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Drafted By: Jets

Combine Results

Grade
5.27 ?
  • 4.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 203LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Prepped in Florida. Began his college career at Joliet Junior College (Ill.) in 2010, appearing in 10 games and recording 21 tackles, four pass breakups and three interceptions with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. In '11, tallied 37-7-2 in seven games with one-half tackle for loss. Moved on to Division II Northwest Missouri State in '12, lining up opposite his brother at the cornerback spots. In 13 starts, he totaled 38-5-5 with one tackle for loss. Had two interceptions in his Bearcat debut against East Central, including a 38-yard touchdown return. Also had two punt returns for 27 yards. Registered 36-11-1 with one tackle for loss and a fumble return for a touchdown in '13 (14 starts). Helped lead his school to the NCAA Division II football championship.

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent size, musculature and body length. Nice balance and body control. Quick-footed to mirror off the line. Can flip his hips and run vertically. Good plant-and-drive quickness. Willing to step up and throw his weight around in run support. Has special-teams experience. Tough and durable. Competitive and motivated.

Weaknesses

Has small hands. Lacks elite explosion and top-end speed. Ordinary leaping ability and ball skills to contend with taller high fliers. Faulty diagnostic skills -- processes slowly and reacts more than he anticipates. Gets caught squatting and peeking. Inconsistent tackler. Poor football aptitude -- requires extra reps to grasp complicated assignments.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Big, athletic, Division II standout and JUCO product whose size, length and physicality will appeal to teams in search of a developmental press corner. Could also be viewed as a potential safety conversion, but does not exhibit requisite instincts and dependability as a tackler.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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