Transitions well down the field, has the ability to run with receivers and is tough to gain separation from because of his "plus" straight-line speed. He has the ability to make up for a false step as well, and looks like a legit 4.4 guy. However, he's still a work in progress.
He struggles to maintain balance in press coverage, gets too overextended with his footwork, gets caught lunging into contact and hops laterally when trying to mirror. Can be out-physicaled, lose balance and fall off receivers.
Also, when running vertically down the field, he needs to do a better job getting his head around and locating the football. Fails to look and lean despite putting himself in position, giving up a lot of completions because he fails to locate the throw.
Isn't real balanced in off coverage either, as he gets high in his drop, has a tendency to prematurely open up his hips and struggles to re-gain balance. Consistently is forced to catch himself before changing directions.
He lacks great natural instincts as well and doesn't feel routes develop around him in zone. Is a solid tackler for his size, exhibiting some natural pop into contact. He'll throw his body around and is a willing tackler who will take proper angles in pursuit.
Impression: Possesses natural fluidity and straight-line speed, but is more athlete than corner at this stage. More of a speed free agent only."
Has fringe-average speed and limited twitch and needs to get stronger.
Lacks ideal measurables but could be effective in a cover-2 scheme."
Physical tackler had 70 tackles in each of the past couple of seasons; has sub-4.45 speed and the fluid hips to turn and run with top receivers; also reads the field well, has good change of direction skills and breaks crisply on the ball when coming out of zone coverage;
Doesn’t have the longest arms, though, and has limited ball skills, although he did pick off 4 passes in 2009, but had none last fall when opposing teams tended to avoid his area; could also get a little stronger to improve jam at the line of scrimmage."