6’0” – 180 lbs. – 4.50e
2010: 20 – 0.0 – 0.0, 1 FF, 1 PD, 1 BK
2011: 54 – 7.0 – 0.0, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 15 PD, 2 INT (1 TD)
2012: 50 – 3.0 – 0.0, 4 PD, 3 INT (1 TD), 2 BK
2013: 55 – 2.0 – 1.0, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 6 PD
Played in all twelve games as a freshman, appearing in six defensively. Started all thirteen games as a sophomore, a role he did not relinquish for the rest of his career. Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior.
• Will graduate having started for three of four years played at a major college program.
• Possesses a tall, long frame with further growth potential; appears suited to the outside.
• Fast enough to keep pace with opposing receivers on deeper routes down the field.
• Despite his lack of bulk, is a willing run support who works hard vs. blocks, runners.
• Adds value on special teams, having blocked three kicks during his college career.
• Has received a few academic distinctions while in school, intelligent, high-character.
• Despite having been a three-year starter at Texas, technique is still surprisingly raw.
• Thin frame, lack of strength mean he’ll need to spend some time adding strength/bulk.
• Looks a little bit out-of-control when changing directions, not particularly loose/fluid.
• Gives up a fairly generous cushion in zone or shuffle coverages, susceptible to curls.
• Also allows far too much separation out of breaks, particularly on inside slants, etc.
• Doesn’t play up to his height, frequently stays grounded when opponents go vertical.
• Appears to have trouble locating the ball, more likely to try and disrupt his opponent.
• Not a very aggressive or physical player, doesn’t seem to have the swagger desirable.
At this point, Byndom’s biggest strengths as a player are his height and length, which make him appear well-suited to an outside role at the next level. Combine those tools with above-average speed, willing run support, and intelligence, and his case is even stronger. However, the fact that he’s been starting at Texas for the past three years actually works against him: rather than being considered a developmental cornerback with a few tools to work with, he appears to be a player who has not made significant progress with his technique despite having had considerable opportunities to do so. Combined with the need to add more bulk and more strength in an NFL program, it’s unclear whether or not pro teams will decide to wait for the development of a player who still has a lot of work to do. May not be drafted.