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Grade
5.37 ?
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.07 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/4" Hands

Overview

Played in every game his final 3 seasons, starting 32. Played both safety and CB during career, playing both as senior in 2013. 2013: First-team All-Big Ten. Started all 13 games. Switched from safety to CB during the season. Had 56 tackles, 1 INT. 2012: Played all 13 games, starting 7 at safety. Had 64 tackles and 2 INTs. 2011: Started all 12 games at CB. Had 67 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 INT. 2010: Played 9 games, starting 4. Had 10 tackles. High School: No. 66 CB in the nation (Rivals). Three-star recruit out of Southern California. Misc: Brother, Shane, plays for the New England Patriots and father, Henry, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good athlete with fluid movement skills and good range. Competes hard. Runs the alley and can negotiate traffic. Good zone awareness and route recognition. Understands angles and leverage. Can carry receivers in man coverage with little wasted movement in transition on speed turns. Good leaping ability. Very smart, motivated, team player with a passion for the game. Can line up the defense. Outstanding work ethic. Contributes as a gunner on special teams. Has NFL pedigree.

Weaknesses

Has tiny hands, short arms and lacks overall bulk. Does not have ideal length to match up with NFL tight ends in coverage. Not an explosive hitter or forceful tackler. Hands are suspect -- smothers the ball and has just four career interceptions. Long-term durability could be a concern.

Bottom Line

A very smart, pedigreed, rangy free safety with the athletic ability and cover skill desired on the back end. Lack of size and tackling strength could leave much to be desired when defending the run. Top-notch intangibles -- toughness, instincts, competitiveness and leadership ability -- should allow him to quickly emerge as a defensive leader and enhance his draft status.
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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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