• Alabama
  • Alabama Crimson Tide
    Hard Commit - 7/26/2022

Jaylen Mbakwe

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 170

Prospect Info

  • High School Clay-Chalkville
  • City Pinson, AL
  • Class 2024

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    Seconds 05/07/22
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    Seconds 05/07/22

Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/13/2023

Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst

Verified size at 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds. Possesses growth potential to add additional weight to his frame. Displays excellent athleticism in all three-phases of the game.

Exhibits good patience and suddenness as a route runner. Shows the ability to create separation off the line of scrimmage and at the top of the route with good initial quickness. Possesses the ability to change speeds and displays outstanding route tempo at the receiver position.

Understands leverage and how to create natural separation from the defender. Demonstrates outstanding play speed but plays with excellent patience and body control. Shows the ability to consistently win 50/50 balls with leaping and adjust ability. Appears to have good play strength at the catch point and as a runner in the open field. Possesses the ability to consistently play through contact and displays outstanding elusiveness with the ball in his hands.

Also maintains the ability to play on the defensive side of the ball, where he shares a lot of the same qualities on defense at the corner position. Plays with very good patience at the line of scrimmage and displays excellent instincts playing the ball in the air.

A pure football player, Mbakwe also possesses outstanding verified speed with a 10.46 100-meter time from this spring. Projects as a corner at the next level with an ability to make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball, the return game and on multiple special teams units. Bonafide playmaker that has game changing ability in every phase of the game and has the potential to be a day one NFL Draft choice.

Athletic Background

Also runs track. Three-phase player with ample snaps on both sides of the ball and in the return game.
Ran a wind-aided 10.76 100 as a freshman in Spring 2021, when he also posted 100s of 10.86, 10.90. 10.97, and several more sub-11.20. Ran several sub-23.00 200s, including two at 22.56.
2023: Ran a 6.84 60 meter dash at the Last Chance Invitational on 1/27/23.
2022: Played in eight games as a junior before suffering a lower extremity injury against Oxford H.S. on 10/14/22.
2021: Impacted games in myriad ways as a sophomore, helping Clay-Chalkville to a 15-0 record and the Alabama 6A state championship.

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Tck PBU Int RuAtt RuYd Rec RecYd RecTD PaAtt PaCmp PaYd PRAvg KRAvg
3 1 - 11 24 16 393 5 - - - 16.1 21.3
11 6 2 2 11 36 677 9 1 1 7 11.8 15.2
14 7 2 13 35 52 1070 14 1 1 7 27.9 36.5
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