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Drafted By: Browns

Combine Results

Grade
5.39 ?
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 133.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.86 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.30 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.60 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"A small-school corner who showed up well at the all-star games. If he would have ran a little bit faster, you might have been looking at a second-round corner. It appears that the Browns are collecting speed. This is the second corner they've picked in this draft, but if you have two corners you need three and if you have three you need four." -- Daniel Jeremiah

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 198LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Married with two daughters. A native of Port Au Prince, Haiti, he emigrated to the St. Louis area with his parents when he was 4. In January 2010, his grandfather and an eight-month-old cousin were among those killed in the earthquakes that devastated Haiti. Had two surgeries in 2004 to repair a chipped bone in the growth plate of his left knee. Began his college career at Division II Washburn University in Kansas, redshirting in 2008. In 2009, he played 11 games at cornerback and recorded 33 tackles, six pass breakups and four seven interceptions to go with two forced fumbles. Had 10 kickoff returns for 294 yards (29.4-yard average). Appeared in 12 games in 2010 and had 33 tackles, four pass breakups and five INTs with 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble while returning 17 kickoffs for 333 yards (19.6). Sat out in 2011, moving his family back home to Missouri and transferring to Division II Lindenwood University. In 2012, tallied 60 tackles, nine pass breakups with nine INTs with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 12 starts. His school-record nine interceptions ranked second among all NCAA levels. Was the 2013 winner of the Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation’s top small college defensive back, after recording 33 tackles, eight pass breakups and four INTs with one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. Earned invitations to the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding body and arm length. Explosive athlete whose 11-foot, 1-inch broad jump was second-best at the combine. Has loose hips and a fluid pedal. Superb two-year production on the ball. Natural interceptor -- attacks the ball in the air like a receiver and tracks it very well. Plays big in critical situations. Very confident demeanor. Outstanding zone instincts -- sees patterns developing and jumps routes. Solid tackler. Mature and accountable. Experienced, four-year starter. Demonstrated toughness to play hurt.

Weaknesses

Average timed speed. Loses a half-step in transition and will struggle to carry NFL receivers vertically. Does not consistently play to his size as a run defender. Could stand to do a better job wrapping as a tackler and filling faster -- does not always play to his size in the run game. Production was inflated by marginal competition.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Exceptional-sized zone cover man who was a big fish in a small pond as a Division II standout, though he did not look out of place at the Senior Bowl. Size, ball skills and anticipation will appeal to teams such as Seattle, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.
-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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