Jaylen Mbakwe

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 170

Prospect Info

  • High School Clay-Chalkville
  • City Pinson, AL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Jersey #9
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 7/26/2022
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Verified Results

  • 100 Meters


    Seconds 05/07/22
  • 200 Meters


    Seconds 05/06/23

H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 01/19/2024

Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Stephon Gilmore New England Patriots

Verified at 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds in February of 2022. Possesses the growth potential to add an additional 15 to 20-pounds to his frame at the next level. Displays excellent athleticism in all three-phases of the game.

Positioned primarily at the quarterback position as a senior, helped lead his team to an undefeated 14-0 Alabama 6A State Championship in 2023. Projects to the corner spot at the next level, flashing the position versatility and instincts to play multiple positions in the secondary. Displays outstanding reactionary athleticism and patience at the corner position, showing the ability to play in a man or zone scheme at the next level. Smooth hipped athlete that operates with very little wasted motion in and out of breaks and possesses excellent short area change of direction.

Exhibits excellent outstanding play speed in all three phases, showing the ability to accelerate and get to top speed quickly. Instinctive defender with natural ball skills and production on the offensive side of the ball. Displays excellent key and diagnose ability as an off-ball defender that exudes from his on-field knowledge of playing multiple positions on both sides of the football. Plays with a natural calmness as a man-to-man defender, displaying the patience, vision, and suddenness that differentiates him in press coverage.

An elite level athlete with outstanding instincts to coincide , Mbakwe also possesses outstanding verified speed with a 10.46 100-meter time from his junior year. Projects as a corner at the next level with an ability to make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball and in the return game, as well as multiple other special teams units. Bonafide playmaker that can change a game in a multitude of ways and has the potential to be a day one NFL Draft choice.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also a decorated sprinter in high school.
Captured three gold medals as a junior at Alabama’s 6A track meet, winning both the 100 and 200-meter dashes while also anchoring his school’s 4x100 squad. Also placed at 6A meet in the 60-meter dash during indoor season.
Has posted 20 sub 11-second efforts in the 100 since his freshman year. Personal-bests in spikes include: 6.84 in the 60, 10.46 in the 100 and 21.57 in the 200.
2023: Moved to QB for his senior season and led Clay-Chalkville to an Alabama 6A title. Carried the ball 148 times for 1,065 yards and 23 TD while also passing for 2,007 yards and 20 TD. Named MVP of championship game Saraland after accounting for 282 yards of offense and 4 TD.
-Andrew Ivins

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