Trayvon Mullen

Clemson
CB
DB25

Prospect Info

College
Clemson
Hometown
Class
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
199 lbs
31”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.80
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.46
Seconds
 
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
123.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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The first cousin of former Heisman Trophy-winner at Louisville and current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson decided to join his relative in the NFL instead of returning to Clemson for his senior season. Mullen was named second-team All-American by USA Today and was a top 100 overall prospect nationally out of Fort Lauderdale, starring as a receiver his senior year. He played as a reserve defensive back and on special teams coverage units as a freshman in 2016 (15 tackles, one pass breakup). Mullen started 12 of 13 games played the following season, receiving honorable mention All-ACC accolades for his play (42 tackles, three interceptions, seven pass breakups). He was a second-team all-conference pick in 2018, starting 14 of 15 games played for the national champions. Mullen posted 37 stops, four for loss, an interception and four pass breakups as a junior, finishing the year as the title game Defensive MVP with 6 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble to help shut down Alabama's offense in the second half.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
Kevin Johnson
Overview
Long press-corner who can clog up the release but is more reactive than instinctive in coverage. Mullen can be a little inconsistent in anticipating route breaks, which can open small throwing windows, but his loose hips and response burst helps him latch back onto tight coverage. If Mullen can improve pattern recognition and reading the quarterback, the ball production should follow. He has Day 2 draft talent as an outside corner and could compete for a CB2 spot within a couple of years.
Strengths
  • Tall and long
  • Experience in all modes of coverage
  • Must carry a rep because offenses rarely targeted him
  • No touchdowns and fewer than 300 passing yards allowed
  • Can strike with jarring quick-set jams from press
  • Uses lateral quickness to match and hinder release
  • Plays with fast feet and quick acceleration to chase out of transition
  • Bodies up to crowd the catch
  • Hips are agile and loose for recovery after coverage mistakes
  • Rarely beaten down the field in that scheme
Weaknesses
  • Very limited ball production at Clemson
  • Slightly built through his lower body
  • Can be slow to sort through bunch release
  • Has trouble staying connected to complex routes
  • Below-average balance and base in coverage
  • Inconsistent staying in phase
  • Feet get jumpy and inefficient
  • Average instincts and garners few clues from quarterback
  • Grab-and-drag tackler who drops his head into impact

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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