6’1” – 202 lbs.
Started five of eleven games played as a freshman, finishing with 22 tackles, four interceptions, four breakups, and two defensive touchdowns. Started all thirteen games the following year and finished with 38-5.0-3.0 with two interceptions and seven breakups. Was limited to nine games this past year, and finished with 33 tackles and eleven breakups. Listed size is very solid for a pro cornerback, but looks a little bit smaller on tape, so official measurements will be important. Plays various different techniques on both sides of the field; tends to line up on the short side. Typically lines up in man coverage and shuffle coverage, often a few yards off the line of scrimmage, but sometimes in off-man as well. Has quick, smooth footwork to match releases at the line of scrimmage; didn’t backpedal too much, but does so with good balance. Does a good job of using his hands; willing to mix things up a little bit near the line, and uses his hands through breaks in order to feel routes developing. Has enough speed and explosiveness to carry opponents downfield. Has fluid hips to change directions, and can provide pretty tight coverage on inside breaking routes. Was not targeted often during the games reviewed. Plays a little bit conservative despite his speed, burst, and quickness; makes quick tackles to limit yards after the catch, but wasn’t always in a position to make plays on the ball when targeted during the games reviewed. That’s surprising, as his on-ball production was actually pretty impressive over the past two years. Can look a little bit tentative when diagnosing route combinations from zone coverage. Gets good extension with his arms when playing off of blocks, doing a good job of locating the ball, although his contract strength can sometimes be a little bit lacking for a bigger cornerback. Short-area quickness allows him to navigate through traffic on his way to the ball. Willing to come up and support the run, although he’s not the most physical or reliable tackler. Injury sustained this past season will require further medical evaluation at the Combine. A cornerback who can play too conservatively in coverage at times but who also possesses most of the tools teams look for in a man-coverage cornerback; he is tall, fast, and quick, with good footwork and hand use, traits which allow him to stick with opposing receivers.