||South Florida U
||A shutdown corner with
adequate size and outstanding quickness. Has race horse speed, a very
smooth compact, explosive hips and the ability to stick his foot in the
ground and close to the ball. No wasted movement or extra steps.
Underneith close was rare. Impressive play instincts and anticipation.
Has the speed to easily stay on top of receivers on deep routes.
Inconsistent hands and was just an adequate tackler. Special player.
Top round selection
||very talented, highly athletic
DC with exceent speed and man off cover skills. Physical press corner
(aggressive & quick with his hands). Compact pedal with quick feet (no
wasted movement or steps). Was physical & effective in run support.
Competes extremely hard. Return skills only add to his pedigree. Was
slightly disappointed in his ball skills, but this player has the skills
to start quickly at the pro level. Round # 1
||Tennessee State U
||First impressed me with his
Penn relays effort in 2007. Is a great looking athlete with speed to
burn. Didn't think early on he was very physical or tough, but improved
greatly over the season. Gets people on the ground, but wasn't a drive
through, wrap up tackler. Pedal and turns were smooth and I felt he
could flip his hips and go. Like his plant and drive and showed good
ball skills. Was impressed with Senior Bowl efforts. Late 1st or top of
the 2nd consideration.
||I really liked what I saw with
this player. Is strong, athletic and played physical. Big hitter and a
secured well as a tackler. Has the size and speed to match up on the
outside vs a speed receiver. Can play off man effectively and was
impressive when rerouting receivers on press coverage. Appears to have
playing smarts and savvy. Had some opportunities to make plays on the
ball, but his ball skills appeared somewhat questionable. Late 1st top
of the 2nd
||Talented shutdown corner with
a world of ability. Like his size, zone awareness and ball skill. Is
field fast, has excellent feet, plant and drive skills, with rare ball
awareness. Sorts it out very quickly, has wideout hands and has
outstanding match up possibilities on the outside. Good but not an
exceptional tackler. Has some off the field concerns, but this is the
real deal. Mid to late first, top of the second draft potnetial.
||A raw prospect with very good
athletic ability & a rare combination of speed & acceleration. Was very
inconsistent in his play in 2007. Can do all of the things you want
physically, but lacks playing instincts / concentration. Man cover were
were uneven. Better press then off corner. Questionable zone
awareness.Adequate tackler (gets them off their feet). Lined up at WR in
07, but is just a take off guy. Rare talent, but buyer beware. Round 2
||Has very impressive cover
skills (man to man and in zone) Very impressive athlete. (feet, hips,
balance abd quickness) Showed easy acceleration. Can mirror and cover
the double move. Marginal run support guy. Gives an effort, but
struggled to get off blocks and get to the ball carrier. Little guy who
looked like the proto type nickel back. Has late 2nd to solid 3rd round
||A good college football player
with impressive ball skills and play making ability. Has outstanding
size and a lot of playing savvy, but also has a high center (leggy) and
doesn't have top speed to play over the top or the burst to close on the
underneath throws. I also didn't think he was particularly tough or
physical (marginal grab tackler) Possible FS project. More then dequate
punt return skills and potential. Draft consideration round 2 to the top
of the third.
||Has size, experience and
Athletic ability. I felt he was effective underneath cover corner (good
balance points and plant and drive skills) Has good hands (wide catching
radius), long arms and was a more then adequate wrap up tackler. Only
negitives appeared to be his top speed and his ability to play the ball
down the field. Didn't think that he positioned himself or reacted to
the ball in flight. Experienced and consistent but just not a
racehorse. Late 2 to mid 3rd.
||Unranked player coming into
his senior season who has made great strides as a player. Has excellent
size, runs extremely well (can match up against the race horses in the
league), but needs a great deal of work on his position skills. Felt he
played tall and was somewhat stiff in his hips. Not a tough guy and has
very poor ball skills. Is going to be drafted sooner then my grade would
indicate, but is not near ready to impact at the NFL level. Draft round
||Eastern Kentucky U
||Toledo transfer who has lined
up at both corner and safety. Also has run the sprints and track. Has
excellent size and speed to go along with excellent quickness and
excellent athletic ability. Equally impressive in press and when working
off. Showed explosive hips, quick feet, and the speed to match up with
speed receivers. Just didn't see A-1 ball skills and play making
ability. Is not there yet, but has too much physical talent not to
play. Round # 3 to 4.
||Became the first IU CB to be
named first-team All-Big Ten since '89; Second in IU history with 16
interceptions, including six in 2007. Career-high 75 tackles as a
senior. Has a lot of speed and athletic ability, but is just not very
physical and or tough. A "you first" grab tackler. Had 6 picks, but I
still question his overall ball skills. Punt return skills is a real
plus. Late 3nd or top of the 4th round consideration.
||This is a solidly built player
with outstanding speed and easy acceleration. Gets from point A to point
B very quickly. Has good hips and showed the ability to plant and drive
on the ball underneath. Liked his foot quicks, balance points and
ability to turn and go when defending the deep ball. I didn't see
outstanding ball skills and zone play was Inconsistent. Returner skills
(punt) are a . Round 5 – 7 draft potential.
||Virginia Tech U
||This player has good feet and
is a fast twitch athlete short area player (quicker then fast). Worked
out of a compact pedal and kept good relationship with receivers in his
cushion.Has marginal speed, but compensated for this critical
shortcoming with excellent playing instincts, awareness, and
anticipation. Has impressive ball skills. More then held his own
defending the run. Is a good player, but is undersized and lacks the
pure speed to cover the race horses.
||Liked this players
aggressiveness, quickness in a limited area and toughness particularly
for a little man. Has quick feet, man cover skills and showed the
ability to plant and close to the ball. On the negative side is
undersized and likely to be limited to a sub package special teams role.
