Michael Huff scouting report, audio and video

The Oakland Raiders got a gem in safety Michael Huff, part of a new breed of defensive backs that have revolutionized the game.

Exclusive pre-draft interview from Denis Savage:


Full Name: Michael Huff School: Texas Pos: S

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 204 40: 4.36 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman. Two-time All-Conference selection who won the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back last year. Senior totals included 109/1/14 after junior numbers of 73/2/14.

Pos: Versatile defender effective at several spots in the secondary. Smart cover man who jams opponents at the line of scrimmage, loses nothing transitioning off the snap and runs anywhere on the field with wideouts. Stays with receivers laterally and does an outstanding job diagnosing the action. Displays a decisive move to the throw and takes good angles to the action. Plays with a nasty attitude as well as a good degree of intelligence.

Neg: Slowed by blocks and does a bit of grab-tackling.

Analysis: Considered a hard-working, self-motivated prospect by scouts, Huff has outstanding skill in coverage and run defense. An early first-round pick with the ability to impact a team at any number of spots in the defensive secondary.

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