Scouting Report: Nick Orr, DB, TCU

DeSoto, TX | 5096 | 190 | 4.48E | 2018

Three-year starter who has played both cornerback and safety but has started predominantly at safety over his final two and a half seasons for the Horned Frogs. Reads the quarterback well and is quick to react, shows natural ball instincts. Displays a fluid backpedal and sound footwork overall. Knows how to play the sideline to his advantage in man coverage. Plays bigger than his size and doesn’t shy away from taking on blocks and battling through the traffic to make the tackle. Will shoot into the backfield from the outside and collects a handful of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Has been a constant on defense, making plays in the clutch and providing the team with a defensive spark when needed. Football Family; Father Terry, played tight end for nine seasons in the NFL and won a pair of Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins. Brother Chris plays linebacker at Wisconsin. Brother Zach was an All Pro who played three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Brother Terrance played at North Texas. Could be used in a variety of ways at the next level depending on the scheme but will likely be viewed as a slot corner or strong safety. His versatility could drive up his draft stock which is currently a day three grade.

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2016: Started all 13 games at safety … second-team All-Big 12 … led TCU with four interceptions … recorded 86 total tackles, including 47 solo stops.

2015: Started all 13 games for the Horned Frogs, earning starts at both cornerback and safety… started the first two games of the season at cornerback before making switch to safety … finished the season ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 50, including three tackles for loss … had nine pass breakups … had two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble … had seven tackles in the opener with a fumble recovery and pass breakup against.

2014: Appeared in 12 contests … posted his first collegiate interception in the SMU game … totaled three tackles on the season.

High School/Personal: Ranked No. 12 in Texas and No. 55 nationally for cornerbacks by Scout.com … a three-star recruit … No. 83 overall prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 … first-team all-district as a senior while also being an Associated Press honorable mention all-state selection … was also honorable mention all-state as a junior when he totaled 87 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles … a four-year starter at DeSoto … picked TCU over Baylor, Oklahoma State and Missouri.

 

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Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

One thought on “Scouting Report: Nick Orr, DB, TCU

  • November 30, 2017 at 1:08 am
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    Sounds like a good fit for the Steelers

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