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Grade
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  • 4.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 208LBS. Weight

Overview

Overshadowed throughout his career by teammate Michael Hamlin, Clemons' consistency in coverage might actually make him the safer NFL prospect. A three-year starter for the Tigers who leaves with 323 career tackles, 20 passes broken up and five interceptions, Clemons' production warrants a closer look. If he can prove his speed in workouts, Clemons' could surprise as a second-day defender capable of contributing immediately.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Lanky build with room for additional growth. ... Has at least adequate pure game speed to be the last line of defense. ... Takes good angles in pursuit. ... Reads the quarterback and gets a jump on the ball. ... Flashes a late burst to close. ... Good open-field tackler. ... Has the lateral quickness and balance to break down in space and wraps up. ... Agile enough to slip blocks and make tackles near the line of scrimmage. ... Durable. ... Has never missed a game due to injury at Clemson. Negatives: Lacks the bulk many teams prefer at safety. ... A reliable open-field tackler, but lacks the explosiveness to be an enforcer in the middle. ... Isn't a natural playmaker. ... Loses sight of the ball and doesn't have natural hands for the interception. ... Surrounded by legitimate NFL talent and has been allowed to freelance as a centerfielder.
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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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