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Combine Results

Grade
5.12 ?
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.77 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 29 3/4" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Highly instinctive with a unique understanding of the position. Senses what is coming and quick to respond. Father Tim was a six-time Pro Bowl safety and member of the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX-winning team, and brother T.J. starts for the St. Louis Rams. Fearless. Plays the game with passion and motor is always engaged. Drives on throws with committed burst. Flashes good play speed and plays with range. Hits the gas and storms downhill against the run or bubble screens. Known as a film junkie. Productive two-year starter at UCLA before transferring.

Weaknesses

Undersized and lacking juice behind his pads as a hitter. Plays too frenetically, missing opportunities to make plays. Hard-charging style leads to poor angles and lack of body control in space. Hair-trigger response opens him up to playaction and double moves. Grabby in coverage. Struggled to mirror and match in coverage during East-West Shrine Game practices. Reportedly failed three drug tests before being dismissed from the UCLA program.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

The instincts, confidence and competitiveness are all there, but his coverage skills need major work and his lack of size could preclude him from making a living near the line of scrimmage. He has the mental makeup, but comes up a little short on the physical side. His desire and instincts give him a shot to make a roster, but he needs to add more bulk.
-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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