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2013 Draft Prospect Notes: Defensive Backs

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, we offer their notes on the defensive backs.

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The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes on the defensive backs.

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CORNERBACKS
RankPlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40Com
1Dee MillinerAlabama6-02014.474.35
Notes: [Andy Hart] Doesn't play to 40 time. Too many guys get by him. Not an elite athlete. Receovers well and makes plays on ball. [Erik Scalavino] Best of the bunch. Great size, good coverage technique. Could tackle better. [Paul Perillo*] Physical LCB; Fights for ball downfield; A little sloppy with technique at times; Sits in zones as well.

2Desmond TrufantWashington6-01904.494.38Notes: [Andy Hart] Good size. Blitzes and tackles. Plays off. High points the ball. Aggressive style. [Erik Scalavino] Very athletic; fights for the ball. Not the best tackler, however. [Paul Perillo] Fast and athletic; Finds ball; Displays tight coverage; Fights with ball in air; Very aggressive; Average hands.

3Xavier RhodesFlorida State6-12174.54Notes:* [Andy Hart] Good size. Stiff through the hips. Very phsyical, will draw flags in the NFL. [Erik Scalavino] Big and strong. Kind of Talib-like. Being a former WR helps his coverage. [Paul Perillo] Good size but perhaps too big; Good tackler; Good discipline; Move to safety in his future.

4D.J. HaydenHouston5-111914.424.42Notes: [Andy Hart] Nice break on ball. Good burst. Decent tackler [Paul Perillo] Athletic. Tight Coverage. Makes plays.

5Johnthan BanksMississippi State6-21854.524.59Notes: [Andy Hart] Not elite speed. Good ball skills. Goes and gets it. Good man ability. Tracks ball well and tackles. [Erik Scalavino] Smooth technique, yet plays aggressive at times. [Paul Perillo] Solid all around; Will get physical; Got beat at times but closes well; Very aggressive.

THE REST:PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40ComJordan PoyerOregon State6-01914.494.5Notes: [Andy Hart] Seems to have to recover a lot. Good breaks. Lot PDs. Playmaker. Blitzes. [Erik Scalavino] Slighter build than the others mentioned, but still a good athlete. Zone coverage experience a plus. [Paul Perillo] Aggressive blitzer; Athletic; A notch below the others in terms of coverage.

Jamar TaylorBoise State5-111924.47*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Excellent instincts and anticipation; Good hands; Solid on deep coverage; Solid prospect.

Darius SlayMississippi State6-11904.53*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Very athletic. Inexperienced vs top competition as a JUCO transfer. [Paul Perillo] Underrated because of Banks but solid; Tight coverage; Physical; Makes plays.

Tyrann MathieuLSU5-91784.54Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Terrific playmaker despite modest size; Seems destined for slot duty; Tough and physical.

Logan RyanRutgers6-01904.53Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] .McCourty's replacement at Rutgers. Could be a sleeper pick. [Paul Perillo] Tight coverage; Good hands; Good tackler; Physical and aggressive.

Will DavisUtah State5-111824.53*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Physical; Tight coverage downfield; Finds ball; Good hands; Breaks well.

David AmersonNorth Carolina State6-21944.59Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Inconsistent but talented; Trouble with crossing routes; Enigmatic.

Blidi Wreh-WilsonConnecticut6-11924.44*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Intriguing size. Could be an NFL project. [Paul Perillo] Great size and positioning; Excellent in deep coverage and on crosses; Not afraid to hit.

Robert AlfordSoutheast Louisiana5-101864.43*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

B.W. WebbWilliam & Mary5-101834.45*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Very interesting prospect. Small-school sleeper. [Paul Perillo] Very athletic; Great instincts; Excellent punt returner; Aggressive; Lots to like.

Leon McFaddenSan Diego State5-101934.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Tharold SimonLSU6-21934.53Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Raw talent. Over-aggressive at times. Needs to tackle better. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dwayne GratzConnecticut5-112004.46*Notes:* [Andy Hart] Insert Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Insert Comments. [Paul Perillo] Jumps out routes; Willing tackler; Good size; Not bad.

Nickell RobeyUSC5-81684.42Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Very active around line of scrimmage; Mobile; Very physical; Tight coverage.

Adrian BushellLouisville5-111874.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Brandon McGeeMiami5-111954.52*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Marc AnthonyCalifornia5-111914.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Cuts under receivers while breaking on ball; Not physical tackler; Nice instincts playing zone; Aggressive.

