Kevin Toliver

LSU
CB

Prospect Info

College
LSU
Hometown
Class
Jacksonville, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
192 lbs
30 1/8”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.55
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
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Bench Press
10
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Vertical Jump
33.0
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Broad Jump
120.0
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Toliver's sophomore season was not what he expected. He started five of seven games (21 tackles, one pass break-up), but struggled through a knee injury. Then he missed the final four games of the year after re-injuring a shoulder that he had surgery on the January before. Toliver was healthy going into the 2017 season, but he only started five of 12 games played again due to the depth at the position (28 tackles, two for loss, one interception, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles). Toliver, a Jacksonville native, five-star recruit, and top defensive back prospect in the country, played through a rotator cuff injury as a freshman. He started eight of 12 games played, making 35 tackles, intercepting one pass and breaking up five others. He had five tackles and two pass breakups against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl to end his fantastic first season with the Tigers.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Quincy Wilson
Overview
Toliver was a top-rated recruit who was largely disappointing relative to expectations at LSU. However, his play showed improvement this season and he has the size and physical ability that teams are typically willing to bet on. Toliver lacks premium ball skills but his size and physicality could be a good match for a zone-heavy unit or with a potential move to safety. Toliver's value lies more in his traits than his production and teams will have to weigh his future potential against his past history -- both on and off the field.
Strengths
  • Body beautiful with a frame built for football
  • Is well-proportioned with good play strength and top-end speed
  • Intimidating size from press
  • Can take route way off schedule when he gets hands on receivers
  • Man coverage was tighter and more confident than last season
  • Played with improved route anticipation
  • Made plays on 29 percent of throws his way
  • Quick plant-and-drive to the ball from off-man
  • Has size to overwhelm contested catches
  • Not a hungry tackler but is a capable finisher when activated
  • Plays off blocks to find his work
  • Looked comfortable when rolling coverage to safety
  • Cuts off angles and slides laterally for optimal tackle positioning
Weaknesses
  • Football character is considered a problem
  • Former coaches fret over his attitude and immaturity
  • Has dealt with suspensions and injury issues during this three years
  • Shoulder has been surgically repaired and re-injured in the past and could be a Combine concern
  • Ball skills and instincts are lacking
  • Slow to get head around to find the ball
  • Uses size to disrupt over hand-eye talent
  • Press balance needs work
  • Forced into catch-up role out of press unless he's able to maul
  • Missing foot quickness to stay connected out of route breaks
  • Below average burst from transitions
  • Doesn't trust technique and will grab when he gets behind
Sources Tell Us

"He's got an entitled attitude, no doubt. He was a five-star coming out and they say he has had an ego to match since he's been there. Looks great and workout will be good, but he's not good enough for me to overlook the other stuff." -- NFC regional scout

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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