Photo of Ken Crawley
Grade
5.08 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 187LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Since his freshman year, Crawley has used his height and long arms to distract and disrupt receivers downfield. He broke up 21 passes in his first three seasons, intercepting two others (both in 2013). Crawley continued his progress as a player during his senior year, making 46 tackles while adding another 13 pass breakups and an interception to his career totals. Crawley's lack of interceptions kept him from receiving post-season accolades, but his height and length should earn him a long look at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Good height. Three-year starter who has played over 78 percent of the team's defensive snaps in all four seasons. Shows patience out of back pedal. Won't open to one side or the other based on basic, first move by receiver. Flashed bursts of athleticism in Shrine Game practices and was able to open hips and transition into a sprint. Has mirror and match ability on stop and go routes. Consistent tackle production. Has balanced approach and usually drives through running back?s legs in run support.

Weaknesses

Has had significant issues with discipline in his coverage. Not as vigilant as he should be in off coverage and allows people over the top of him with go routes and double moves. Plays high in his back­pedal. Doesn't trust his technique down the field. Has been hit with a whopping 12 pass interference penalties over last two years. Needs more play strength and assertiveness to challenge blockers in run support. Has just three interceptions to 19 touchdowns allowed over his career. Lack of hustle in back­side run support cost his team in Stanford game.

Sources Tell Us

"He's got a little something to him. I like the way he moves out there. I need to watch him." -- AFC executive at East-West Shrine Game practice

Bottom Line

Crawley definitely had some flash moments at the Shrine Game practices, but teams value production and there is no getting around his astounding number of touchdowns allowed and pass interference penalties. If Crawley runs well, teams may view him as a developmental prospect in need of technique work, but his inconsistency in coverage and lack of plays on the ball may be a sign of confidence issues and a lack of instincts.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.