Prospect Profile: Lornell McPherson

Lornell McPherson School: Nebraska
Ht: 5-8 Wt: 180 40: 4.51 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Posted 40/0/6 as a senior when he moved into the starting lineup. Saw sporadic action with the first team the prior three seasons.

Positives: Undersized defensive back with possibilities in a zone defense. Displays adequate footwork in reverse, fluid turning his hips in transition and effectively coordinates with safeties. Picks up assignments and stays with opponents. Possesses a burst of closing speed.

Negatives: Struggles in man-to-man coverage, not quick reading receivers' eyes or getting his head back around to locate the ball. Does not play to his timed speed. Slow getting off blocks and helping in run support. Does not high point the ball, misjudges pass defenses and does more chasing than actual covering.

Analysis: McPherson possesses the technical skills and shows enough flashes of ability backed off the line of scrimmage to be considered for a team that employs a zone defense.

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