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Grade
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  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/4" Arm Length
  • 222LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Church has been an outstanding safety for the Rockets over his four seasons. He has an excellent combination of size and strength for the position. Church is best coming downhill attacking the line of scrimmage. He is a tough, competitive player that is better closer to the line of scrimmage. He has good vision to leverage the ball and excels at filling the alley, as well as reacting to patterns in the passing game. He lacks great range, speed and lateral agility in coverage and this could limit his effectiveness at the next level. Church has the physical stature, toughness and instincts to be an impact player on coverage units (special teams) with a chance to work into a starting safety position.

Analysis

Strengths

Church has terrific bulk and great overall size for the safety position. He’s been an extremely productive player who received multiple all-conference accolades. Exhibits tremendous toughness and loves playing down in the box. Utilizes his impressive instincts to quickly locate the football and make plays in run support. Does an excellent job with his block protection for a safety and can disengage from offensive lineman.

Weaknesses

Church lacks the necessary range to be relied upon in coverage at the next level. His change of direction in space must improve, and he can get broken down in space and miss tackles. Lacks the man coverage skills to match up against slot receivers, running backs and receiving tight ends at the next level.
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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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