Dangerous kick returner. Was injured for much ot the 07 season and this
is an area where their may be future concerns. Is undersized, but you
can't find enough cover corners.
||Good player with impressive
press corner skills. Suffered a serious ACL injury to his right knee in
pre-Combine training which may well affect his value and draft standing.
Is a fluid athlete with quick feet. He gets an excellent break, but
made few plays on the football (1 int. in 07). Very physical in press
coverage. Involved in an off the field incident in Illinois that will be
scrutinized by the pro clubs. Top two round selection (big upside) if
all the pieces fit.
||Experienced hand with position
skills, awareness and size. Just doesn't have the type of speed you
look for out on an island. Best suited to play in a cover 2 scheme. Has
adequate ball skills. Good tackler (particularly for the position). Has
a duel chance to play on a wing or on the inside. A good football
player, but if you struggle with speed, they (OC's) within the NFL will
find you. Mid round (3 - 4) consideration.
||Doesn't play as fast as timed
speed. Does have quick feet and short area quickness. A lot of bail
technique,which leads me to believe that he would be best suited to play
in a cover 2 scheme or move inside to the safety position. Showed a
tendency to bite on double moves and was late to turn and go (lets
receiver close cushion far too quickly). Has second day (4th to 5th)
||Has all physical numbers you
look for in a wing, but I was disappointing in his play. Lacks the
feet, hips and man cover skills for a corner & was neither tough or
physical enough to play effectively inside. A marginal tackler in my
estimation. In fairness to the player may be playing DC due to team
needs rather then where he best fits into a scheme. Adequate hands and
may be best suited to line up as a FS. Late round consideration
||South Florida U
||Experienced four year
regular. Liked his foot quicks, body control and I felt his hands were
outstanding for the position. The problem that I see with this player
is that he does not have top speed for the position and is short in
stature. Marginal strength and overall effectiveness in press coverage.
Was marginal in run support (marginal wrap up tackler who missed too
frequently). A nickel back and back up corner. 6th to 7th draft
||Athletic corner with size,
speed and match up potential on the outside, but has not recovered from
a knee reconstruction sustained during in 2006. Struggled with
direction chance and was inconsistent with his plant and drive. Just
wouldn't or couldn't pull the trigger. Late to fill the ally. Came back
too fast and did not play with confidence. Might take a late round
flyer on this player, but the thought that he might well be two year's
away from contributing.
||Smooth athletic cover two
corner prospect with good feet, balance points and pedal. Has good
speed, but I didn't see the suddenness that is necessary to cover speed
on the outside. Let receiver close the cushion too quickly & was late to
turn. Has man cover skills, but I didn't think he showed much in the way
of ball skills. Not a very physical player. See him as a sub package
corner and special teams contributor. Round 5 - 6..
||San Jose St
||Impressive looking physically
with good hips and feet. Has ball skills and good hands, but the big
problem that I see with this player is he really can't run and will have
a difficult time in man coverage. Gets people on the ground, but I
wouldn't consider him a tenacious hitter. Will need to play in a cover
two scheme or move inside if he is to have any real chance of playing.
||This is an undersized, but
talented corner with adequate speed and very good quickness. I liked
his feet, quick hips and the way he competed in all games viewed. Is a
more then adequate tackler who will stick his face in there. Makes
plays. Is not really as big nor fast enough, but I loved his playing
charactor. Has physical limitations, but I liked his overall game. Has
sub package playing potential . 7th or priority free agent
||Tweener. Smart and
experienced. Has played both safety and corner. Good work ethic,
impressive physical skills, can fly, but has limitations. A straight
line guy, who had problems with direction change. Cover two corner
potential. Has the size and speed you want outside, but the lack of COD
concerns me. Long strider. More of a hitter then he was a wrap up
tackler. Good teams potential. Late round (6-7) draft potential.
||Little guy who does not play
near as fast as his (07) spring speed. Best when he can keep things in
front of him. Trouble down the field (deep) or when the field shortens
(red zone). Marginal burst to close or to turn and go. Does have very
good ball skills, is smart, and showed good zone awareness. Falls off
too many tackles. Best suited to play in nickel and dime package. A poor
man's Dre Bly (without the speed). Has 5th to 7th round draft
||Burst on to the scene early
(true freshman), but has not made significant progress since that time.
Has size and speed to cover and react to throws down the field. Fluid
in his turns. while also showing the hands and feet to play effectively
in press coverage. Somewhat disappointing in his ball skills. Non
factor within the run game. Below average tackler. Nickel potential.
Seventh round or PFA.
||Tough little cover corner with
good feet, a compact pedal and the ability to turn and go. Showed quick
hips and can stick his foot in the ground and close on the ball
underneath. Is a little man, but was physical defending the run. Lack
of length will limit him in match up situations, but this player doesn't
back down. Was fiesty and tough. Has strong sub package and kick off
return potential. Plays a good deal bigger then his numbers. Round 6 - 7
||Tough experienced combo guy
(corner and safety). Has size, but lacks the top end speed to
consistently get over the top in half coverage. Will struggle with the
race horses on the outside (didn't see the necessary burst).Said to play
his own game and doesn't always prepare for the job at hand. A cover two
corner prospect. Has played a lot of football in a big arena, but I just
think I have a feeling he will really struggle at the next level. Free