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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Marlowe Wax, LB, Syracuse

Marlowe Wax is an explosive LB in Syracuse's defense who displays solid strength and good closing speed. Hula Bowl scout Ryan Jaffe breaks down Wax as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Marlowe Wax is an explosive LB in Syracuse’s defense who displays solid strength and good closing speed. Hula Bowl scout Ryan Jaffe breaks down Wax as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Marlowe Wax, 2
School (Code)Syracuse (NYSY)
DOB, Class Yr12/13/2002, 4th year RS Junior
Height, Weight6010, 230
40 Yd DashN/A
Position/DepthLB/1
Honors/Captainship2022 All-ACC Honorable Mention
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedSCCL, NCST
Scout Name / DateRyan Jaffe, 9/18/23

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202213 GP, 53 SOLO, 38 AST, 91 TOT, 10.5, 4.5 SACK, 2 PD, 2 FF, 2 FR, 1 BLK
202112 GP, 36 SOLO, 24 AST, 60 TOT, 9 TFL, 5 SACK, 1 PD, 1 FF
202011 GP, 24 SOLO, 9 AST, 33 TOT, 5.5 TFL, 3 SACK, 1 FF, 1 FR

Player Summary:

RS Junior has started all 4 years of his career at NYSY putting up solid play and numbers. Off-ball LB who has seen productive action in 36 games within his first 3 seasons at NYSY. Holds a team best 25-straight starts. Solid strength with good size at LB, with good height and balanced frame, filled out with good muscle and thickness. Good AA displaying quality explosiveness/burst, COD, lateral quickness, speed. Solid run stopper, as he displays good instincts identifying run, and staying square when closing distance, with good closing speed and explosiveness to burst to the ball carrier and shoot the gap. Adequate ability to disengage/shed blocks at the LOS due to adequate hands, and limited shed moves. Solid strength causes him to get knocked back against bigger OL. Excels outside the hashes in the Run/Pass game. Demonstrates quality endurance and high motor, with good speed and pursuit to take good angles to the outside and hunt down ball carriers. Solid in the pass game as he can fly around with good range and fluidity and make tackles all over the field. Solid in Zone Coverage as he does a good job of dropping into QB throwing windows and clogging, however is a tad late identifying incoming routes and breaks late. Relies on good closing speed and burst to break on the ball, due to adequate processing of the ball being released. Good ability to close on screens and throws to the flat due to good flat speed, and burst, while displaying good COD and fluidity to elude blocks, not losing strides to the ball carrier. Good on the blitz when playing Off-Ball, due to good COD, and lateral quickness to make OL miss their initial punch on him. Adequate pass rusher when On-Ball due to solid strength and bend. Good competitive toughness and high motor lead to not giving up extra yards, as he fights to get ball carriers to the ground quickly.

Scheme Fit:

Off-Ball LB in Nickel packages

Power Statement:

Off-Ball LB in Nickel packages who can fly around in coverage and make tackles all over the field due to good range, explosiveness, and a high motor.

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