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Grade
5.26 ?
  • 4.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 9 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 39.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 29 1/2" Arm Length
  • 180LBS. Weight
  • 8" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-CAA pick after starting all 13 games. 2012: Started all 11 games. 2011: First-team All-CAA selection after playing in 13 games and starting in 11. 2010: Played in all 11 games and started one. 2009: Redshirted. High school: Played defensive back and wide receiver, and helped his team to its first winning record in 10 years. Started at point guard for three years. Helped win team state title in track as junior.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding timed speed and leaping ability. Terrific balance, body control and agility. Fluid and flexible with loose hips and ankles to transition and change direction smoothly. Mirrors in man coverage. Aware in zone. Plants and drives quickly. Shows burst to close and recover. Good ball skills. Will come up and stick his nose in run support. Has special-teams experience as a gunner. Three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Does not look the part -- is skinny with extremely short arms and small hands. Must bulk up and get functionally stronger -- gets wired to blocks. Does not have strength to press -- will be outmuscled by larger receivers outside the numbers. Tackles low and needs help from the cavalry when he cannot chop down ball carriers with momentum. Lacks experience playing inside.

Bottom Line

Undersized, fluid, quick-twitch, college field corner who figures to raise eyebrows when the stopwatches come out before the draft. Will always have size and strength limitations, but has a chance to stick as a sub-package defender given his speed, feistiness and ball skills.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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