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Draft Prospect Notes: Defensive Backs


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Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
1
Patrick Peterson LSU 6-1 222 4.42
Notes:[Andy Hart] Great athlete and size. Not as fluid as some say at CB. Good ball skills. Elite returner. Won't be elite NFL corner. Maybe Cromartie?. [Erik Scalavino] Athletic playmaker on D and special teams. [Paul Perillo*] Tremendous athlete; Dynamic return man; Aggressive style; Questions about move to S.

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         **2**<br>
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         <td>**Prince Amukamara**</td>
         <td>**Nebraska**</td>
         <td>**6-0**</td>
         <td>**205**</td>
         <td>**4.49**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Man press build. Not afraid to tackle. [*Erik Scalavino*] . [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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         **3**<br>
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         <td>**Jimmy Smith**</td>
         <td>**Colorado**</td>
         <td>**6-2**</td>
         <td>**211**</td>
         <td>**4.42**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Good size. Athletic. Physical at line. Good speed. [*Erik Scalavino*] Decent recovery speed. [*Paul Perillo*] Tough and physical; Plays with an edge; Relies on speed too much.  
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         **4**<br>
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         <td>**Brandon Harris***</td>
         <td>**Miami**</td>
         <td>**5-9**</td>
         <td>**191**</td>
         <td>**4.46**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Good cover skills. Man guy. Doesn't cheat much. Not afraid to play run and hit a little. [*Erik Scalavino*] Celebrates too much on the field; not a great tackler. [*Paul Perillo*] Physical and aggressive; Athletic; Not the best tackler.  
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         **5**<br>
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         <td>**Aaron Williams***</td>
         <td>**Texas**</td>
         <td>**6-0**</td>
         <td>**204**</td>
         <td>**4.55**</td>
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         <td colspan="6">**Notes:**[*Andy Hart*] Doesn't play to size. Aggressive and raw PR. [*Erik Scalavino*] . [*Paul Perillo*] No Comments.  
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THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Davon House New Mexico State 6-0 200 4.44
Notes:[Andy Hart] Man press guy, some zone. Tight coverage. Pretty physical. NFL illegal contacts in his future. [Erik Scalavino] Very tight coverage guy; potential to blossom at next level. [Paul Perillo] Plays real tight in coverage; Good technique; Very aggressive; Solid.
Johnny Patrick Louisville 5-11 191 4.5
Notes:[Andy Hart] Three year starter. Projected as zone guy. Wrap-up tackler. [Erik Scalavino] solid tackler. [Paul Perillo] Willing tackler; Good athlete.
Brandon Burton Utah 6-0 190 4.5
Notes:[Andy Hart] More man than zone. Not great going up for ball. SPT worker. [Erik Scalavino] OK tackler; good instincts; tight cover guy; sound fundamentals; knack for big plays on D and ST. [Paul Perillo] Real thin; Plays aggressive and tight but not a physical tackler.
Curtis Brown Texas 6-0 185 4.42
Notes:[Andy Hart] High points ball. PR and SPT work, Athletic. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Impressive on tape; Good aggressive athlete.
Shareece Wright USC 5-11 185 4.41
Notes:[Andy Hart] Physical. Decent reactions. Tackles. Does little of everything.. [Erik Scalavino] Aggressive; nose for the ball versus both the pass and run. [Paul Perillo] Around the ball; Plays the run well.
Buster Skrine Tennessee-Chattanooga 5-9 184 4.37
Notes:[Andy Hart] 3 year starter. KR. High points ball. SPT gunner. Great speed. [Erik Scalavino] Punt returner and spec teams coverage ace. [Paul Perillo] Diamond in the rough; Potetential mid-round steal.
Curtis Marsh Utah State 6-0 197 4.42
Notes:[Andy Hart] Converted RB, only two years CB. Athlete. Lanky frame. Comes up to tackle. Doesn't always wrap. Developmental. [Erik Scalavino] Solid, but unspectacular. [Paul Perillo] Tough and physical; Short tape.
Jalil Brown Colorado 6-0 204 4.52
Notes:[Andy Hart] Overagressive. Athletic. Not afraid to hit. Cheap picks. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good hands; Good positioning; Nose for ball; Good size, physical.
Brandon Hogan West Virginia 5-10 192 4.43
Notes:[Andy Hart] PR. Athletic. Some off-field issues. [Erik Scalavino] Right-place-right-time kind of player; returns punts, too. [Paul Perillo] Good positioning; Cuts underneath receiver well; Breaks well on ball.
Ras-I Dowling Virginia 6-1 200 4.4
Notes:[Andy Hart] Injury issues. Former first-round type prospect. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State 5-11 190 4.49
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chris L. Rucker Michigan State 6-2 200 4.55
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Korey Lindsey Southern Illinois 5-10 182 4.52
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Rashad Carmichael Virginia Tech 5-10 192 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] Not elite FB speed. Not afraid to hit vs. run. Finishes plays. Seen as zone guy. [Erik Scalavino] Film study junkie; reads QB well; usually in good position; decent tackler. [Paul Perillo] Great speed; Good, tight coverage; Plays ball and willing tackler.
Richard Sherman Stanford 6-2 195 4.54
Notes:[Andy Hart] Former wide receiver. Athlete . Raw in coverage. Solid wrap-up tackler. Long arms. See's ball deep. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good hands; Good positioning; Nose for ball; Good size, physical.
Kendric Burney North Carolina 5-09 190 4.47
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mario Butler Georgia Tech 6-1 183 4.49
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] Poor tackler. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chris Culliver South Carolina 6-0 201 4.47
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Justin Rogers Richmond 5-11 183 4.48
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chykie Brown Texas 6-0 194 4.43
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] Good size, speed.
Devon Torrence Ohio State 6-0 200 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Anthony Gaitor Florida International 5-10 178 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Ryan Jones Northwest Missouri St. 5-11 195 4.42
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Jason Teague TCU 6-2 197 4.59
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Josh Thomas Buffalo 5-10 196 4.49
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Andrew McGee Oklahoma State 6-0 190 4.54
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Demarcus Van Dyke Miami 6-1 174 4.47
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Darrin Walls Notre Dame 6-0 188 4.47
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Vance Cuff Georgia 5-11 178 4.38
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo*] No Comments.


