Tyvon Branch #27 DB
Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 Age: 29
Born: 12/11/1986 Syracuse , NY
Experience: 9th season
High School: Cicero-North Syracuse HS [Cicero, NY]
- Bench Press19.0 reps
- 40 Yard Dash4.31 Secs
Positives: Athletic build. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Instinctive defender in coverage. ... At his best in zone coverage where he can track the action and read the quarterback's eyes. ... Good burst when the ball is thrown and shows the hands and tracking ability to make the tough interception. ... Supportive against the run, Branch isn't afraid to get his jersey dirty and is a reliable open-field tackler. ... Shows burst and rare top end speed to pull away from the pack as a return specialist. ... Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2007 - both for 97 yards. Negatives: Slight shoulders and small waste with little room for additional muscle mass, making the switch to safety - generally reserved for heavier players - a concern. ... Despite his good instincts and stopwatch speed, Branch lacks the flexible hips to turn and run without losing a step. ... Struggles out of breaks, making him a poor fit at the next level for a man coverage scheme.