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Drafted By: Panthers

Combine Results

Grade
5.17 ?
  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.04 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.31 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He brings an energy. Carolina already plays good defense, but I thought they struggled with talent on the back end. Tre Boston will be a good fit." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 204LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Played defensive back and running back as a Florida prep. Played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2010, making three starts at right cornerback and one at left corner, recording 32 tackles, four pass breakups and one interception with one tackle for loss and two forced fumbles. Missed three games with a sprained ankle. In 2011, started 11 of 13 games (four at LCB, four at nickel and three at free safety) and had 70 tackles, two pass breakups and three INTs with 1.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Led the team in tackles in 2012, starting 12 games (nine at FS, three at SS) and totaling 86 tackles, six pass breakups and four INTs with one tackle for loss. Had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown at Virginia. Made 13 starts at free safety in 2013, registering 94 tackles, eight pass breakups and five INTs with 4.5 tackles for loss. Led the team in tackles.

Analysis

Strengths

Can secure tackles in the box when he has a clear path. Drops downhill quickly and can slip into short hole. Vocal leader of secondary. Three-year starter with experience at safety and corner.

Weaknesses

Average instincts. Could stand to improve diagnostic ability and anticipation. Choppy pedal and stiff transition. Limited range -- does not explode off the hash or cover enough ground with the ball in the air. Takes some inaccurate angles and struggles to break down in space. Selective hitter and inconsistent tackler in general. Personality could clash with some people.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Converted cornerback and free/strong safety tweener whose statistical production might be his best resume builder. Uneven performer whose average athleticism, questionable physicality and immaturity will turn teams off. Will have to turn heads on special teams to have longevity as a backup.
-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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