual play power forestall him from shedding run blocks from IOL with good measurement, size, play power, and bodily toughness. As well as, his poor size and unusual play power forestall him from constantly making progress towards IOL when blitzing via the A and B hole and successfully speeding the QB.

Scheme Match:

WLB in 4-3 attributable to subpar measurement and above-average vary and protection potential.


Energy Assertion:

A aggressive, rangy, skilled participant who performs properly in protection and is stable towards the run. Poor size and unusual play power forestall him from constantly disengaging from run blocks by IOL rapidly.