Photo of Chase Minnifield
Grade
81.5 ?
  • 7 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 183LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Minnifield is a savvy and polished corner who may not electrify a defense at the next level but projects to be serviceable as a starting corner and a stalwart in both defending the pass and run. Minnifield clearly understands how to play to his strengths. While it can seem at times like he has a "just don't get beat deep" mentality at the position, he is an effective player who will fill in run support and also cover in both man and zone. Minnifield would likely excel in a zone scheme at the next level and does not quite possess the speed and athletic ability to be taken in the first round of the draft. Expect him to be taken at some point in the second and contribute early.

Analysis

Strengths

Minnifield has good instincts and is a player who reacts to the ball well. He keeps his eyes on the quarterback and is good to react to plant and drive towards the receiver when the ball is thrown. He is an effective player in man playing up close and off, and also in zone. He has somewhat of a choppy backpedal, but his ability to plant and drive using his foot quickness makes up for being somewhat out of position in his pedal. He is a good ball player and can support in run defense.

Weaknesses

Minnifield can get in trouble at times because of a back pedal that can get out of control. His technique is strong in all other areas, but he can struggle when working backwards with his eyes towards the receiver. He has a slight hitch in transition when turning his hips. He has always been a willing tackler but has never been a punished and shied away from contact a bit in 2011.
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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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