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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.00 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Played in all 52 games in career, starting final 26. 2013: FBS All-Independent Team. Started all 13 games. Returned an INT 34 yards at Purdue for a TD. 2012: Started all 13 games. Ranked third on the team with 65 tackles, behind only Manti Te’o and Zeke Motta. 2 tackles, 2 INTs vs. Purdue. 9 tackles, INT vs. Michigan. 4 tackles, INT vs. Stanford. 2011: Played in all 13 games. 2010: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman. Named Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year. 29 kick returns for 645 yards (22.2 avg.). High School: 4 INTs as a senior. Also played offense with 40 receptions for 729 yards and 20 rushes for 350 yards. Scored 13 total TDs and made 53 PATs. Second-team All-State (New Jersey).

Analysis

Strengths

Good height and hands (former WR). Tough and durable. Has special-teams experience. Team captain with leadership traits and solid football and personal character.

Weaknesses

Could stand to bulk up and get stronger. Technique needs work. Choppy transition. Allows too much separation too often. Weak jam. Leaky tackler. Ordinary production on the ball. Still developing positional instincts. Reactive instead of anticipatory.

Bottom Line

Looks the part, but strength, technical and instinctual deficiences are too significant to overlook. Did not distinguish himself enough as a senior to be considered more than a developmental prospect.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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