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Grade
5.2 ?
  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.88 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 201LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Two-time second-team All-Pac-12 selection (2011 and 2013). 2013: Switched to safety after playing linebacker the previous two seasons. Made nine starts in 14 games played. 2012: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection after starting in all 13 games and leading the team with four interceptions. 2011: Played and started in 11 games. Moved from safety to linebacker prior ro spring practice. Missed one game due to a concussion. 2010: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Good hands to intercept. Was an impact defender as a redshirt freshman despite playing out of place as an undersized linebacker.

Weaknesses

Lacks experience in deep coverage. Also lacks top-end speed to keep pace with slot receivers. Still developing positional instincts and feel for route combinations. Takes some inaccurate angles. Goes low and misses tackles. Has tweener traits. Durability is a concern.

Bottom Line

Classic tweener whose best shot in the pros could come as a nickel safety/linebacker, where he could maximize his ball skills and be deployed to blitz. Could make his biggest mark on special teams.
-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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