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Sherrick McManis (CB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    195 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Northwestern
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Houston Texans
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 13 (144)
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Overview

McManis was a productive, three-year starter for Northwestern. He has a good combination of size and strength but lacks elite athleticism for the position. He runs well but lacks great quickness in transition and lateral agility. McManis has solid instincts in zone coverage but can lose leverage when in man schemes. He is limited at times in opening his hips to turn and run deep with top receivers. He isn't an explosive athlete but shows range once he gets going. He is a willing run-support defender but isn't physical and misses too often in space. McManis has some tools to build on, with decent return skills, but he lacks talent to contribute much as a rookie.


Strengths

McManis has a nice blend of size and speed. Understands his responsibilities in zone coverage and does a good job anticipating routes. Closes fast when the ball is in the air and has the body control and hands to make interceptions. Hard worker who gives a spirited effort.

Weaknesses

Lacks the top end speed to stick with receivers in man coverage. Is not fluid through the hips and struggles making transitions. Not physical enough in press coverage and likely will get pushed around by bigger receivers at the next level. Does not seek out contact in run support.

Grade

3.0

 
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