However, isn’t a real consistent open field tackler and will struggle to bring down backs in space and doesn’t take the best of angles in pursuit in any areas of the game. Plays out of control at times and will whiff on his fair share of tackles.
Isn’t as instinctive as you would like at the free safety position. Gets caught with his eyes in the backfield, will bite on play fakes and take himself out of plays. However, displays natural movement skills. Sits into his drop well, keeps his feet under him and looks balanced out of his breaks.
Generates a burst when asked to click and close on throws in front of him and displays the ball skills/coordination to adjust and come down with the grab. Runs well for the position in the secondary, plays fast and has good enough speed to play in the deep half. Gets a bit upright and leggy when asked to turn and run in man coverage. However, does well in off, staying patient in his drop, reading the route and calmly opening up his hips and redirecting.
Impression: An NFL-caliber athlete, but struggles with instincts at times and isn’t a real consistent tackler. Nothing more than a later round pick because of it at this stage."
Finesse temperament and ordinary athletic ability and explosion will turn teams off."
Attacks the ball, but will take bad angles at times and whiff going for the big hit especially in space; also not always that instinctive and can struggle to get through the traffic and find the ball; has good speed and range for a safety with a projected 40 clocking close to 4.5 seconds;
Former option QB in high school has good hands and picked off 7 passes over the past couple of seasons; will bite on play-fakes, but has a burst coming out of his back peddle and closes quickly on the ball; has enough speed to play man coverage, but is a little stiff in the hips and is not that agile when forced to turn and run."