Malik Reaves

Villanova
CB

Prospect Info

College
Villanova
Hometown
Class
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Senior
Height
Weight
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6' 0"
200 lbs
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Hands
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Prospect Grade

4.98
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
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Reaves came to Philadelphia as an All-State pick from Jacksonville, Florida and immediately found himself contributing for the Wildcats. He played in 13 games, starting nine, as a true freshman (37 tackles, three pass breakups). In 2015, Reaves was named second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association, posting 41 stops, 1.5 for loss, one interception and two pass breakups in 11 games (10 starts). He started all 11 games as a junior (45 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one interception, two pass break-ups) before again landing second-team All-Conference notice with 58 tackles, two interceptions, and two pass break-ups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority Free Agent
Overview
Reaves has good size and toughness and shows pretty good awareness from zone, but his lack of athletic ability and closing burst make it hard for him to make plays on the ball in any coverage. Reaves may get a look at safety, but he could be a longshot to make a roster.
Strengths
  • Big with good strength for a cornerback
  • Attempts to pummel wide receivers when jamming them at the line
  • Can body up big targets and disrupt their release
  • Boundary corner who maintains good field balance from zone
  • May offer some safety value
  • Attacks and discards blockers to make tackles in run support
  • Plays with pain
  • Continued to play through meniscus tear in 2016
Weaknesses
  • Has poor ball production numbers for a long-time starter
  • Somewhat stiff in his transitions and open field movements
  • Unable to sink and drive on the ball from any form of bail coverage
  • Closing burst is below average
  • Will struggle to match up in man coverage in NFL
  • Doesn't have feet to mirror and match and resorts to aggressive grabbing
  • Unable to carry long speed down the field

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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