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Grade
5.4 ?
  • 4.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 191LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Played in seven games and made four starts. Missed four games with a knee/ankle injury, and one more game due to a violation of team rules. 2012: Second-team All-SEC selection after playing in all 13 games and making four starts. Had 12 pass breakups, the most at the time for Florida since Joe Haden in 2008. 2011: Started first 10 games before suffering season ending neck injury.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size and nice body length. Transitions efficiently and shows nice plant-and-drive quickness. Flashes ball skills to break up plays. Has punt-return experience -- can elude the first tackler and gain what’s blocked.

Weaknesses

Needs to bulk up and get functionally stronger. Struggles with bigger, stronger receivers. Lacks elite top-end speed to keep pace with burners. Anticipation and route recognition are lacking. Susceptible to double moves. Tends to clutch and grab when he’s beat. Inconsistent ball reactions. Poor tackler. Recorded just 34 tackles the last two seasons. Started 18 of 30 career games. Durability has been an issue -- missed three games in 2011 (neck) and '13 (knee). Was suspended two games as a junior.

Bottom Line

Lean, athletic, finesse cornerback who did not elevate his game in 2013 when injuries, suspension and inconsistency marred his junior season. Is best deployed in off-man or zone and could develop into a No. 2 or No. 3 corner if he regains his sophomore form, though he lacks desirable instincts and tackling ability.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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