Coming out of high school in Arizona, CB Kelee Ringo was a consensus five-star prospect. Fast forward to this season, where Ringo has anchored the secondary for the Georgia Bulldogs, keeping them in contention for another shot at a National Championship. In this 2023 NFL Draft scouting report, we’ll breakdown what makes Kelee Ringo such a highly-touted prospect, as well as a 40 time, injury history, and a full scouting report breakdown.
Kelee Ringo 40 Time
I have Georgia CB Kelee Ringo poised to post a 4.32 40 time at the NFL Combine in March. In 2019, Kelee Ringo earned fastest man honors at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge with a 4.35 40 time. Factoring in progression, as well as an opportunity to train for the event, and he should be able to beat that time in Indianapolis.
Kelee Ringo Injury History
In 2020, Kelee Ringo redshirted as he recovered from offseason surgery for a torn labrum. However, since his redshirt season, Ringo has played in all games in 2021, as well as this season. As a result, he should receive a clean bill of health during the medical process of the 2023 NFL Combine.
Kelee Ringo Scouting Report
- One Of The Best Pure Athletes In This Draft Class
- Excellent Awareness To Locate And Attack Ball
- Very Good Range When In Coverage
- Inconsistent Ability To Locate Ball When Locked With Receiver
- Would Like To See Him Be More Aggressive At The Line Of Scrimmage With Hands
- Adequate Ability To Remain Locked With Receiver Across Middle Of Field
Kelee Ringo is a two-year cornerback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. One of the fastest secondary prospects eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft. Possesses good height and solid weight for the position when compared to the league average. His predicted 40 time of 4.32 would be .15 tenths quicker than average.
Has very good athleticism to hang with receivers on deep routes downfield. Displays very good acceleration to reach his top gear quickly. Possesses very good awareness to locate ball carrier and track through traffic. Shows a good ability to leverage ball through traffic and constrict lanes. Takes good angles towards the ball when out in space. Has very good range to get to the ball from deep positions. Although he’s not asked to do so often, Ringo possesses the necessary athleticism and football IQ to pass rush and attack the quarterback.
Will occasionally leave too great of distance between himself and receiver. can struggle to remain in tight coverage on short and intermediate routes across the middle of the field. Adequate awareness to locate ball when in zone coverage outside the numbers. Has an adequate ability to track and locate the ball with his back towards the quarterback, especially on deep routes outside the numbers. Would like to see him play more consistently on the line of scrimmage as he can lose ground at the first step off the line of scrimmage. Finally, I’d like to see Kelee Ringo improve his tackling mechanics, especially when out in space or in the flats.
Kelee Ringo NFL Draft Projection
Currently, if he officially declares for the 2023 NFL Draft, I have Georgia CB Kelee Ringo slated as the top defensive back in this class. As highlighted above, he’s one of, if not the best, athletes in this class. His ability to remain with receivers downfield is something that coaches and evaluators want to see from players on Sunday.
If coaches can shore up some of the inconsistencies within his game, then I think we’re talking about a young player that has Pro Bowl potential.
In terms of teams that could target Kelee Ringo in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the Las Vegas Raiders, are two teams that make the most sense. However, the Detroit Lions, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, are two teams that could also be in play if Ringo slips out of the top ten.