2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Georgia DL Nazir Stackhouse
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- Strength is off the charts as he powers through the offensive line with ease
- High-motor rusher that plays with a very strong intensity on all downs
- Good play recognition at the point of attack
- Lacks acceleration and speed to make an impact on plays outside of the line of scrimmage
- Poor ability to corner and finish on the ball carrier consistently
- Adequate ability to locate and key the quarterback inside the pocket
2024 NFL Draft: Nazir Stackhouse Draft Profile and Scouting Report
Nazir Stackhouse saw significant playing time as a starter in 2022. He became Georgia’s starting nose tackle on a National Championship winning defense. He finished last season with 33 total tackles, including 3 for a loss. We should see an increased role for him with other players leaving for the NFL, which only improves his stock.
Nazir Stackhouse 40 Time
Projected 40 Time: 5.15 seconds
Nazir Stackhouse is a three-year contributor on the interior defensive line for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. He became a full-time starter last season after serving in a reserve role over the last two seasons. He possesses solid height and good weight for the defensive tackle position in the NFL. Our projected 40 time of 5.15 seconds for Nazir Stackhouse is slightly slower than the league average at the position.
Stackhouse possesses good play recognition to key the ball, shed his block, and attack the ball upfield. Shows to have a good ability to generate push through the offensive line and attack the ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage. He has very good strength to establish and maintain leverage with one hand while attacking and stopping the ball carrier with the other. Has a very good tackle range at the line of scrimmage against the run. Displays a strong intensity to shed and attack with maximum effort. He takes efficient angles towards the ball that also leverages the ball carrier over the top. His timing on stunts is good as he’s able to find and penetrate holes in the pocket with ease.
However, he lacks acceleration and top end speed to make an impact on the play when releasing from his block to attack the ball upfield. Displays a poor ability to change directions quickly. Shows an adequate ability to key the quarterback in the pocket and finish the tackle. There’s an inconsistent ability to generate push and establish leverage versus double teams inside. He has a poor ability to corner and close on the ball carrier.
Nazir Stackhouse graduated from Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia, where he played football for head coach Brian Montgomery. He was a consensus four-star recruiting prospect out of high school by all of the major outlets. ESPN had him ranked as the 17th overall defensive lineman, which was his highest position ranking. Additionally, they also ranked him 24th in Georgia, which was also his highest state ranking. He scored a 0.9097 in the 247Sports Composite, which was good enough for 249th nationally in the class of 2020.
Prior to his commitment to the University of Georgia, Nazir Stackhouse had offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida State, and Ohio State, as well as several others. He first committed to Georgia in December of 2017. He signed his letter of intent in December of 2019. His official visit to Georgia took place in January of 2020, with an enrollment in classes coming in June.
- 2022 Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
- Finished with five tackles against Florida and Kentucky in 2022
- Unanimous four-star recruiting prospect out of high school
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