Football Sapient NFL Draft Profile
#21 – Off LB – Miami Redhawks
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Hamilton Heights (Arcadia, IN)
HS Rating: 2 star (0.7875)
Phil Steele: PS#451
LB Sterling Weatherford, Miami (OH)
Sterling Weatherford was a 2-star athlete coming out of high school with four offers to D1 schools, and Minnesota asking him to walk-on. Weatherford now is an intriguing developmental prospect with excellent size who can contribute immediately on special teams. Miami (OH) moved Weatherford all across the defense, playing him in a variety of positions from single-high deep safety to box edge defender. He may be limited to a box role, but doesn’t show the consistency to pursue to the boundary with the proper angles to be reliable right away.