LB – #48 Wyoming
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Legend (Parker, CO)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8104)
Chad Muma Scouting Report
Very quick. Excellent speed. Very quick laterally. Solid movement skills. Excellent change of direction. Solid upper body. Controls the tackle well, uses his arms to power disengage consistently when he needs to. Nasty and strong.
Very strong wrap-up tackler. Always positioning himself well to make a play. Very strong pursuit angles to the football. Works extremely well through traffic while pursing the ball carrier. Rarely under or over pursues. Flashes an excellent ability to use his blitz extremely well. Natural feel for the pass protection and how to beat it. Offers decent ability as a pass rusher with hand work to disengage the block. Ridiculously rangy. Has incredible range while pursuing the football.
Decent man coverage ability. Can take on a running back out of the backfield. Didn’t play it often, but Muma flashed very solid zone coverage ability. Could get better depth in his zone at times, but excellent reaction and just very good at trying to keep the play in front of him. Does an outstanding job of staying free and able to close holes and gaps. Natural instincts are uncanny. Ridiculously quick to the football. Sniffs out concepts quickly and with relative ease. Very rarely out of position. Excellent consistency with his instincts and vision.
What we want to see from Chad Muma in Mobile
- Just how fast is Chad Muma? That’s what we want to see in the Senior Bowl practices while covering running backs and tight ends. If Muma can be a man coverage factor in the NFL, his stock is going to go through the roof.
Pre-Senior Bowl projection
Chad Muma appears primed to start from day one as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 front. His capability as a run defender, tackler, and his rangy ability is beyond teachable – it’s natural. We love what he brings to a potential NFL defense.
We like Muma as a first/second-round prospect. He could solidify a first-round status with a good performance in Mobile, but he shouldn’t be left on the board by the time the third round rolls around.