Navy Spring Review: Right Cornerback

The Navy Midshipmen recently completed their 2014 spring practice drills. will now review every position, listing the starter, backup and third string players. In this edition we look at the right cornerbacks.


Starters: Kwazel Bertrand Jr.
Back ups: Quincy Adams Jr.
Third String: Myer Krah Jr.
Junior Kwazel Bertrand (6-0, 186) returns as starting right cornerback. Last year Bertrand had to fight through an injury plagued season that limited him to nine games and seven starts at left cornerback. In 2013 he had 43 tackles and two passes broken up. Bertrand suffered a concussion against Hawaii that knocked him out of the game and caused him to miss the following week. Bertrand is a tall cornerback who can cover. He is a very smart and heady player both on and off the field. Bertrand was originally converted to cornerback by NAPS head coach JP Shevory to take advantage of Kwazel's size and athleticism. He has worked hard in the weight room adding over twenty pounds since I-day while retaining his man on man coverage skills.

Quincy Adams is neck-and-neck with Bertrand for the starting right cornerback job at the end of spring. Adams, a junior, was initially the more highly regarded cornerback prospect between the two after they played together at the Naval Academy Prep School in 2011. As a freshman in 2012 he started four games at cornerback after he replaced the injured Jonathan Wev. Adams lost the job himself when he suffered a neck injury against Central Michigan. Last year he appeared in all 13 games and made ten tackles while playing mostly on special teams. This spring he really pressed Bertrand for the starting job. Adams (5-11, 195) has the speed and quick feet you want in a cornerback's skill set Quincy is well built, tough, physical and a good tackler. He has the physical attributes for an FBS cornerback. Adams has worked on his coverage techniques. Quincy is fast but his backpedal wasn't very fluid when arriving at Annapolis but it has improved.

Junior cornerback Myer Krah (5-10, 198) played well this spring and is a good player. He was a teammate of Betrand and Adams at NAPS. Last year he started three of the twelve game in appeared in. Krah made 21 tackles, had two pass defensed, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. Krah had a rough game against San Jose State's high powered passing attack but played well overall. He has really worked hard in the weight room and filled out his frame since I first saw him at NAPS in 2011. He's not the fastest cornerback but does a nice job playing the ball in coverage. Krah is a strong, physical cornerback with the ability to turn his hips and change direction. Despite possessing just respectable forty yard dash times he can close and make plays on the ball. Fast receivers can give him trouble if he misses jamming them at the line of scrimmage. Krah is a good athlete with a 34-inch vertical leap. Krah's a lot more talented than the normal Navy third string cornerback. Top Stories