Cedric Griffin Analysis

Get the predraft analysis on Vikings second-round defensive back Cedric Griffin.

Full Name: Cedric Griffin School: Texas Pos: CB

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 199 40: 4.57 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter used at both corner and safety. All-Conference selection as a senior after 86 tackles and 15 pass defenses. Junior numbers included 68/2/6. Outstanding special-teams player throughout college.

Pos: Physical cornerback with good upside potential. Jams opponents at the line, fluid turning his hips and easily runs downfield with receivers. Quickly breaks to the throw, has a burst of closing speed as well as a hard-hitting style. Active in run defense, attacks opponents and shakes the ball loose with jarring hits.

Neg: Mentally hesitant, slow locating the ball and gives up receptions when he should not. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.

Analysis: A terrific athlete with good upside, Griffin could start at the next level in the proper system. Best in a zone system or press coverage.


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