2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Adisa Isaac

  • Adisa Isaac, 6-4/247
  • Defensive End
  • Penn State

Adisa Isaac Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell


  • Tough as nails
  • Very physical
  • Good motor
  • Powerful bull rush
  • Can set the edge
  • Strength to work off blocks
  • Strong run defender
  • Takes on and sheds blocks
  • Strong, active hands
  • Uses hands and feet at the same time
  • Has some quickness
  • Developed technique
  • Plays with good leverage
  • Quality lateral anchor
  • Reliable to hold his ground
  • Has athletic upside


  • Lacks pass-rushing moves
  • Could be solid pro, but not super productive as a pass rusher
  • Despite being strong, is a little undersized

Prospect Summary:

Over the past two seasons, Penn State had two talented edge rushers with Chop Robinson and Isaac. In 2022, Isaac started to flash for the Nittany Lions with 28 tackles and four sacks. He was even better as a senior, recording 37 tackles, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Isaac is a physical defender at the point of attack. He is tough as nails and difficult to move in the ground game. Isaac holds his gap well with the strength to work off blocks. Thanks to his a quality lateral anchor and good leverage, offensive linemen struggle to move Isaac. He routinely takes on and shed blocks to get in on tackles that help produce quality down-and-distance situations. Isaac has a steady motor and doesn’t quit on plays. With his strength, build, good fundamentals, and technique, Isaac should be an asset as a run defender in the NFL.

In the pass rush, Isaac is a solid contributor, but not a world-beater. He has upside with some quickness and athleticism off the edge. Isaac possesses a powerful bull rush and can burst out of his stance, but he lacks pass-rushing moves, using either speed or power. Isaac will probably never be a prolific sacker of the quarterback as a pro, but he could be a solid complement to good rushers around him.

Isaac could be a second-day pick in the 2024 NFL Draft who develops into being a quality starter.

Prospect Comparison:

Dorance Armstrong. Isaac compares well to Armstrong coming out of Kansas in 2018. Armstrong was a strong run defender who flashed pass-rushing ability. Armstrong (6-4, 255) and Isaac are almost identical in size with athletic upside to develop.


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