He really struggles with his balance into contact, gets upright, struggles to keep his footing and too often can be shoved off the route by receivers while losing his footing.
Doesn't do a great job extending the proper hand into contact. He can re-route once he gets his hands on a receiver, but then struggles to drive on throws at him because he's usually upright attempting to re-gain his footing or breakdown. The same shows up in off coverage, even when he sits on a route under him.
Too often, he needs to chop and double tap his back foot in order to get out of his breaks. He doesn't look real natural sitting into his drop, and tends to double over at the waist getting leggy because of it.
Exhibits good fluidity in the hips when asked to turn and run. Opens up the gate cleanly, possesses good straight-line speed for his size and can turn and run with receivers vertically with ease. However, he again struggles to balance himself quickly when looking to high point the football, as he tends to drift from the action.
Lacks a great feel in zone coverage as well, he too often is keyed into the backfield, but doesn't feel receivers running across his face. Either he doesn't see the receivers or doesn't get his hands on them, allowing them to run with ease through his zone and pluck the football.
Is a decent tackler, he doesn't have a ton of fight to him when trying to shed blocks, but his size and length allows him to drag down ball carriers on contact in tighter areas.
Impression: Possesses good size and overall straight-line speed, but isn't a real balance/coordinated corner. Seems like a guy who will always struggle to make plays on the football because of it. A size/speed fee agent to me."
Was deployed in a lot of man coverage at ND and has the skills to shadow in short area or turn and run vertical.
However, is not an explosive athlete (limited twitch is exposed in the slot) or a productive playmaker and would be best in a predominantly zone scheme where his tackling ability would be an asset."