AU Commitment Analysis: Sizing Up Broussard

A look at Auburn football commitment John Broussard's potential as a college player is featured in this analysis.

John Broussard
Size: 6-0, 165
Ranking On Scout: 4-star| No. 14 CB| No. 7 South CB| No. 1 Alabama CB
Recruiting: Chose Auburn over LSU and Mississippi State

Quoting Broussard
On the need for corners at Auburn being important for him in the decision-making process: “It’s very big for me because one of the top things I was aiming for at my school was being able to play early, get on the field early.”

Scouting Report
Long and instinctive, Broussard makes up for a lack of blazing speed with really good instincts on the perimeter for the Red Devils. A consistent performer since his sophomore season, Broussard rarely gets tested so his stats don’t measure up to his impact on the game by essentially taking away one side of the field on defense. With Auburn’s need at cornerback apparent in the spring, Broussard should be able to help immediately in 2016.

John Broussard

Scout’s Take--Chad Simmons
“Broussard is a corner with good length, loose hips and a quiet confidence. He is fairly balanced in coverage with the ability to play press and zone coverage. He is best right now when up on the line of scrimmage with his length and hands helping him run receivers off their routes. When playing off coverage, he is quick to read and react to the receiver. He is more of a coverage guy, but he can tackle in one-on-one situations as well.

“He is a little narrow, but he has the frame to add some needed weight and as he increases his mass, he will be better against the run and against the bigger receivers. His balance is good, but can improve his back pedal and the sinking of his hips out of his breaks. I would not be surprised to see him on the field as a true freshman, but he is one, like many, who could use a redshirt year to refine his skills and add muscle.”

What It Means
The commitment is an important one for new AU position coach Travaris Robinson as he looks to continue to upgrade the talent and depth in the secondary for the Tigers. A natural cover corner, Broussard has the skill set to play early for the Tigers and as he continues to mature he will become bigger and more physical with every passing year.

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