Rashad Fenton

South Carolina
CB

Prospect Info

College
South Carolina
Hometown
Class
Miami, FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
193 lbs
30 3/8”
Hands
8 3/4”

Prospect Grade

4.97
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Kansas City
Chiefs
Round 6 ‧ Pick 29
40 Yard Dash
4.52u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
12
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
117.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
--
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.25
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Fenton started 11 of 13 games at cornerback for the Gamecocks in 2017, breaking up eight passes and intercepting another during his junior season (48 tackles, one for loss.) He started 12 of 13 games played as a senior, making 34 tackles, 2.5 for loss, intercepting a team-high three passes and breaking up six other throws. His career with the Gamecocks ended on a sour note, however, as he missed the second half of the team's Belk Bowl loss to Virginia, leaving the game under mysterious conditions (a teammate said he was injured, head coach Will Muschamp said "it was Rashad's decision." The Miami native was a part-time starter his sophomore campaign, beginning 7 of 12 contests and compiling 38 stops, 1.5 for loss, an interception and five pass breakups. Fenton played as a true freshman, making two tackles on defense and special teams in 10 games.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Compact cornerback with average length and excessive lower body tightness who lacks fluidity and discipline to handle man coverage as an NFL cornerback. He shows some route recognition when his eyes are forward and he is not lacking in aggressiveness at the catch-point. He has some zone potential, but his inconsistencies as tackler and inability to recover will be a challenge from him to overcome.
Strengths
  • Strong and physical from press
  • Pumps stiff jab into receiver's shoulder to slow the release
  • Rides heavily on release over early stages
  • Possesses some route anticipation
  • Peels off of coverage to jump outs underneath
  • Looks to squeeze aggressively at the top of the route
  • Able to break down quickly and crowd catch space on comebacks
  • Effective working around open field blocks
  • Has some value as a kick returner
Weaknesses
  • Not a natural bender in knees or hips
  • Stiff hips require segments to get turned around
  • Slow to accelerate in his transitions
  • Lacks recovery speed to close out long throws or crossing routes
  • Struggles to stay connected to complex routes
  • Panics in coverage when beaten
  • Tape is filled with pass interferences over last two seasons
  • Attacks receiver early when a play can be made on the ball
  • Run support is a mixed back

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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