Weight: 185 lbs
Injury History: 2018: Undisclosed (Wore red-non contact jersey- No Missed Time) No Major Injury History
Games Evaluated: 2018: Alabama, Miami, Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M
Scout: Cody Manning
He is very agile in open space, uses his quickness to close space on the ball, can plant foot and go.
He keeps a nice low base in his back peddle which allows him to make a play on the ball or flip his hips.
Deep Speed: 8.65
He has the ability to keep up with the majority of deep threats, can make up for lost space with speed.
He explodes out of his back peddle when he reacts to the throw to make the attempt for the deflection.
He does an amazing job at reading the receivers body so he can mimic their moves to trail their hips.
Coverage Ability: 8.02
Man Press: 7.85
He does a great job at using his long arms to jab and lock onto the receiver's shoulders to slow the release.
Man Off: 7.85
His speed allows him to make up space so he reacts well which allows him to recover to make the play.
He understands his assignment and keeps his head moving to find any receiver entering his territory.
Hand Fighting: 7.75
He keeps his hands fighting for leverage as much as he can. It could draw penalties at the next level.
Hips/Turn Ability: 8.50
He can flips his hips with ease and can time it so he does lose separation against the receiver.
Play Making: 8.00
Closing Quickness: 8.00
He is so fast that he can make up a lot of space in a second. He cut and react quickly to make a play.
Ball skills: 8.25
He does an amazing job at tracking the ball and will even continue to fight to knock it out of their hands.
Route/play Diagnosis: 7.75
He is very fluid in man coverage but showed at times when he would get confused during cross routes.
Run Support: 6.83
Quickness Upfield: 8.00
He uses his speed to his advantage to get around blocks to attempt to tackle the runner. Only advantage.
Fight Through Blocks: 6.50
If he locks on he can shed blocks but he struggles with stronger receivers and lineman pummel him.
He is not much of a hitter, typically will go low, won't break down and doesn't wrap up. Needs work.
He will fight in coverage but he lacks effort in run support. He will lay off on opportunities to lay a hit.
24 games, 71 total tackles (49 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 8 interceptions, 19 pass deflections.
He just doesn't give a consistent effort when he isn't involved on plays outside of his coverage.
He reads quarterbacks pretty well which allows him to react quick enough to make a play on the ball.
He appears to understand his assignments, understands most route concepts and what to expect.
He celebrates with his teammates, communicates well, but just has moments where he lays of hits.
He has All-Pro potential with his coverage skills. He uses his athleticism to his advantage in all aspects in the pass game. He is great in man because he has the length to jam the receiver at the line of scrimmage, can flips his hips with ease to run with them, does an amazing job at trailing their hips so he can make a play on the ball. In zone coverage he does a good job at controlling his space, he keeps his head moving so he can cover whoever enters his territory, his initial quickness allows him to make up space, so he can close on a pass deflection or interception. He is a fighter in coverage, doesn't make it easy, and uses the boundary to his advantage.
I have my worries with his lack of effort during certain situations on the field. He has opportunities to come in and make a pop on the runner but will just lay off if his teammate is already making the tackle. Against Alabama, he had a play where he gave up a reception and didn't use his speed to close on the tackle because his teammates where closer at the time. Plays like that make me wonder if he is looking out for himself over the team. He needs a lot of work on his tackling and could be a liability in a defensive scheme that requires him to be a big part against stopping the run.
He can come in and be a team's starting corner from day one. He has elite athleticism which allows him to cover the deep threats that dominate in today's game. He can play man and zone coverage. He can stick with most receivers at the next level, but he can struggle with stronger, bigger body typed players. He won't do much in run support, he can get blocked easily, and his speed is his only advantage, so he can go around blocks to make the tackle. He doesn't look to make hits, he goes low without breaking down or attempting to wrap up the runner. I do have my concerns with the lack of effort on certain plays but that could be addressed by teams during the interview process. If a team is looking for a corner that has one of the best coverage skillsets but doesn't ask for much in run support out of their corners in their defensive scheme, then he would fit that mold. He is a fighter in pass coverage, keeps his hands fighting during press coverage, uses his length to his advantage, and he keeps fighting until the end of the play. Sometimes he can be too hands on which could result in penalties at the next level. During his rookie season he should be able to be placed in the lineup and be someone the team can rely upon on Sundays. As a rookie he may have his mistakes and give up some plays, but his skills will allow him to grow as the season goes on. If he is drafted into the right system that suits his talents and he can continue to show growth as a player, then he could compete to be one of the best corners in the league by his third season. He will be entering the league at the age of 21 so he has so much potential ahead of him if the coaches can tap into his talent.