However, it really takes him a long time to regain his balance and drive on the football. His back foot consistently gets stuck in the mud when asked to drive on a play and lacks ideal click and close ability on plays in front of him. Doesn't generate a real burst for himself either when asked to get out of his breaks laterally and gives up a good bit of initial separation in man coverage. However, does display some natural fluidity and balance when asked to turn and run down the field. Lacks elite straight-line speed, but doesn't waste much motion and is able to get back up to speed quickly.
Impression: Will be making the move to free safety this year, a position that betters his chances at the next level. However, he didn't look real instinctive on tape and his inability to quickly get out of his breaks and drive on the football will likely show up consistently this season when he's asked to play in the deep half."
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback who never elevated his game on the college level. Chases the action hard, gives effort, and is a reliable tackler. Displays a nice burst to the ball out of his plant. Consistently positions himself to make plays.
Negative: Does not show good route recognition in zone. Has only average speed.
Analysis: Eugene has shown flashes of ability throughout his college career yet never elevated his game or took hold of the starting position at LSU. He could make it as an inexpensive dime back in the NFL if he proves his worth on special teams."