Photo of Antone Exum
Grade
5.45 ?
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.05 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Played in and started three games. Missed first seven games while returning from ACL injury. Missed last three games with an ankle injury. 2012: Second-team All-ACC selection after starting in all 13 games after switching to cornerback. Named Russell Athletic Bowl MVP after fourth quarter interception vs. Rutgers. 2011: Honorable mention All-ACC selection. Started all 14 games, with 11 starts at free safety and three in nickel. Finished season as the team’s leading tackler with 89 total tackles. 2010: Played in all 14 games and made five starts. Played mostly free safety but moved around in the nickel package. 2009: Redshirted as a free safety. Misc.: Tore his right ACL in pickup basketball game in January of 2013.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size, overall thickness and build -- defined musculature with thin ankles. Very smart and articulate. Very good body control and ball skills -- adjusts well in the air. Fluid pedal and movement skill for a 220-pounder. Very good press strength -- hems/disrupts receivers at the line. Versatile -- played first three seasons at free safety and has contributed as a gunner and jammer on special teams.

Weaknesses

Raw technician. Not natural commanding the back end and making coverage adjustments vs. complex schemes. Comes off with an aura of arrogance to some and likes to do things his own way.

Bottom Line

A big, strong cornerback who must prove that he can recover from offseason knee surgery and return to being the player he was as a junior, when he graded out highly in press coverage, as a tackler and for his ability to make plays on the ball. Has a unique combination of size and speed.
-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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