Elite closing burst, can turn and run with any receiver. Closes well on the ball in the air and on the LOS on running plays...has above average bulk for his height and hits with power and good leg drive. Is a sure tackler who does a good job of wrapping up the ball carrier low. Equally effective in man and in zone or off-man and does a god job of keeping his eyes in the backfield when turning and running. Very aware in his zone responsibilities and has the instincts to diagnose plays as they develop. Does a good job of always trying to get his hands in on the ball for pass breakups. Above average transition from backpedal to turning and running with receiver. An asset as a return man, particularly on punts.
Is a bit short and can get overpowered or shielded by larger receivers…will likely translate better to slot in nickel or dime package until he adds some additional bulk. Gets a little lost in space on deep routes, particularly when covering taller receivers. Would like to see him trust his deep help a little more in zone coverage...can get caught looking deep on short-intermediate throws. Has below average ball skills and will drop INTs from time to time. At times too eager to jump route and is susceptible to pump fakes. Played a lot of off-man coverage at
Projected as early 2nd rounder
Likely to go mid to late 3rd round