2013: Played in 13 games, started 10. Second Team ALL-SEC. Also returned punts. Did not start Capital One Bowl due to violation of team rules. 2012: Played all 13 games, started 12. 2011: Played 10 games, started none. Played as CB and kick returner. Team-best 25.4-average KO return. 2010: Redshirted. High School: Played only six games in senior season due to eligibility issues following a transfer. All-State as senior. No. 47 CB in nation (Scout). Misc: Dismissed from South Carolina in 2011 for violation of team rules but was reinstated five days later.
Outstanding size and very good movement skill for a big corner. Plays with a chip on his shoulder and carries a swagger. Is an aggressive tackler and physical hitter. Supports the run well. Reads the quarterback and jumps routes. Good transitional quickness for his size. Drives hard on the ball. Good anticipation and ball skills. Solid tackler. Offers safety-cornerback versatility.
Character will require careful evaluation -- has been troubled by a number of off-field issues dating back to high school, when he attended four different schools. Has had issues with anger management, emotional outbursts and team suspensions. Could be susceptible to unsportsmanlike conduct penalties given tendency to talk and taunt. Can do a better job using his hands to reroute receivers in press coverage. Weight has ballooned as high as 215.
A big, thick-bodied, physical cover man who looks more destined for a future at safety than cornerback in the pros. Size and physicality will appeal to teams, though character concerns will cloud his draft status and could knock him off some draft boards. Will require close monitoring and has bust potential.