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Drafted By: 49ers

Combine Results

Grade
5.12 ?
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"This is a value pick. The 49ers have so many picks, so they are picking for next year. They will put Reaser on the PUP list, but this is a 4.3 (40) corner and those are rare." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 3/4" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Was a two-sport athlete as a Miami prep, lettering in football and track. Enrolled at Florida Atlantic in 2009 and redshirted as a freshman. Played in 10 games (including three starts) at cornerback in 2010 and had 26 tackles, zero pass breakups and one interception with one tackle for loss. Started all 12 games in '11 and had 61-7-2 with 2.5 tackles for loss. Returned four kickoffs for 82 yards (20.5-yard average). In '12, he made 12 starts and registered 45-3-2 with 1.5 tackles for loss. Recovered a fumble at Western Kentucky and scooped it up for a nine-yard score. Started FAU's first six games of '13 before tearing his left ACL in an October contest against UAB. Registered 25-4-0 with two tackles for loss. Underwent four months of rehab after undergoing surgery on his left knee and was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. After meeting with doctors in Indianapolis who were concerned about his MRI, he flew to Pensacola to see Dr. James Andrews, who explained that his body was rejecting the graft used from a cadaver in repairing his ACL. Subsequently underwent a second surgery Feb. 27 in which a graft was used from his own patellar tendon.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a solid build and showed strength at the combine, bench-pressing 225 pounds 22 times. Demonstrates nice balance and body control in his pedal -- turns his feet over rapidly and is comfortable in reverse. Confident in off-man coverage -- maintains good cushion and keeps receivers in front of him. Nice shadow and mirror in man coverage. Smooth-hipped. Good football intelligence. Understands run fits. Respected team leader.

Weaknesses

Average agility and long speed. Lacks strength in run support and could stand to be more aggressive filling. Tackles low. Not explosive. Nonchalant football-playing demeanor. Does not play with confidence or trigger quickly to what he sees. Average ball skills.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Good-sized, smooth-moving, man-cover corner who showed the ability to mirror before a knee injury cut short his senior season. Mental toughness and determination will be put to the test, as he faces rehabilitation for a second surgery and an uphill battle to earn an NFL job.
-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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