Scouting report

Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Preview provides a scouting report on defensive back Marques Anderson, who was taken by the Packers in the third round of the NFL draft on Saturday night.<p>

STATS & BIO: Two year fulltime starter that saw extensive action with the first unit as both a freshman and sophomore.  Finished his senior season with 63/2/10 after 67/3/11 as a junior.  Suspended by the team in '99 for off-field disciplinary reasons.

THE GOOD:  Hard hitting strong safety that looks to intimidate opponents.  Quick moving up the field to defend the run, aggressive and likes to mix it up.  Takes good angles to the play, works to force the action and constantly around the ball.

THE BAD: Displays a burst of closing speed and cover skills in a small area but for the most part lacks sideline-to-sideline range and has difficulty in man-to-man coverage situations.  Slow turning his hips, loses in transition and lacks overall ball skills when the pass is in the air.

  THE SKINNY: Displayed some cover skills early in his career but best off as a strong safety where his physical nature can be put to good use.

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