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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Justice Bishop, DE, Union College

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Justice Bishop, DE, Union College by Brandon Davis

Justice Bishop is a big-time pass rusher for Union College. Check out this amazing scouting report by Brandon Davis of Draft Diamonds

  • Name: Justice Bishop   
  • Height: 6020     
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Position: DE/LB
  • Draft Class: 2019
  • College: Union College (KY)
  • Hometown: Greensburg, KY
  • Projected 40 Yd Dash: 4.80 secs
  • High School: Green County HS

Games Watched: Career Highlights

  • 2018 Stats: 10 GP, 60 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 PBU
  • 2017 Stats: 10 GP, 68 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR
  • 2016 Stats: 6 GP, 13 Tackles, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 Kick Blocked
  • 2015 Stats: 2 GP, 2 Tackles
  • 2014 Stats: DNP (Redshirted)

Positives: Adequate size & okay length for a transition to WLB or SLB. Is versatile to the lineup as a 5-technique DE or 9-technique DE. Has a decent get off from the LOS, can get into an OL’s chest with a decent punch. Relies on leverage & a rip move to disengage while keeping his eyes on the QB, he has good lateral quickness to be able to stunt through the B-gap. Uses good mental processing to get his hands up in the passing lane against screens & short passes to the flats. Uses quickness & leverage to stay parallel to the LOS when crashing into the backfield against HB dives & draws, is decent & disciplined at setting the edge against HB tosses & sweeps. Flashes okay wrap up technique when tackling. Uses a high motor to chase down ball carriers on long gains.

Negatives: Is undersized to be considered as a DE, first step is decent while not very explosive. Does not have an arsenal or variety of pass rush moves to disengage. He can be driven back at times & seal blocked against off-tackle runs. Does not bend & turn the corner well when pass rushing.

Summary: A two-year starter at DE under head coach Andre Linn & defensive coordinator John Gray at Union College in Barbourville, KY. Was used as both a 5-technique & 9-technique DE off the edge in a 4-3 defensive scheme. Bishop is a defensive player that relies on quickness, leverage, mental processing, and a high motor to make plays, despite not being the most explosive. Will fit onto a team that runs a 4-3 defensive scheme. He can be a serviceable player on special teams while being developed into a WLB or SLB.

Projection: Free Agent/Pro Camp Player

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