Photo of Bacarri Rambo
Grade
61.45 ?
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

He started his Georgia career on the scout team, playing quarterback at times to replicate of the option looks the team saw and take advantage of his high school experience in that offense. He shared the team’s Newcomer of the Year on defense in 2009, making 25 tackles and intercepting two passes in 11 games as a reserve. He also blocked a punt in the Independence Bowl against Texas A&M. He stepped into the starting line-up for every game as a sophomore, posting 82 tackles, five for loss and three interceptions. His junior season was filled with great ups and downs, including one of each happening within three days of each other during the 2011 season. In late September, his son was delivered stillborn about 10 days before the due date. He decided to play through the grief, and wound up intercepting two passes in a 27-13 win at Ole Miss. Rambo dedicated that game, and the rest of his Associated Press first-team All-American and consensus first-team All-SEC junior season (eight interceptions, eight pass break-ups), to Braylin, the son he never got to know.



Rambo’s senior season did not get off to a great start. He started off the season suspended for failing a drug test. However, in the 10 games that he did play, Rambo made an impact. He totaled 73 tackles, intercepted 3 passes, and forced 3 fumbles. Even though his suspension shortened his season, Rambo was still named to the All-SEC second-team.

Analysis

Strengths

Possesses the combination of overall strength (befitting a last name mimicking the fictitious role played by Sylvester Stallone) and agility to fill multiple roles on defense. Consistently reads routes and the quarterback’s eyes well, flows with plays from the deep half and breaks on the ball quickly. His strong hands can snatch 50/50 and jump ball passes away from receivers, and is willing to throw his shoulder into receivers over the middle to separate the ball. Effective cut tackler at the second level, also changes directions quickly to wrap up running backs making a quick cut. Good effort, upper body strength to ride receivers and backs with a full head of steam to the ground or sideline. Moves well with receivers downfield, can take away deep options and limit yards after the catch.

Weaknesses

Read-and-react skills, angles to the ball and his ability to break down quickly are inconsistent, and will be eluded by quicker ballcarriers at the next level. Physical receivers can also block him effectively in the run game. Off-field troubles are a problem: suspended for the first game of his junior season, and served another suspension to begin his senior year due to failed drug tests, both from supposed inadvertent ingestion of marijuana.

NFL Comparison

Gerald Sensabaugh

Bottom Line

Possesses the size, athletic skill set, and playmaking ability to become a starter at the next level. However, multiple suspensions for violating team rules might hurt his draft stock.
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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