Photo of Cody Riggs
Grade
5.25 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'9" Height
  • 185LBS. Weight

Overview

Riggs played the 2014 season at Notre Dame after spending the previous four seasons at Florida.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.46 and 4.41 seconds
Vertical jump: 33 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 7 inches
Bench press: 13 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Has outstanding football intelligence and instincts. Former free safety at Florida. Will peek in on backfield, but isn't reckless and rarely loses sight of his man. Trusts his technique. Shows great route recognition. Held his own against Michigan's Devin Funchess and Florida State's Rashad Greene when matched up in man coverage against them. Bulldog -- competes hard near the line of scrimmage and down the field. Confident player. Tracks ball effectively. Committed effort when asked to press. Will get downhill aggressively when runs or hitch throws come his way. Has burst off edge to be an effective nickel blitzer. Good feet with adequate lateral quickness.

Weaknesses

Size will be the biggest knock on Riggs. Short for an outside cornerback or free safety. Gets out-sized when ball is in the air. Jump balls will be an issue for him. Despite foot quickness, is a little tight at the top of a route and a hair slow out of breaks. Average change of direction skills for a cornerback. Has just two career interceptions and very few passes defensed. Aggressive tackler, but lack of size limits his tackling effectiveness and he often needs help finishing. Gives away too much cushion in thirds coverage.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Chris Owens

Bottom Line

Watch the tape and his intelligence and toughness immediately stand out. Riggs is a student of the game and displays a field awareness that secondary coaches will covet. The biggest issue for Riggs is that his size might cause some teams to marginalize him and he doesn't have much productivity to hang his hat on. Riggs seems like a perfect fit as a nickel cornerback who can help in run support and who can compete against receivers of all sizes and speeds.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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