Impressive run stopper. Will for sure contribute in the NFL level. Great tackling skills, very high motor. Displayed a knack for pursuit. High energy guy who seemed to be very respected by teammates. Highly aggressive at the POA.
Coverage. Looks lost in a zone coverage, not laterally quick enough for Man to Man at the NFL level, never showed a knack for getting good reads on a QBs throws, which will get him roasted in the NFL. Not a superior athlete which is almost needed at the NFL level. Doesn’t cover the width of the field as the high safety very effectively.
Most likely a day 3 pick. His superior run stopping ability will allow him to carve out a role in the NFL. He projects as a Box Safety, or on 3rd and short/running situations with his aggressiveness. He could easily become a special teams superstar with his hustle and ability to put anybody on the ground. A good comparison for him would be Laron Landry, minus the steroids and personal foul issues. He will be a good rotational player in the NFL if he lands in the right system.
For a safety not an exceptional athlete, needs to take a correct angle to avoid being out of position and compromising for his athleticism. Not a very fluid mover. Prefers to go through you not around you. Struggles in a deep zone. Needs cushion to not get burnt. Blows people up, no fear at the Point of Attack. Does not go left and right very well.
Big Play Ability
Very very physical, best lined up on TEs or big WRs. Struggles on slot receivers he can’t get physical with, players like TY Hilton would burn him. Looked lost very frequently, tendency to leave his zone to chase a WR. Physicality is not something he lacks. Speedier WR will dominate him here, does not have much East/West ability, Slants and Ins/Outs will dominate him.