Displays good anticipation skills when asked to feel routes develop around him. Gets early jumps on the throw, adjusts well to the play and can come down with the interception. Snaps his head around quickly vertically down the field and uses his length well to get his hands on the football.
However, needs to do a better job getting his feet under him and attacking the throw at its highest point. Is a bit tight hipped which shows up routinely in man coverage. Uses his length well to be physical down the field, but struggles to quickly breakdown and change directions out of his breaks. Gives up his fair share of separation even in tight areas.
Is at his best in zone where he can use his anticipation skills to get early jumps on the throw, allowing him to play faster than he is at times.
Possesses only average straight-line speed for his size however, doesn't reach top end speed quickly vertically down the field. Has a tough time turning and running with faster receivers in man coverage and will allow completions behind him.
Despite his size isn't the most physically impressive of tacklers. Will stick his head in and is willing, but too often gets caught not squaring up ball carriers on the outside and whiffing into contact. Would like to see him play bigger.
Impression: A tall, long corner who can be physical off the line and displays a good feel in zone coverage. Looks like a cover two guy only who will struggle when asked to turn and run vs. faster NFL receivers. But he has the size to tackle, plays the ball well and looks like a reserve type corner who needs to play on the outside in order to be effective."
Has good feet and balance and is zone-aware with sound read-and-react skills.
However, speed is just adequate, shows tightness in his hips and is inconsistent vs. the run - loses contain and isn't a physical tackler.
Could be viewed as a safety and has worrisome tweener traits."
Has good size with a thick body and is very aggressive coming up in run support and is also an excellent tackler in the open field; had 75 tackles last fall including 2.5 for loss;
Also effective jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage, but is somewhat stiff for a corner and lacks elite speed and quickess; has good hands though and picked off three passes last fall while breaking up 4 others; son of Jets’ RB coach Anthony Lynn."