CB LOUCHEIZ PURIFOY, FLORIDA*

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6’1” – 189 lbs. – 4.45e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2011: 27 – 0.0 – 0.0, 1 FF
2012: 51 – 1.0 – 0.0, 3 FF, 5 PD, 2 BK

OVERVIEW:

Appeared in a reserve/special teams capacity as a true freshman, then stepped into a starting role in 2012, starting twelve of thirteen contests, while maintaining his special-teams presence.

STRENGTHS:

•    Has an impressive combination of height and length for the position.
•    Exhibits an aggressive on-field playing temperament, very high effort.
•    Overall movement skills are impressive, fast with fluid movements.
•    Capable of lining up in man coverage, sticking with receivers downfield.
•    Willing run supporter, does a nice job of breaking down in the open.
•    Special-teams contributor who has blocked three kicks in his career.
•    Offers some additional value as a blitzer, nice initial burst on rushes.
•    Has been worked into the offense as a wide receiver at Florida as well.
•    Possesses considerable potential given his relative lack of repetitions.

WEAKNESSES:

•    A little bit lanky, could stand to add a bit of additional weight/bulk.
•    Struggled a bit as a junior, somewhat erratic week-to-week performance.
•    Hasn’t focused entirely on cornerback in college, played some receiver.
•    Gambles a little bit too frequently, has surrendered some deep throws.
•    Gives up some separation on breaks, reaction times are not excellent.
•    Not one of the most instinctive players, route recognition isn’t great.
•    Suspended for the 2013 season opener for a violation of team rules.

SUMMARY:

Florida has done Purifoy a bit of a disservice by asking him to assume too many responsibilities in college, working him into the offense as a wide receiver in addition to his role as a starting cornerback, the deleterious effects of which manifest themselves in his disappointing instincts/pattern recognition. However, he possesses all of the physical tools to develop into an effective man-coverage cornerback, additionally offering quality run support and the ability to contribute on special teams. A boom-or-bust prospect who should nonetheless draw second-day interest from teams. RD 3

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