Scouting Report: Dennis Weathersby

Four year starter awarded both All-Conference and All-Academic honors every season since he was a red-shirt freshman. Totaled 44 tackles with 1 interception and 12 pass defenses last year after 27/2/10 as a junior and 17/2/13 the prior year.

Name:  Dennis Weathersby  School:  Oregon St  Year:   5Sr

Ht:  6-0.5  Wt:  202  40:  4.40  Pos:  CB

Bio: Four year starter awarded both All-Conference and All-Academic honors every season since his red-shirt freshman campaign.  Totaled 44 tackles, 1 interception and 12 pass defenses last year after 27/2/10 as a junior and 17/2/13 the prior year.  Made several All-America lists throughout college.  Ran a pair of forty's under 4.4 at the combine.

Pos: Nice sized cornerback best in press coverage.  Big and strong, jams receivers off the snap of the ball and stalls their release from the line of scrimmage.  Fluid transitioning to run with opponents displaying solid footwork, possesses a nice move on the ball out- positions even large pass catchers.  Works well with the safety, quick recognizing plays or picking up his assignments.  Hard hitting at the point of attack.

Neg:  Squats on the pass, bites on receivers moves and occasionally caught out of position.  Not always focused or alert and blows assignments.  Slow turning back to the ball in the air and has a history of face guarding opponents.  Lacks the explosive plant and break on the throw which gives him difficulty with smaller, explosive opponents.  Lacks the great burst of closing speed.

 

Analysis: Struggles in any scheme other than man-to-man or press coverage.  Could ultimately move to safety though his lack of explosion would cause concern.

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