When he does try to extend his arms/hands and re-route off the line, he consistently shoots with the wrong hand and gets stroked initially, forcing him to play from behind. Has a tendency to open up the gate prematurely vs. the three-step game as well and routinely takes an additional step in order to regain balance out of his breaks. Exhibits some natural fluidity in his hips when asked to turn and run.
Uses his length well to stay in the receivers back pocket with a subtle arm bar and can be physical down the field. However, isn’t real sudden/balanced out of his breaks. Plays high, more of a strider who rounds off his angles and isn’t real sharp or sudden when asked to drive on the throw. Uses his length well to wrap after completions and is a consistent tackler on the outside.
Isn’t a real instinctive defensive back and lacks a great feel for the game. Makes some bad decisions coming off his man in order to prematurely jump routes and typically guesses wrong. Lacks a great feel in zone coverage as well. Gets caught with his eyes in the backfield and looking into routes in front of him.
Needs to do a better job getting more depth in cover two and playing his drop with more integrity. Will be making the move to safety in 2011. Has the straight-line speed, size and tackling ability to be successful. But, I just don’t see the instincts for him to consistently be able to read and react quickly enough from the deep half.
Impression: A solid size/speed athlete who I don’t think is real instinctive in any area of the game. Doesn’t play nearly as physical in press as his dimensions say he should and strikes me as a size/speed free agent."
Rangy player who isn’t very bulky, but is a very good tackler with 177 career stops to date; more a wrap-up guy though than a big hitter;
Can be physical in coverage, but lacks elite recovery speed and doesn’t have great hands."