Photo of Channing Stribling

Combine Results

Grade
5.34 ?
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 188LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/2" Hands

Overview

Stribling grew up in basketball country in North Carolina, and could have played hoops at Liberty University. But the call to the Big House was too much to pass up. He didn't get on the field a lot in his first couple of seasons, playing in seven games as a freshman (one start, 16 tackles) and then as a reserve in 10 contests (seven tackles) in 2014. Stribling started four games as a junior, making 17 tackles and collecting an interception and a pass break-up against Florida in the Citrus Bowl. That performance buoyed his senior season, as he earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades (28 tackles, 3.5 for loss, led team with four INT and 13 PBU) forming a strong starting duo with Jourdan Lewis.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a long frame and understands how to use it. Drapes himself over wide receivers off the line of scrimmage. Excels when playing with inside leverage. Can smother receivers against the sideline and is able to challenge sight lines for quarterbacks on comeback routes. Has some talent in trail coverage. Comfortable with back to the quarterback and shows good pattern recognition from that coverage technique. Well-versed in finding and tracking the deep ball. Uses length and leaping ability to create a wall between the throw and the receiver down the field. Soft hands; snared six interceptions over last two seasons. Willing tackler who sees what he hits and looks to wrap up.

Weaknesses

Needs more upper body strength. Sluggish change of direction due to marginal short-area quickness. Struggles to mirror sharp, in-breaking routes and clever releases. Has a hitch in movement when opening hips to run, allowing receivers a stagger start into routes. Long strider with poor recovery speed. A little handsy down the field to make up for speed deficiency. Has issues squeezing routes from off coverage and zone. Lack of quickness leaves little room for error.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Linear press corner who took advantage of newly-found playing time and produced results. While he has NFL length, his long speed is problematic and he struggles to maintain coverage against quick receivers who work inside the numbers. There are defenses who will prefer Stribling's physical traits and ball skills, but he will be limited by scheme fit.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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