The Skinny on Darrelle Revis from John Murphy

Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh – Good-sized defender, he has excellent speed, ball skills, plus the added bonus of possessing top-notch return skills.

He opted to enter the draft early after the majority of opponents this past year often decided not to challenge him, so at times it was hard to evaluate him on game film. Has long arms, good instincts and gets a very good break on the ball; can create breakups and has the hands to cause turnovers. Is decent in transition for a bigger corner, but can get a bit tall in his back pedal and take a few choppy steps at times. When he fails to use ideal technique he can draw penalties or get beat inside to the spot, which allows players to make a few too many catches in front of a player with his skill level. Shows good strength, capable of playing bump-and-run; did 16 reps of 225 pounds, but did not run at the Combine. He also knows how to time his leaps and has very good running skills after forcing turnovers. His added dimension of being an elite punt return should also contribute to his final grade, as he can help create positive field position with his returns. A quick decision-maker he uses his instincts, size and aggressiveness to contribute in run support. His Pro Day workout could help lift his final grade since the majority of this year's best receivers are over 6-foot-1 and he offers a very good combination of size, speed and cover skills. He ran 4.37/4.41 at his Pro Day.

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