Photo of Deion Belue
Grade
5.17 ?
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 182LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/8" Hands

Overview

Started 24 of 25 since joining Alabama in 2012 from Mississippi Community College. 2013: Played in 11 games, started 10 and missed two games with a turf toe injury. He first injured his toe during the summer of 2013 and pain lingered through the season. 2012: Started all 14 games in first season at Alabama. Made four tackles in BCS National Championship win over Notre Dame. 2011: Was a second-team NJCAA All-American selection while at Mississippi Community College. 2010: Played at Mississippi Community College.

Analysis

Strengths

Easy pedal. Good speed. Fluid movement. Has short-area quickness to mirror off the line. Good read-and-react skills. Aware in zone. Competitive -- unafraid to get his hands on receivers off the line. Does not back down from a challenge. Has worked as a jammer. Solid personal and football character -- respected teammate with a conscientious, professional approach to the game. Is tough for his size and will play hurt.

Weaknesses

Size is just adequate -- is skinny and needs to bulk up. Short arms and very small hands. Disadvantaged vs. bigger, stronger receivers. Not explosive. Gives ground at the break point. Loses phase. Inconsistent downfield ball reactions. Minimal ball production. Weak, shoddy tackler. Has been dinged up and durability is an issue.

Bottom Line

Belue, who was bothered by turf toe all season, is a lean, high-cut, press-bail corner with good speed, range and competitiveness. Manned the field corner position in college, but effectiveness wanes with his back to the ball. He must shore up his tackling and prove valuable on special teams in order to compete for a sub-package role.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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