Greg Stroman

Virginia Tech
CB

Prospect Info

College
Virginia Tech
Hometown
Class
Bristow, VA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
182 lbs
29 7/8”
Hands
8 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.25
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Washington
Redskins
Round 7 ‧ Pick 23
40 Yard Dash
4.48
Seconds
 
Bench Press
16
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
113.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.45
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Given Tech's history of producing NFL defensive backs and emphasizing special teams, it's no surprise Stroman will get interest from scouts. A dual-threat quarterback in high school (1,544 yards, 17 touchdowns passing; 1,233 yards, 15 touchdowns rushing), Stroman played a role in all three phases of the game as a true freshman in 2014. He played in 13 games, starting once while playing on offense (two carries for four yards, one reception for six yards), defense (three tackles, pass breakup), and special teams (36 returns for 249 yards). Stroman carried a bigger role on defense as a sophomore in 2015 (24 tackles, two interceptions, five pass breakups), though he still contributed as a rusher (seven carries, 12 yards) and as a punt returner (31 returns, 241 yards, touchdown). He was a second-team All-ACC selection by league coaches in 2016, starting nine games at cornerback (13 tackles, three interceptions, 10 pass breakups) and excelling as a kick (22 returns, 460 yards) and punt (25 returns, 221 yards, touchdown) returner. Stroman moved up to a first-team all-conference defender in 2017 (20 tackles, four interceptions, 11 pass breakups), and also an honorable mention selection as a return specialist (35 returns, 397 yards, two touchdowns on punt returns).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7/PFA
NFL Comparison
Kevin Johnson
Strengths
  • Natural athlete with an easy pedal
  • Has quickness and agility for extended mirroring of press release
  • Can flip hips and sprint without losing pace
  • Has feet to transition with route breaks smoothly
  • Maintains tight man coverage against big or small
  • Sorts through combo routes
  • Ballhawk
  • Balances eyes between the route and the quarterback from off coverage
  • Has enough recovery speed to squat on routes a step longer
  • Impressive click-and-close burst to throws
  • Takes undercutting routes on the ball when possible
  • Made a play on the ball on almost 37 percent of his targets over last two years and allowed just 25.6 percent completion rate this year
Weaknesses
  • Skinny frame with bone thin legs
  • Unlikely to carry much more additional weight on his frame
  • Gives up air space over the top on jump balls
  • Could be easily mismatched by offenses with a big receiver fetish on their roster
  • Play strength is below average
  • Feisty, but gets bumped inside the route by size
  • Can be posted up in space
  • Will struggle to play off of blocks and finish NFL running backs as a solo tackler
Sources Tell Us

"I worry more about how he will hold up as an NFL tackler because of how thin he is. I'm not worried about the coverage part at all. He's been challenged by big guys, fast guys and big fast guys in that conference and he's done really well against all of them." -- former NFL defensive backs coach

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GRADE
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