Photo of Cortez Allen
Grade
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  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 129.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 197LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

Allen is blessed with the physical tools (great size) to eventually become a backup corner for a press-heavy team but is a raw prospect lacking the natural coverage instincts to develop into a starter. Very capable of jamming receivers at the line but can struggle to mirror once in a trail position. Utilizes his length and reach to rack up the pass break-ups and extend for difficult INTs but needs to show more aggressiveness on jump balls and when taking on blockers against the run. Instincts and awareness need to be developed. Allen likely will be taken on Day 3.

Analysis

Strengths

Allen possesses outstanding size coupled with good speed for a corner prospect. Comfortable in press-man coverage. Uses his frame and length well to re-route receivers at the line. Gets his hands on a lot of balls. Can come down with the tough INT. Holds up well in jump-ball battles.

Weaknesses

Awareness is lacking. Doesn?t do the little things in coverage to maximize natural gifts. Late reacting from off-man coverage. Angular, high-cut player who displays some hip-stiffness. Struggles to stick with quicker, savvy route-runners. Must improve in run support. Needs to become more consistent with angles and positioning.
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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.