Photo of Briean Boddy-Calhoun
Grade
4.95 ?
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

The Gophers lined up two of the top corners in the country the past couple of seasons with Eric Murray and Boddy-Calhoun, a junior college transfer (Coffeyville) who was tabbed for All-Big Ten accolades each of the last two seasons. In 2014, league media voted him first-team All-Conference (coaches had him on their second team) just one season after tearing his left ACL as he picked off five passes and broke up nine. Boddy-Calhoun intercepted four more passes in 2015, breaking up six others, to garner third-team All-Conference from the media (honorable mention from coaches).

Analysis

Strengths

Smooth hips that open easily. Confident in his feet out of press and rarely gets turned around by a shifty release. Can bail from press coverage with little to no delay. High school high jumper who has the spring to make up for his lack of height. When he?s in position, can be effective playing the ball. Flashed greater potential in 2014. In zone or off coverage, can stick a foot in the ground instantly to drive forward. Not overly grabby. Flagged just one time in 2015.

Weaknesses

Small in stature and lacking a ?dog mentality? to make up for his lack of size. Marginal athleticism for the position and unable to carry long speed down the field. Gives away too much space in off-­man coverage. Play dipped from 2014 and there were games where he looked completely unable to squeeze routes effectively. Diagnoses throws quickly but missing burst to put himself into playmaking position. Gets overwhelmed by size in red zone. Gave up a whopping six touchdowns in 2015. Tackling in the pros could be a major issue.

Bottom Line

Small cornerback who played outside and from the slot, but must become a full­-time slot cornerback on the next level due to his lack of size and strength. Boddy­-Calhoun allowed entirely too much separation at times and he has a difficult time mustering enough closing speed when beaten over the top. His lack of traits could push him down the draft boards so he needs to have a big postseason to keep his draft stock alive.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.