Photo of Jamal Agnew
Drafted By: Lions
Grade
5.14 ?

Draft Analysis:

The Lions defense, who finished last in passer rating allowed (106.5) last season, add much needed depth to their defensive backfield. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'10" Height
  • 185LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Very good athlete who was a First Team all-conference point guard and a 100 meter champion as a sprinter. Ran two blazing sub 4.4 official times at his pro day. Displays decent pattern recognition. Explosive, quick-twitch corner with an ability to bounce and trigger on throws underneath. Has closing burst to close on throws and disrupt at the catch point. Is extremely physical when challenging the catch. Nabbed eleven career interceptions. Aggressive in run support and looks to power through blockers to meet runners near backfield. Plays with tough field demeanor. Has punt return talent and took one to the house this season.

Weaknesses

Too small to play on the outside and lacks the weight that teams typically want from slot corners who are forced into tackling roles in today's game. Has short limbs and small hands. Gets impatient from press coverage and can be juked into an early commitment allowing receiver an easier release. Uses hands freely to push and pull at receivers and will have to trust his feet and technique to limit penalties as a pro. Can be inconsistent in mirroring routes from trail position.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

NFL Comparison

Charles James

Bottom Line

Four-year starter who is extremely confident and competitive out on the field and has the make-up speed to cover up for early mistakes. Agnew's lack of size and length makes him a slot-only corner and could force him into undrafted status, but his ball skills, speed and punt return potential give him a shot to make it down the road.
-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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