Players

Robert Blanton  

Height: 6-1   Weight: 200   Age: 30

Born: 9/7/1989 Clackamas , OR

College: Notre Dame

Experience: Season

TCKL

250

SCK

0.0

FF

0

INT

1

Combine 2012

Combine
Stats:

  • 3 Cone Drill6.71 secs
  • Vertical Jump34.0 inches
  • Broad Jump116.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.7 Secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.28 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle3.97 secs
  • Bench Press12.0 reps

Strengths

Blanton can cover in both man and zone and provide support in run defense. He has a ton of experience playing nickel in the slot and should be able to provide depth there at the next level. He can recognize routes and jump them quickly in zone, and use his long arms to recover and make plays on the ball in man. Despite small inconsistencies in his technique he can rely on his size and length to make plays.

Weaknesses

Blanton has struggled in his back pedal and in his technique at the top of routes, though he can stick his foot in the ground after recognizing action to redirect himself when off-line. He has a tendency to widen his feet and lose ground, which could prove costly at the next level. He also lacks elite corner speed to be put on an island in man coverage against better NFL receivers.

73.5