Jamal Peters

Mississippi State
DB28

Prospect Info

College
Mississippi State
Hometown
Class
Bassfield, MS
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
218 lbs
32 3/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.22
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.63
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Playlist

Mississippi State kept Peters in-state despite his four-star recruiting ranking as one of The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen for 2014. He started twice in 12 games as a true freshman, posting 25 stops, 1.5 for loss, and two pass breakups. Peters again was a regular contributor on defense as a sophomore (two starts in 12 games, 18 tackles, two interceptions) and junior seasons (three starts in 12 games, 23 tackles, one INT, two pass breakups). Peters missed the team's TaxSlayer Bowl appearance in 2017 due to a death in the family. He started nine of 10 games played in 2018, missing time with injuries to his shoulder and knee. Peters managed to come back strong at the end of the year, finishing his final season in Starkville with 33 stops and four pass breakups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
NFL Comparison
Keith McGill
Overview
The tape and production isn't good enough to warrant anything more than later Day 3 consideration, but he's a decent athlete and his size and length are rare commodities that zone-heavy teams will want to cultivate. He's not made for consistent man coverage and if he struggles to develop in zone, he could get moved to safety. Peters has developmental potential in the right scheme, but the floor is also lower than teams might like.
Strengths
  • Outstanding length and rare size at cornerback
  • Long arms can generate strong jams from press
  • Above-average play strength
  • Good punch and re-engage to discombobulate the release
  • Adequate instincts and anticipation to squeeze routes from zone
  • Can be intimidating underneath when he plays to his size
  • Will be difficult to throw over as a Cover-2 cornerback in the league
  • Size creates more challenging contested catches for receivers
  • Physical enough in run support
  • Covers wide patch of grass as open-field tackler
  • Adequate long speed for his size
Weaknesses
  • Just 16 career starts despite blue-chip status coming in
  • Ball production has been disappointing
  • Inconsistent connection rate with press jam
  • Below-average recovery burst gives away early ground
  • Hip tightness limit stickiness of man coverage
  • Struggles with lateral transitions to mirror breaks
  • Takes below average angles to the throw
  • Hasn't learned to use size to bully catch space
  • Hands are unreliable and hard
  • Needs to sharpen approach and technique as tackler
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