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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mike Sainristil, DB, Michigan

Mike Sainristil is an exceptionally athletic DB in Michigan’s defense who’s one of the top nickelback prospects this season. Hula Bowl scout Lawrence Sanft breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Mike Sainristil, #0
School (Code)MIUN
DOB, Class Yr10/3/2000, Sr. 
Height, Weight5100, 182lbs 
40 Yd Dash4.45
Position/DepthSLOT/ Rotational 
Honors/Captainship2022 All Big10 H.M, 2022 ESPN Midseason All American, 2023 PFF H.M Midseason All American
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games Watched9/11 vs. HIUN, 10/8 vs. INUN, 12/3 vs. INPU 
Scout Name / DateLawrence Sanft, 10/24/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202214 GP, 58 TOT, 2 sacks, 1 INT 
202114 GP, 5 TOT
20206 GP
201913 GP 

Player Summary:

Sainristil is a fifth year senior for MIUN and has played there for four seasons. Plays the nickel cornerback position in MIUN’s 3-4 defensive scheme. Has good height, good weight, and rare speed to play the position. Good athletic ability with quick feet, play quickness, COD, play speed, acceleration, movement, agility and balance. Shows good FBI to read and recognize offensive fronts, make quick adjustments and react off blocks and tackles. Good ball reaction with good pursuit to the ball, good ability to adjust to receiver and ball and good body position. Good closing quickness to close in on receiver after he makes his final move, good plant and drive and good direct line to point of the ball. Good range with above-average reaction, above-average pursuit, good anticipation, and good effort and hustle. Good run support with above-average willingness to force, good contain, and good play off blocks and tackle. Good in man coverage with good backpedaling, good base, good quick feet, good burst to close in on ball, good hips for smooth turn and good timing. Good in zone coverage with good awareness, good anticipation, good reaction, good range, and good depth. Solid ability to jam receivers with average balance, average strength, average ability to keep receivers on line as long as possible and average break up timing plays.

Scheme Fit:

Nickel in a zone coverage scheme

Power Statement:

Sainristil is a fast athletic player who can contribute to special teams and play slot in nickel defensive schemes.

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