Photo of Coye Francies
Grade
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  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 185LBS. Weight

Overview

A standout at the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, Francies' long, lean frame and pure athleticism make him arguably the most underrated cornerback in the draft. An All-American at American River (Calif.) College who intercepted 11 passes in 2005, Francies transferred to OSU and established himself as one of the top young cornerbacks (three starts, one INT, four forced fumbles) and kick returners (22.4-yard average) in the conference. Francies later transferred to San Jose State, where after sitting out a year due to the NCAA imposed transfer rules, he started as a senior and promptly earned second-team All-WAC honors with 69 tackles and three interceptions. Scouts will certainly point out that he has only one full season of D-I experience, but his tools will likely be too much for teams to ignore on draft day.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good frame to add additional mass. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Loose hips to turn and run with receivers. ... Good agility. ... Can plant and drive out of his cuts. ... Good awareness in coverage. ... Rarely out of position. ... Has a closing burst to the ball. ... Long arms and active hands to slap away the pass. ... At least adequate hands for the interception. ... Good vertical jump and times his leaps well. ... Can high-point the ball and catch passes outside of his frame. ... Can track the ball over his shoulder. ... Active in run support. ... Fights around and through blocks and willing to stick his head into the pile. ... Willing to lower his shoulder into the ballcarrier. ... Can break down in space and make the open-field tackle. ... Generally reliable wrap-up technique. ... Good speed and vision as a kick returner. ... Averaged 22.4 yards per return at Oregon State. ... Strong weeks of practice at East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. ... Voted a team co-captain and considered a good locker room presence, despite gun charge that led to suspension from Oregon State. Negatives: Lighter than scouts would like, especially considering his height. .. Especially thin in the hips and lower legs. ... Very physical in coverage, which could lead to penalties at the next level. ... Only 15 starts at the D-I level over his career.
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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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