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Grade
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Polk was a productive, four-year starter for the Hoosiers. He started at wide receiver as a redshirt freshman, then moved over to the defensive side of the ball. He has average height with good bulk for the safety position. He is a good athlete but doesn't possess great quickness or burst to close. He does have good ball skills and shows soft hands to catch away from his body. He is a solid run-support defender, taking good angles to leverage the ball, but he isn't always a sure tackler in space. He is a student of the game but doesn't appear to have natural instincts in his route-progression reads. Polk has some redeeming qualities to build on but will need time in the league to refine his technique and reactions before contributing in the secondary.

Analysis

Strengths

Solid athlete, ball skills, productive, tough, work ethic.

Weaknesses

Inconsistent open-field tackling, average height.
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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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