2024 NFL Draft Profile: Nate Wiggins, DB, Clemson


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.

Nate Wiggins, DB, Clemson

HT: 6’1
WT: 174 lbs


First-team All-ACC (2023)



Incredible stopwatch speed – showcased by a 4.28 at the combine.

Combines height and arm length optimally for an outside cornerback role, providing a physical edge in coverage.

Proficient in both off-man and Cover 3 zone, utilizing a fluid press bail technique.

Excels at managing and contesting vertical routes, effectively maintaining positioning and showcasing competitive aggression at the catch point.

Demonstrates patience and strategic use of eye discipline and footwork in man coverage scenarios.

Quick to close space between himself and the receiver, effectively using the sideline as an additional defender on vertical routes.

Skilled in reading and reacting to route concepts from a distance, enhancing his ability to disrupt passes.

Displays excellent quickness and agility in his movements, with a knack for timing and anticipation in pass defense.

Capable of leveraging his physical attributes and coverage skills to limit offensive options and create challenging throwing lanes for quarterbacks.


Lacks optimal burst for recovery on vertical routes, potentially leaving space for separation.

While proficient in bail technique, his backpedal could be more fluid and less segmented.

Could show more enthusiasm and commitment in run defense, with tackling that is adequate but not exceptional.

Occasionally struggles with quick change of direction, impacting his effectiveness in certain coverage situations.

Would benefit from adding muscle mass to improve physicality, particularly in press coverage scenarios.


Nate Wiggins emerges as a potential top-five cornerback prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, offering a compelling blend of physical attributes, with elite recovery speed, coverage skills, and football IQ. His height and arm length, combined with his proficiency in various coverage schemes


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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