He has played in the slot in nickel looks a lot in his career, which will help him early on in his NFL voyage as younger corners are often called upon to fill this void in defenses. He gets the most out of his athletic ability by being a smart player who takes good angles on the ball.
This can get him in trouble at times, but he is good for the most part when reacting to the quarterback and breaking on the ball. Frederick is a solid, good-base athlete who plays that way on the edge when supporting the run.
Although he is slightly undersized, he likes to throw his entire body around and won't just stick on blocks, which is the knock on some undersized corners.
He is a bit undersized and struggles on the line against bigger receivers. He is inconsistent and almost bashful when playing man, and one can tell that he is unsure of his speed when running with a receiver down field."
Too often looks to be playing from behind and lacks ideal balance from a trail technique. Doesn’t breakdown well and/or re-direct out of his breaks when trying to make up for false steps. Isn’t a real physical presence in press coverage either and again really struggles with his balance when asked to turn and run.
Too often drifts downfield when trying to collect himself and high point the ball. Lacks ideal body control too often will turn his back to the play in order to collect himself and regain footing, giving up far too much separation in the process.
Impression: Lacks ideal balance/footwork in all areas of the game and displays only average play speed because of it. Doesn’t look like an NFL corner."
Eyes and instincts are off and gets caught peeking in the backfield. Average anticipation and closing burst.
Reacts to the run, but functional strength is limited and is an inconsistent tackler.
Has experience as a "gunner" and takes a professional approach to the game."
Not all that big, but has the toughness to match-up physically with opposing receivers;
Lacks sprinter speed, but is quick with fluid hips and can turn and run; also breaks well on balls in front of him."