Colin Branch has been a rising prospect in the weeks leading up to the draft after strong workouts. He displays good measurable (4.4 in the 40) and has decent size.
A solid tackler, Branch also exhibits good coverage ability and range. He's somewhat of a project and could be moved to corner if necessary. However, he is probably best suited at safety and the coaching staff hopes he pushes Deon Grant to play better.
There are some questions about this pick due to the fact Branch is a late-bloomer and there were many established safety prospects still on the board. However, defense is Coach Fox's specialty, and he usually is a strong evaluator of talent.