*FREE SAFETY*

Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
1
Quinton Carter Oklahoma 6-1 208 4.57
Notes:[Andy Hart] Played free and strong. Can get caught up or beat deep at times. Overagressive at times. Makes plays. [Erik Scalavino] Knack for creating turnovers. [Paul Perillo] Follows ball well; Physical; Stuffs the run; Plays with an edge.
2
Rahim Moore UCLA 6-1 196 4.5
Notes:[Andy Hart] Good FB speed. Quick and closes. Questions in open field tackling. OK in zone, but not man. [Erik Scalavino] Excels versus the run. [Paul Perillo] Good run support; Shaky in coverage.
3
Robert Sands West Virginia 6-4 217 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] Hitter. Aggressive. Not overly quick. Wraps up and high points ball well. [Erik Scalavino] Good awareness of the ball. [Paul Perillo] Shows good instincts; Good all around.
4
Marcus Gilchrist Clemson 5-10 195 4.45
Notes:[Andy Hart] KR and PR. Not a playmaker in coverage. Versatile and reliable but not flashy. [Erik Scalavino] KR/PR ability. [Paul Perillo] Good center fielder; Good tackler; Good pursuit; Played some CB and has KR/PR ability; Solid mid-round option.
5
Deunta Williams North Carolina 6-1 215 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.

THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Eric Hagg Nebraska 6-1 209 4.62
Notes:[Andy Hart] PR. Hybrid safety/LB type. Pretty good range and size. Not elite speed. Aggressive vs. run. Playmaker who finishes plays. [Erik Scalavino] Knack for getting in the backfield; big-play potential on every play. [Paul Perillo] Good blitzer; PR ability; Around the line of scrimmage a lot; Tough/aggressive; Solid tackler.
Jaiquawn Jarrett Temple 6-0 198 4.62
Notes:[Andy Hart] Plays run tough. Run coverage . Wraps-up. Hits a bit. Not fast. Hands? [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] A bit tenative. Looks slow. Physical.
Jerrard Tarrant Georgia Tech 6-0 205 4.53
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chris Conte California 6-3 212 4.54
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Jermale Hines Ohio State 6-1 215 4.59
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Mark LeGree Appalachian State 6-0 200 4.58
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Tejay Johnson TCU 6-0 212 4.56
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Brian Lainhart Kent State 6-0 211 4.54
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Chris Prosinski Wyoming 6-1 210 4.54
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Brett Greenwood Iowa 5-11 200 4.63
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Tommie Campbell California (Pa.) 6-2 202 4.45
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Will Hill Florida 6-0 202 4.64
Notes:[Andy Hart] OK ball skills. Hits a little bit. Lot red flags. [Erik Scalavino] Always around the ball, though not a great tackler. [Paul Perillo] Tries to be physical but isn't, misses a lot of tackles.
Chris Fox Boston College 5-11 198 4.57
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo*] No Comments.

STRONG SAFETY

Rank Player School Ht. Wt. 40
1
DeAndre McDaniel Clemson 6-0 217 4.63
Notes:[Andy Hart] Rover at times. Impact athlete. Speed? Goes after the football. Wraps up. Matured past some early off-field issues. [Erik Scalavino] Solid tackler, but not much else overly impressive. [Paul Perillo] Covers ground/solid center fielder; Wraps well; High points ball; Aggressive/physical.
2
Jeo Lefeged Rutgers 5-11 208 4.58
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
3
Tyler Sash Iowa 6-0 211 4.62
Notes:[Andy Hart] Lot of INTs, even coach called lucky. Not great speed or size. SPT backup type.. [Erik Scalavino] Right-place-right-time kind of player. [Paul Perillo] Good instincts but limited athletically.
4
Ahmad Black Florida 5-9 184 4.7
Notes:[Andy Hart] Leader. Big plays. CF picks. Reads QB well. Scrappy vs run. [Erik Scalavino] Makes a lot of "easy" INTs; piles on after the fact too much. [Paul Perillo] Settles in zones nicely; Gunner on ST; Wraps up but not a big hitter.
5
Jeron Johnson Boise State 5-10 212 4.51
Notes:[Andy Hart] Physical hitter, led in tackles 3 years. OK ball skills. Physical style but not huge. SPT. [Erik Scalavino] Solid, nothing special. [Paul Perillo] Small but decisive in coverage and run support; Not overly physical.

THE REST:
Player School Ht. Wt. 40
Shiloh Keo Idaho 6-0 224 4.62
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Nate Williams Washington 6-0 208 4.59
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Eugene Clifford Tennessee State 6-1 204 4.56
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Da'Norris Searcy North Carolina 5-11 216 4.63
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Dom DeCicco Pittsburgh 6-3 232 4.64
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
DeJon Gomes Nebraska 5-11 200 4.59
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
David Sims Iowa State 5-10 208 4.57
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Isa Abdul-El Quddus Fordham 6-0 200 4.52
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Johnny Brown Mississippi 6-0 212 4.57
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Davonte Shannon Buffalo 6-0 205 4.75
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo] No Comments.
Zac Etheridge Auburn 6-0 201 4.56
Notes:[Andy Hart] Comes up fast. Hits a little bit. Neck injury. Pretty good speed. [Erik Scalavino] Opportunistic; OK tackler. [Paul Perillo] Quick close; Tough; Leader; Good instincts; Has an edge.
Jay Valai Wisconsin 5-8 203 4.56
Notes:[Andy Hart] No Comments. [Erik Scalavino] No Comments. [Paul Perillo*] No Comments.

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