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Grade
58.5 ?
  • 4.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.99 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 211LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Cattouse may not be a big name on the national scale, but to those in the Pac-12 he resonates as an influential player for the Bears the past three years when healthy. He is a safety that has started in both the free and strong roles, but is more efficient when working closer to the line of scrimmage. Given this, he is not the greatest run defender but is good in man coverage; he is a former corner and looks comfortable running with tight ends. This coverage ability gives him value at the next level as the NFL has seen the emergence of big, athletic tight ends (Gronk!) and teams are having a tough time covering them. With Cattouse's frame and coverage skills, he has fifth-round value and could see time early in sub packages where he can be utilized against tight ends.

Analysis

Strengths

Cattouse is a good man cover guy playing the safety position given his athletic ability, footwork, and time spent playing corner. He is good close to the line and running with tight ends. Cattouse is a decent reactor but once he makes a decision he has shown the range to run down plays and make plays on the ball. Although he struggles tackling at times, he is a tough player working within the box.

Weaknesses

Cattouse can struggle at times to diagnose plays. Once he makes decisions, he is a good player, but he has made them late and not very often for Cal as a senior. Sean can have difficulties at times when tackling; even though he is a physical player he doesn't wrap and secure tackles enough. He is better playing in close and doesn't quite have the speed to cover a deep half of the field at the next level.
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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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