2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JALEN PITRE:
Baylor, 5110 198 4.60. Two-year starter, Stafford, TX. In addition he had significant starting experience as a freshman and sophomore. First-team All-Big 12, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and first-team All-America in 2021. Played the nickel or star in Baylor’s defense and was an impact player. More of a hybrid safety/linebacker he showed incredible instincts in a short space. Quick to react he attacks downhill and stacks and sheds bigger blockers at the point of attack. Sets the edge with solid hand usage and can tackle off a block. Makes most plays in space exploding into tackles with leverage and drive. Has been successfully used to blitz off the edge or C gap. Times the snap well and has made several big hits in the backfield. Excellent chase ability from the back side he pursues with range to make plays across the field. Covers the flat with depth and when in the throwing lane can be a ball hawk with leaping ability and solid hands. As a match defender can mirror receivers in a short space and flashes the ability to undercut a route break. Lacks extended speed to cover a speed receiver deep. Decent agility but some stiffness shows at times changing direction laterally. Pedal and transitions can be a little tight. Projecting Pitre can be tough. Speed to play two-way safety may not be there and he may lack the bulk to play linebacker. A team that plays a 4-2-5 as a base will look at him as at least a part-time starter. With sub packages being played about 70 percent in the NFL, he should find a home as a nickel linebacker or hybrid. Projects as a core special team player.
2021 stats: 75 T, 18.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 7 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 FF, 1 FR, 2 INT. Third/fourth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9, VJ-35, SS-4.20).