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Grade
4.14 ?
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Rucker has enough tools to be developed into a starting NFL corner but still has a ways to go. Teams will be enticed by his height, speed and ability to play press-man coverage. Really needs to improve his play in zone coverage. Doesn't recognize routes quick enough and is susceptible to pump fakes, double moves, etc. Does a good job tracking the football but doesn't possess the ball skills to routinely come down with interceptions. Has the mentality and size to be productive in run support but needs to do a better job getting off blocks. Could be a late Day 2 selection.

Analysis

Strengths

Rucker's a nice blend of size and speed for a corner. Productive during college career. Is a relatively smooth with his transitions for a high-cut athlete. Uses long arms to effectively jam at the line and has enough speed to turn and recover. Does a job of elevating and breaking up passes.

Weaknesses

Lacks awareness and instincts in coverage to stick with savvy route-runners. Can be beat off the line in press coverage at times. Takes some extra steps in and out of his breaks. Does not always come down with the catchable interception. Willing but not polished in run-support technique. Has an injury history.
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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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