Isaiah Bond
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Isaiah Bond
Height
5-11
Weight
182
College
Texas
Position
WR
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Buford, GA
86.6/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (WR)
4.28
FortyYD Time
Receptions
48
Rec YDs
668
Rec TDs
4
Rec AVG
13.9

Isaiah Bond WR Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Isaiah Bond WR Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.28 seconds (98%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 03/15/2004
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 182 (10%*)
Forty: 4.28 (O) (98%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.28 seconds (98%*)
Age: 20.3 DOB: 03/15/2004
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 182 (10%*)
Forty: 4.28 (O) (98%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 86.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 100.9
Hands:
84%
Short Receiving:
82%
Intermediate Routes:
79%
Deep Threat:
90%
Blocking:
71%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid
Overall Rank: #45 Position rank: #6
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 938
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 85/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Marvin Mims Jr. - Oklahoma
81%
Xavier Worthy - Texas
77%
Roman Wilson - Michigan
74%
Draft Profile: Bio
Isaiah Bond, a junior wide receiver from Texas, brings explosive playmaking ability and a pedigree from two powerhouse programs. The former Alabama standout transferred to Texas following Nick Saban's retirement, positioning himself as a key weapon in Steve Sarkisian's high-octane offense.

Bond's journey began at Buford High School in Georgia, where he showcased his athleticism by winning state titles in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. As a four-star recruit, he chose Alabama over other SEC heavyweights. In his sophomore season with the Crimson Tide, Bond emerged as a go-to target, leading the team with 48 receptions for 668 yards and four touchdowns.

His most memorable moment came in the 2023 Iron Bowl, where he hauled in the game-winning 31-yard touchdown with just 32 seconds left. Now at Texas, he looks to fill the void left by departing receivers and elevate his draft stock alongside quarterback Quinn Ewers.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Explosive acceleration and long-strider speed to stretch defenses vertically, capable of flipping the field in an instant
  • Exceptional route-running fluidity, combining violent cuts with smooth acceleration to create separation at all levels
  • Demonstrates advanced body control and tracking ability on deep balls, adjusting seamlessly to make difficult catches
  • Possesses the short-area quickness and hip fluidity to excel in the slot and create yards after catch
  • Shows impressive toughness and physicality for his size, both in route-running and contested catch situations
  • Versatile alignment options, able to play outside, in the slot, or be utilized effectively on motion plays
  • Displays good awareness in zone coverage, finding soft spots and making himself available for quarterbacks
  • Has a knack for maintaining possession through contact, showing reliable hands in traffic
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Somewhat undersized for an outside receiver at 5'11" and 185 pounds, which could limit his effectiveness against physical NFL corners
  • Can struggle to maintain balance on sharp cuts, occasionally leading to timing issues on comeback routes
  • Despite his quickness, he's more effective as a linear athlete and can be contained by disciplined coverage
  • Occasionally prone to focus drops, particularly when forced to extend outside his frame
  • Run blocking technique needs refinement, as he can struggle to sustain blocks and take proper angles
Scouting Report: Summary
Bond profiles as a dynamic weapon in the NFL, capable of stretching the field vertically while also creating mismatches from the slot. His combination of speed, route-running savvy, and surprising physicality make him a threat at all three levels of the field. While his size may limit him in certain matchups, his playmaking ability and versatility should make him a coveted prospect.

Scheme fit will be crucial for Bond's NFL success. He'll thrive in a system that emphasizes his vertical speed and route-running ability, allowing him to work both outside and from the slot. His skill set is particularly well-suited for offenses that employ a lot of pre-snap motion and create mismatches through alignment. With continued development, Bond has the potential to become a dynamic No. 2 receiver or an elite slot weapon at the next level.

As the draft process unfolds, Bond's performance in his junior year at Texas will be crucial. If he can showcase improved consistency and continue to make big plays in key moments, he could solidify himself as a potential first-round selection in the 2025 NFL Draft.
Written By:
Eli Cooper (Big 12)

How other scouting services rate Isaiah Bond (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
41.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.