Hamp Cheevers

Boston College
CB
DB09

Prospect Info

College
Boston College
Hometown
Class
FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
169 lbs
30 1/2”
Hands
8 5/8”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.52
Seconds
 
Bench Press
8
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
39.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.96
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.25
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Hamp Anferenee Timmone Cheevers is a Florida native who was voted the Gainesville Sun Small School Player of the Year after leading Trenton High School to a state title his senior year. In his first year at Chestnut Hill, he played in six games on special teams instead of taking a redshirt. By the end of his sophomore season, Cheevers was an important part of the defense, starting the final three games of the year. He posted 17 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 12 games. Cheevers' seven interceptions tied for tops in the FBS in 2018 (he also compiled 39 tackles and seven pass breakups), leading to him being named a third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-ACC selection.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
One-year starter who will have to move inside to play slot thanks to a combination of good quickness and a lack of size and strength. Cheevers has decent instincts and quick hands for opportunistic interceptions, but he might not have the length or physicality to create truly contested catches against stronger opponents. He has the foot quickness and agility to handle a move to slot and could be a Day 3 draft pick.
Strengths
  • Reads quarterbacks drops and eyes for early bail on deep balls
  • Adequate deep speed
  • Route feel to stay in proximity from trail position
  • Crisp feet and good balance in space
  • Able to change direction with pace and bounce into catch space
  • Takes ball-side angles when closing from on top of the route
  • Solid ball production over last two seasons
  • Quick eyes to locate football
  • Sudden hands to capitalize abrupt interception chances
Weaknesses
  • Undersized to stay outside and lacks play strength
  • Receivers able to play through his press punch
  • Has delay to plant and drive from the top of drop
  • Very average burst on top of route break from off coverage
  • Below-average length keeps him from making plays on ball at times
  • Could get beaten up by big targets downfield
  • Sticks to blocks and struggles to shake free
  • Grab and hold run supporter who is a small tackler

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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