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