6’1” – 211 lbs. – 4.54
Started two games as a true freshman, then nine games the following season. Was a full-time starter as a junior opposite Teez Tabor before foregoing his final season of eligibility in order to declare for the draft. Tall, thick cornerback with excellent length; arms measured 32.25” at the Combine. Primarily lined up on the right side of the defense in press-man looks, but would shift into zone if the offense didn’t split a wide receiver to his side of the field. Plays with the confidence and physicality teams look for in a boundary corner. Has the bulk, length, and temperament to disrupt opponents at the line of scrimmage; will get physical and throw off an opposing receiver’s timing. Fast enough to play bump-and-run and carry opposing receivers down the field; better when he’s able to bail from press looks than when he’s asked to backpedal. However, backpedal looks reasonable for a player with his length. Pretty raw in terms of his positioning in coverage; tested reasonably well in the three-cone drill, but takes some time to gather at the stem, causing him to give up some separation. When he is in-phase, however, appears to have good timing in terms of making plays on the ball; recorded six career interceptions in college. Might end up being a penalty machine down the field given his approach to the position, especially because his athleticism will be just adequate at the pro level. Ability in run support doesn’t match his build at this point, but has potential in this area if he can play with more discipline and remember his technique. Very unreliable in terms of maintaining outside containment versus the run. Gets driven off the spot too easily for a player with his size and bulk. Can break down in the open field but ended up whiffing on too many tackle attempts; willing to get physical and has some forcefulness, but has a tendency to drop his head and dive rather than using form to tackle. Was used as a relatively frequent rusher off the edge. Also appeared on kick block teams. A prospect who offers excellent size, a physical temperament, and adequate athleticism, traits which will probably get him drafted on the second day, especially when considered alongside his solid production last season. However, he has more tools than polish at this point, especially in the run game, and could be exploited by quick receivers who take advantage of his average change-of-direction skills; consequently, is a bigger risk than some of the other cornerback prospects who will be selected in his range.