2024 NFL Draft Profile: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama


The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.

Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

HT: 6’3
WT: 255 lbs


• Second-team All-SEC (2023)



In coverage, Braswell shows excellent awareness and anticipation when dropping back into zone, and he has the fluidity and speed to run with most tight ends over the middle.

Braswell shows good quickness off the line of scrimmage and flashes the violent hands to win around the edge.

Made Bruce Feldman’s Freak’s List – ranked #10. He wrote “Braswell (13 tackles in 2021) is the biggest Freak. At 6-3, 243, he squats 705 pounds and power-cleaned 405 pounds this offseason. He also vertical-jumped 38.5 inches.”

Coordinated footwork and balance. Makes more plays in pass coverage than expected because of his natural football instincts.

Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.

He has the fluid movement skills and speed to turn and run in coverage against tight ends.

Braswell has ability as a blitzer, with the length and flexibility to get around the edge.


Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn’t wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.

Braswell also has a tendency to be too aggressive attacking downhill, and Braswell can be beat on counter plays and cutbacks.

Limited vision and is easily fooled by misdirection. Lacks range and lateral agility in coverage.


As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2022 Braswell played in 12 games and took part in 283 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 11 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 27 total pressures, and 19 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 4 sacks during the year.

In 2023 as a junior Braswell played in 13 games and contributed on 534 snaps. He recorded 21 tackles, 14 assists while making 24 stops. In coverage Braswell chalked up no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 90.6. As a pass rusher, he produced 54 total pressures, which included 31 QB hurries, 10 QB hits, and an outstanding 13 sacks on the year. The Buccaneers pass rush was inconsistent during parts of the 2023 season. This pick will help solve that issue.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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