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Grade
4.78 ?
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.46 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

Culliver has the pure cover skills to eventually develop into a starter but does not display natural instincts and is not willing or productive in run support. Is versatile enough to play corner or free safety. Has the athleticism and speed to shadow in man coverage and the hip fluidity to turn and run but lack of route anticipation allows receivers to gain separation. Has the range to play the deep half or middle in zone but can be sucked in by play-action. Really needs to improve his ability to diagnose run and be productive coming up in support. Culliver's a mid-round talent with higher upside.

Analysis

Strengths

Culliver's a nice combination of height and speed. Smooth, fluid athlete. Can flip his hips or mirror receivers on underneath routes. Displays a good closing burst to the football. Very comfortable with deep half responsibilities and can as a single-high safety. Ball skills are good.

Weaknesses

Liability in run support. Doesn't want to take on blockers and takes too long to shed. Pursuit angles need work and also fails to breakdown and tackle in space at times. Tackling technique needs to be more consistent. Awareness in coverage is still a work in progress. Lacks some recovery speed when on an island.
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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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