2007 NFL Draft Breakdown: S C.J. Gaddis

Former Clemson DB C.J. Gaddis is expected to be taken in the 2007 NFL Draft this weekend.

CUTigers.com Projected Draft Round: 4th

Scout.com Draft Ranking: No. 10 cornerback

Scouting Report
Bio: Two-year starter who spent his junior campaign at cornerback after playing safety the prior year. Numbers last season were 37/2/2 after 59 tackles the prior year.

Pos: Large, imposing defender who looks the part yet rarely plays to it. Strong, defeats blocks and has a physical nature to his game. Gets upfield defending run or screen plays. Hard hitter and aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents. Possesses a burst of closing speed.

Neg: Stiff pedaling in reverse, struggles with assignments and loses his man in coverage. Lacks instincts, takes improper angles to the action and is slow locating the ball.

Final: Best making plays up the field, Gaddis offers potential as a strong safety or as a backup in a zone system.




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