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Grade
5.22 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-Big 12 selection. Was arrested on Sept. 26 for misdemeanor assault. 2012: Honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after starting all 13 games at nickelback. 2011: Honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after starting all 13 games at nickelback. 2010: Played in 11 games.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good size and straight-line speed. Is aggressive stepping downhill and supporting the run. Closes fast to the ball. Secure, wrap tackler. Takes efficient angles and is a reliable last line of defense. Good backside chase pursuit. Solid special-teams potential.

Weaknesses

Very tight in the hips -- straight-linish. Pedals tall and is late transitioning. Average recovery speed. Limited cover skills and awareness. Marginal ball skills and small, shaky hands (four career INTs in three seasons as a starter). Very average football IQ -- takes an extra tick to sort out routes and digest what he sees. Narrow vision. Limited agility and change of direction in man coverage. See-and-go reactor (not instant or anticipatory diagnosing). Not a forceful tackler or explosive hitter. Cleared of charges, but September assault incident requires closer scrutiny.

Bottom Line

Box safety possessing the physical talent to compete in the NFL and even earn a starting job eventually if he can stay focused, commit to a playbook and hone his eyes. Should be able to factor readily on special teams. Coverage limitations will leave him vulnerable and would be best in a very simple scheme.
-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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