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Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/2" Hands

Overview

Two-time first-team All-Pac-12 pick (2012-13). 2013: Played in all 14 games and started 13. 2012: Third-team All-American selection after leading team wiht six interceptions, including a school-record three interceptions returned for touchdowns. Those six pick were the most by a Stanford player since 1973 (Jim Kaffen, 7). His 301 interception return yards was 1 yard short of NCAA record set by USC's Charles Phillips in 1974 (302). 2011: Redshirted due to knee injury in spring practice. 2010: Played in seven games, but did not start. Misc.: Father, Ed, played for the New England Patriots (1983-1991) and New York Giants (1992).

Analysis

Strengths

Good size to contend with tight ends. Reads the quarterback and displays good instincts and anticipation. Has ballhawking skills -- 6 INTs and 3 TDs as a junior. Functional range off the hash. Wrap tackler. Has NFL bloodlines.

Weaknesses

Very average speed, twitch and flexibility. Unsudden change of direction. Lacks burst to close suddenly or recover when beat. Occasionally loses field leverage and takes some inaccurate angles. Leaks yards after contact. Misses too many tackles in the open field and can be run over (see Utah). Eyes get stuck on the quarterback, leaving him vulnerable to manipulation. Limited experience in man coverage.

Bottom Line

Big, assignment-sound, Cover-2 safety with enough tackling skill, range and ball skills to crack a depleted starting lineup. However, he lacks prototypical athletic ability and physicality, and would be more ideally suited as a backup. Is a candidate to be overdrafted on interception production.
-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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