Photo of Jahi Word-Daniels
Grade
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  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 197LBS. Weight

Overview

A tough cornerback with good size, Word-Daniels' stock fell during his senior season because he missed half the season with a pulled hamstring. His 24 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one interception in seven games was the level of productivity he had hoped for coming into the season. Word-Daniels originally came on as a sophomore, intercepting two passes and breaking up 13 others as a starter for half of the season. As a junior, he made 56 tackles and broke up eight passes in Tech's aggressive defense. He must work out well and stay healthy throughout the postseason draft process to regain his lofty status among scouts.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good height, strong build and long arms for the position. ... Relatively smooth flipping his hips for his height. ... Opens his hips to run with quicker receivers down the sideline. ... Uses his length to knock away passes in his area. ... Supports the run and attacks screens on the outside, closing quickly to cut down the ballcarrier. Negatives: His tackling has been suspect in the past, although he has the size and reach to be effective. ... Typically a cut tackler but will duck his head instead of seeing what he hits. ... Could be dominant as a press cornerback but gives inconsistent effort at the line, whether jamming receivers or as the gunner on special teams. ... Typically plays off to keep the throw in front of him in Tech's defense. ... Stays high and is slow in his pedal. ... Inconsistent hands for the interception. ... Does not defeat blocks of wide receivers often enough, even against smaller players.
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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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