Isn't a thumper, but showcases the ability to quickly close down the line, wrap and bring the ball carrier down at full speed. However, a times takes some bad angles and wasn't nearly as consistent as a tackler in 2011 as he was in 2010.
Is a former high school cornerback with some natural coverage skills. Gets a bit upright in his drop at times, but is clean with his footwork when asked to click and close. Sinks his hips well and has the flexibility to stay low, keep his feet under him but doesn't generate a ton of burst out of his breaks.
Displays good patience in his drop in man coverage, gets a bit leggy when asked to turn and run, but does a nice job keeping his base down and collecting himself quickly in order to track the football vertically.
Possesses average range in space, closes well sideline-to-sideline, but looks a bit tight when asked to open hips hips and generate explosion sideline to sideline. Demonstrates natural ball skills and knows how to play the throw in coverage. Exhibits a decent feel in coverage at this stage, but isn't a consistent ball hawk.
Missed the final portion of the 2010 season with a leg injury and his medical coming back will be key.
Impression: He can tackle in the box and in space, despite being a bit inconsistent at times. Displays some natural coverage ability and looks capable of maturing into tweener starter/nickel safety at the next level."
Has man-cover limitations and needs to become a stronger, more consistent tackler — does not always arrive under control to break down.
Is solidly built, but has a cornerback's frame and needs to continue getting stronger.
Is well respected by teammates and coaches and has the makeup to compete for a backup job."
Not all that instinctive, though, as well as being a little stiff; was recruited as a star CB out of high school, but has yet to make many plays when the ball is in the air;
Smart, experienced player though who has good leadership intangibles; had 44 tackles and 5 pass break-ups in 2010 before missing the last four games of the season with a foot injury."