Doesn't generate much of a burst for himself when asked to click and close on the throw and consistently allows significant separation initially in man coverage. Isn't real effective in the center field type role either, as he lacks the type of range to consistently make plays sideline-to-sideline even at the college level.
Displays a willingness to come downhill and tackle inside the box and does an above-average job diagnosing his run keys. However, has a tendency to see his angles outpaced in pursuit and isn't a real impressive open field tackler, as he consistently ends up grasping at air in space.
Impression: A well-built kid with some natural fluidity and balance in coverage, but his lacking a first step and overall range will keep him from ever being an effective safety in the NFL."