Chicago Combine Notes: Defensive Backs

The final set of evaluations on Michigan players who attended the scout.com combine in Chicago features the defensive backs. This group provided several standout performers.

CORNERBACKS
Jonathan Dandridge - Sr - Highland Park

Dandridge came in with a few offers and should gain more. He had a great performance. He was very strong in press coverage and didn't give receivers clean releases. He was beaten once by Fred Smith, but other than that, was a shutdown guy in 1-1s. In 7-7 drills, he showed good awareness and ability to break on the ball in zone coverage.

Antwan Keenan - Sr - Muskegon Heights
On the small side, but quick, Keenan could be a running back at the next level as well.

Martine Stevenson - Jr - Detroit Crockett

A junior to watch, Stevenson is a solid athlete who had a nice sophomore season and followed that up with a solid combine showing.

SAFETIES
Kevin Banks - Sr - Detroit Crockett

Banks can play both free and strong safety. He is a bit of a tweener as he might not be big enough for strong, or straight-line fast for free, but had good instincts and looks like one of those kids who is simply a player regardless of position.

Michael Elias - Sr - Ann Arbor Huron
Elias was a pleasant surprise. He moved well for a big man and showed good man to man coverage ability.

Floyd Simmons - Sr - Detroit Crockett
Simmons could be a receiver or a safety at the next level, but after seeing him break up a few passes, it looks like defense may be his calling.


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