Photo of Bradley Fletcher
Grade
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  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.06 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 196LBS. Weight

Overview

Fletcher leaves Iowa with only one season as a full-time starter. Many view him as an ascending talent worthy of strong second-day consideration. A part-time starter in 2006 and '07, Fletcher established himself as a senior, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten with 60 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes broken up. Scouts are intrigued that Fletcher seemed to improve as he gained experience. He was arguably best against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, registering four solo tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in the end zone, helping the Hawkeyes in their 31-10 victory. Fletcher's follow-up was an impressive week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game. Scouts contend he was far and away the best cornerback at that game.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Prototypical size for the position. ... Flashes a strong initial punch to disrupt the receiver's timing with the quarterback. ... At least adequate straight-line speed to remain at cornerback. ... Flexible hips to turn and run with receivers. ... Has the lateral agility and quickness to break on the ball. ... Long arms and active hands, which he uses well in coverage to bat away passes. ... At least adequate hands for the interception. ... Uses his size to his advantage and responds to the physical challenge of bigger receivers. ... Can highpoint the ball. ... Breaks down well in space to make the secure open-field tackle. ... Flashes some pop. ... Has the size and instincts to lead some teams to project him as a free safety prospect. ... Good week of practice at cornerback at the East-West Shrine Game has his stock on the rise. Negatives: Viewed by some as a bit of a "tweener." ... Lacks great fluidity out of his breaks and must prove he has the deep speed to run with the NFL's elite burners on the outside. ... Only has one full season as a starter. ... Tends to duck his head when fighting through blocks and can lose sight of the ball. ... Not the physical hitter most teams prefer if he is to move to free safety.
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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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