Photo of Imoan Claiborne
Grade
5.4 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 187LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Recorded four interceptions in 11 games played. 2013: All-Southland Conference second team. 2012: Played in nine games. 2011: Redshirted. 2010: Played in five games.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.59 and 4.56 seconds
Vertical jump: 39 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet
Short shuttle: 4.58 seconds
3-cone: 7.28 seconds
Bench: 13 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Can significantly disrupt routes when he gets hands on his target. Quick feet and loose in the hips. Able to open and run or change direction easily. Can mirror and match talent off the line. Has range to help over the top when asked to play deep third. Plays through receivers at point of catch. Willing to mix it up against the run. Recovered three fumbles and had four interceptions this year despite a lack of targets his way. Works as hard in the classroom as on the field. Confident in his talent. Can play gunner and cover kicks. Against Baylor in 2014, Bryce Petty rarely looked his way.

Weaknesses

Lacks optimal size to play outside. Shows some indecisiveness in combo coverage at times. Long receivers can keep him at the end of their blocks for too long. Sluggish to sink and respond when running with receiver who breaks off route. Handsy downfield. Average lateral acceleration. Scouts need questions answered about long speed. Will get caught peeking into backfield.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

Bottom Line

Confident, ascending press-cover cornerback with the foot quickness and hips to match receivers off the line of scrimmage and in tight quarters. He's a willing tackler with decent recovery burst, but his questionable long speed and lack of premium size could turn him into a solid slot corner in the league.
-Lance Zierlein
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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