2024 NFL Draft Profile: Beau Brade, S, Maryland


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.

Beau Brade, S, Maryland

HT: 5’11
WT: 208 lbs


2023 Team Captain (voted on by players)

2023 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten

2022 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten



Takes accurate angles to the ballcarrier. A strong, aggressive tackler and doesn’t back down against the run.

Straight-line speed to take a pick to the house. Can punish receivers with closing speed and desire to hit at max impact.

Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability

His length and leaping ability allow him to high-point the ball and make plays. Brade would have had bigger interception numbers in college had opposing quarterbacks not gone out of their way to avoid him.

Is an explosive mover with quickness and speed. He’s at his best attacking downhill, shooting gaps in run support, and disrupting the backfield.

Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.


Gave up far too many big plays in college, especially concerning since Brade has recovery speed to make up for missteps.

Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.

While he has man coverage skills, he can struggle when sitting back in zone. He’s not instinctive and struggles reading downfield routes and tracking the deep ball.


In 2022 as a junior Brade played in 12 games and contributed on 762 snaps. He chalked up solid 65 tackles, 17 assists, and added 23 stops. In the secondary Brade forced 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 74.3.

In 2023 as a senior Brade saw action in 11 games while playing 681 snaps. He logged solid 61 tackles, 14 assists, and made 24 stops. In coverage Brade had 4 pass breakups, one interception, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 93.8.

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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