Sanders CommingsGeorgia6-02234.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Micah HydeIowa6-01964.53*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Terry HawthorneIllinois6-01944.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Johnny AdamsMichigan State5-111784.52*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Terrence BrownStanford6-01824.52Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Steve WilliamsCalifornia5-101854.39Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good tackler but opts to go for ankles at times; Excellent ball skills; Late-round option.

Branden SmithGeorgia5-101684.43*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Demontre HurstOklahoma5-92004.46*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Josh JohnsonPurdue5-101994.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Rod SweetingGeorgia Tech5-111824.47*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Travis HowardOhio State6-01984.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Kahlid WootenNevada5-112114.45*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Ryan LacyUtah5-91864.47*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Nigel MaloneKansas State5-91784.52*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Brodrick BrownOklahoma State5-81834.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Devin SmithWisconsin5-111864.53*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dustin HarrisTexas A&M6-01754.50*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jerrell GavinsBoise State5-81704.45*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Mike EdwardsHawaii5-101804.49Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dax SwansonSam Houston State5-111924.56*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Moe LeeUtah6-11914.51*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Demetrius McCrayAppalachian State6-11854.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Aaron HesterUCLA6-12034.56*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

FREE SAFETYRankPlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40Com1Kenny VaccaroTexas6-12184.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Excellent size, speed, instincts. [Paul Perillo] Tight coverage; Physical; Nice fight for ball; Pursues well; Big hitter.

2Eric ReidLSU6-22124.59Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Hard hitter. Very quick to react, but sometimes overpursues as a result. [Paul Perillo] Terrific all around safety; Very fast and physical; Impact player.

3Phillip ThomasFresno State6-12104.57*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Great size, instincts. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

4Bacarri RamboGeorgia6-12154.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Reads QBs eyes well; not the best tackler, but always there in coverage. [Paul Perillo] Good instincts; Tries to bait QB at times; Solid in coverage.

5D.J. SwearingerSouth Carolina5-112104.56*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Very physical; Good in deep coverage; Athletic; Can play near line as well as deep zones.

THE REST:PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40ComT.J. McDonaldUSC6-22114.52*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Decent size; Likes to work near line of scrimmage; Blitzes well; Big hitter.

Josh EvansFlorida6-12054.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Nice closing speed on blitz; Good pursuit; Solid tackler; Aggressive all around.

Tony JeffersonOklahoma5-112124.53Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Wrap-up tackler; Comfortable playing center fielld; Big hitter; Nice range/ballskills.

Rashard HallClemson6-12134.52*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Comfortable playing deep CF; Good tackler; Good range; Solid.

Zeke MottaNotre Dame6-22154.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Bradley McDougaldKansas6-02084.5*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Brandan BishopNorth Carolina State6-12064.62*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Rontez MilesCalifornia (PA)6-01974.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Daimion StaffordNebraska6-12054.57*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Kemal IshmaelCentral Florida5-112124.64*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

John BoyettOregon5-102054.64*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jakar HamiltonSouth Carolina State5-111964.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Duron HarmonRutgers6-01984.59*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Darren ThellenMassachusetts6-22074.65*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

STRONG SAFETYRankPlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40Com1Matt ElamFlorida5-102024.53Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Can play in the box or drop in coverage. Somewhat undersized, though. [Paul Perillo] Aggressive around line of scrimmage; Late on occasional deep help.

2Jonathan CyprienFlorida International6-02094.56*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

3Shawn WilliamsGeorgia6-02114.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Decent both near the line, but can get beaten dropping in coverage [Paul Perillo] Versatile; Physical; Decent in coverage.

4Shamarko ThomasSyracuse5-92174.39*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good tackler; Physical; Can play coming off the edge; Solid second-day safety.

5J.J. WilcoxGeorgia Southern5-112144,54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Athletic; Good stick; Fast; Ability to return kicks; Physical for size.

THE REST:PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.40ComRobert LesterAlabama6-12124.63*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Loves to play near the line; Physical; Good range; Breaks on ball.

Duke WilliamsNevada5-112014.46*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Earl WolffNorth Carolina State5-112064.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Cooper TaylorRichmond6-42294.57*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good size; Big hitter; Run support; Likes to blitz.

Jawanza StarlingUSC6-12024.53*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good hands; Solid tackler; Finds the ball; Active.

Ray Ray ArmstrongMiami6-32274.62*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Don JonesArkansas State5-111964.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Alonzo TweedyVirginia Tech6-11954.49*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jahleel AddaeCentral Michigan5-102004.54*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Keelan JohnsonArizona State5-112114.58*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Dominick LeGrandeMarshall6-22134.65*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Drew FreyCincinnati6-22024.58*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Jamoris SlaughterNotre Dame6-02004.57*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

Markell RiceAmerican International5-112044.57*Notes:* [Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

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