Struggles to quickly change directions, wastes motion recollecting his feet out of his breaks and doesn't exhibit much of a closing burst on the football. Does a better job in the deep half wasting less motion and stays more compact with his footwork.
However, is still upright and doesn't generate anywhere near the burst to close quickly on the football. Doesn't have the range to get over the deep half in center field. However, does exhibit "plus" instincts.
Reads and reacts quickly, gets early jumps on the football and puts himself around the receiver, but always has to play man instead of ball because of lacking range.
Is at his best vs. the run game. Read his run/pass keys quickly and does a nice job closing on the action. His range in pursuit is limited. However, he's a solid wrap-up tackler who breaks down well both in space and inside and will get his man to the ground.
Isn't afraid to throw his body around and for an under sized safety showcases some natural power taking on lineman inside and holding his own. Will launch himself at ball carriers at times and has a tendency to whiff into contact, much more effective as a wrap up guy.
Impression: An instinctive, try hard kid who can tackle. However is too stiff to play in space at the next level and make plays on the football."
Not all that big, but is solidly built with a thick lower body; also has good strength and is a hard hitter; smart player who reads the field well; also has good speed, quickness and agility for a strong safety;
Can be outmatched physically by bigger TEs at times, but can stay with most slot WRs in man coverage; has good hands and picked off 5 passes last fall, while posting 60 tackles."