|Name, Jersey #
|Isas Waxter, #0
|Villanova University (PAVI)
|DOB, Class Yr
|09/17/2001, 5th-Year Senior
|40 Yd Dash
|2023 2nd-Team All-American (FCS Football Central) & 2nd-Team All-Conference
|Season Viewed (yr)
|@ FLCE, Vs. OHYO, @ SDST
|Scout Name / Date
|Hayden Russell, 12/15/2023
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|13 GP, 26 TKL, 3 INTs, 11 PBUs, 4 TFLs
|Missed season due to injury
|13 GP, 17 TKL, 4 PBUs, 1 Sack, 1 TFL
|2 GP, 7 TKL, 1 PBU
|7 GP, 25 TKL, 1 PBU
Isas Waxter is a 5th-year senior CB who became an All-American in 2023 after missing the entire previous season. He aligned as both the boundary and field CB throughout the season in a defensive scheme that utilized lots of Cover 3 and Cover 1 Man. Possesses exceptional height and weight with a great frame to work with. Notable athleticism matched with his size makes him an intriguing prospect at the next level. Solid LOS skills and will often give the receiver a violent shove before dropping in zone coverage. Displays proper man technique with eye discipline and will not open his hips prematurely. Best at locking up bigger WR types with less twitch. Good lateral agility when dropping to his deep zone using bail technique. Considerable mental processing as he recognizes route concepts to his side of the field where he takes away as many targets as possible with his leverage. Quality ball skills especially when everything is in front of him. When coming down in run support, will defeat blocks by engaging hands inside and shedding to show up when his name is called. Adequate COD skills due to slight hip tightness that makes it difficult for him to blanket shiftier WRs and double moves. Under-average physicality in man coverage despite his size. Limited foot speed and he will not be able to consistently stay in-phase with WRs with good speed. Man coverage technique gets sloppy on deep routes. As an underneath zone defender, will lose track of targets in his zone when they are not in his line of vision. Must improve pursuit angles in order to be a viable last line of defense. Fringe open-field tackling ability; misses too many tackles, needs to close space between him and the ball carrier when breaking down, and lacks the functional strength to bring good-sized ball carriers to the ground. Shows qualities of a promising safety prospect.
Fits best as a free safety at the next level who can play with everything in front of him, or as a CB in a zone-heavy scheme that allows him to play deep regularly.
A DB prospect with an enticing frame who utilizes athleticism, man coverage technique, mental processing, and ball skills to make an impact in coverage especially as a deep zone defender. Plays at his best with everything in front of him. Lacks the foot speed and COD ability to lock up every type of player at the next level and must improve his open-field tackling ability if he is going to be a last line of defense option.