He is a player that understands what it takes to get his job done. He is effective in coverage because in man he can line up across his man, flip his hips, and mirror his body with the receiver. His lateral movement allows him to move across the field with ease as he trails their hips. His initial quickness in small space allows him to control his area in zone coverage. It also helps him in run support or when sent on well-timed blitzes. He has great tackling form and rarely misses a tackle.
He isn't the most athletic safety so he could be dependent on which scheme he is drafted for. He does struggle with the deep ball as he can struggle keeping his speed up the longer that routes continue to stretch. He isn't much of a playmaker as he looks to make sure he is going to make the tackle over attempting to get in a passing lane for a deflection or interception. I do have my worries that the next level speed could be too much if he gets lost in space too much. He needs to be used to his abilities.
2018: Hip (Missed Rose Bowl)
2018: Utah, Arizona St., Auburn, Colorado
Rapp has the potential to be a starter at the next level because of his instincts and ability to help control small spaces on the field. He can play press or off man coverage, he does a great job at flipping his hips or moving his body laterally so he can mimic the route his man is running. In zone he uses his speed to his advantage as he can explode in the direction, he wants to go make a tackle. His tackling is impressive as he will break down, gets wide, explodes his body through the ball carrier to wrap them up and bring them to the ground. He rarely gives up any broken tackles and can be depended on to bring the runner down in the open field. I do believe he could be scheme dependent as he is more effective in the box over playing deep as a safety. A team that drafts him should be looking for a safety that can help in run support, be sent on blitzes, man coverage, and short to intermediate zone coverages. As a rookie, he can come in and fill that role on a defense. He is a get the job done type of a player. He will go out and do what it takes to help his team win. He doesn't have a high ceiling as a player but if he can continue to develop and finds the right fit then by his third season, he could be a Pro Bowler. He can be a long-term solution for a team's secondary and a key leader for their defensive unit.
Very quick in small space and does a great job at moving his body laterally around the field. He does a good job at getting under blocker's pads and keeping his balance to fight them off. He does lose his speed the deeper routes go which allows separation to occur on him. He has the ability to fly up the field to fill gaps or disrupt plays. Excels in the box with it. He keeps his balance and showed he can use pass rush moves to get after the quarterback.