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Photo of Da'Norris Searcy
Da'Norris Searcy (DB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    223 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    North Carolina
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Buffalo Bills
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 3 (100)

Pick Analysis: The Bills continue to add intriguing pieces to their secondary with the selection of Searcy. He is a tough, physical player with a feel for playing against the run. He also is an accomplished returner with the potential to add some juice in the kicking game.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.56 sec
  • Vertical Jump33.0 inch
  • Broad Jump120.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.87 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.09 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.18 sec
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Overview

Searcy is an effective safety in coverage, but he is not aggressive enough in run support to contribute at the next level. He has enough range to be a center fielder and shows the ability make plays when the ball is in the air. He also has experience as a nickel back over the slot, but he lacks the hip fluidity to stick with NFL receivers in man coverage. He will never be a factor in run support as he shies away from contact and struggles to shed blocks. Searcy can contribute as a punt returner and may sneak into the later rounds.


Strengths

Searcy has a muscular build and long arms. Possesses the range to cover the deep middle and is fluid enough to line up over the slot in man coverage. Tracks the ball well in the air and uses his long arms to break up passes. Very capable returner on special teams.

Weaknesses

Does not have the speed to close with the ball in the air. A moment late reading the play and can get caught out of position at times. Lacks the instincts to anticipate routes and is vulnerable to double moves. Not a willing tackler in run support and struggles to wade through traffic. Drops catchable interceptions.

Grade

4.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Da'Norris Searcy

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 01:56 p.m.

    Watch North Carolina safety Da'Norris Searcy work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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