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Grade
4.5 ?
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.04 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 7/8" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Was suspended for 2013 season opener for undisclosed violation of team rules. A two-time first-team All-Conference-USA. 2013: Led team with four interceptions and was named first-team All-Conference-USA. 2012: Was named first-team All-Conference-USA after finishing second in nation iwth 18 passes defensed. 2011: Started three of three games before an injury. 2010: Started 10 of 12 games and finished third on team with 64 tackles. 2009: Started six of nine games as true freshman. Season was cut short due to a broken wrist. High school: Blocked five kicks during senior season. Was also a member of the track team.

Analysis

Strengths

Nice length. Can be deployed in zone coverage. Plays the pocket. Good production on the ball -- 35 passes defended the last two seasons. Tough and competitive. Is hardworking and well respected by coaches and teammates.

Weaknesses

Durability is a concern (has been dinged up). Underdeveloped and underpowered. Not equipped to handle man-to-man responsibility. Poor run supporter and tackler. Does not project as a core special-teams player. Tweener traits.

Bottom Line

Lean, active zone corner whose ball skills will have to carry him. Could be a practice-squad candidate, but lacks lacks desirable speed, twitch and physicality.
-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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