SCOUTING REPORT- Robert Sippio/Western Kentucky


Robert Sippio      Western Kentucky     6-3|214|4.74     3Jr

STATS & BIO:  Productive collegian that's been a first team All-Conference selection the past three years and an All-American since he was a sophomore.  Totaled 38/5/6 on defense last season, also averaging 3/16.0/0 returning punts.  Sophomore totals were 66/10/27 after 75/4/8 as a freshman when he played strong safety.  Explosive special teams player effective not only returning punts but also blocking kicks. 

THE GOOD: Nice sized, strong defensive back that may limited in a number of areas on the field he can be used at the next level.  Displays a good head for the ball, cognizant of what is happening on the field and has a penchant for making big plays.  Consistently deflects away passes, possesses good hands going for the interception and makes a lot of plays on the ball.  Physical, likes to mix it up and uses his frame to shield away opponents.  Looks like a man amongst boys at his level of competition and easily out muscles or out positions opposing wide outs.  

THE BAD:  A force when he applies himself but fundamentally unsound; lacks the quick and fluid back pedal, prefers to side shuffle down the field and displays no quickness breaking on the ball.  Slow and lacks either closing or recovery speed.  Gets caught out of position on occasion and not fast enough to make up for his mistakes.  Ran terribly at the Combine, something which is evident when watching him on film.  

THE SKINNY:  Highly decorated college prospect that may be left out in the cold this April and needs time to find a position.  Not fast enough to be a cover corner, lacks the great range for safety but could ultimately end up as a weak side linebacker if he is able to add bulk to his frame.  Free Agent.  


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