|Player, Pos, Team||Height||Weight||Draft Grade|
|11||Jaylen Watkins CB, Florida||5'11"||182||B||6.5||Stats|
|12||Walt Aikins CB, Liberty||6'1"||195||B||6.5||Stats|
|13||Deion Belue CB, Alabama||5'11"||185||B||6.4||Full Scouting Report|
Deion Belue – Defensive Back
Belue is a former Junior College transfer and is in his second year starting at the field corner for Alabama. He originally committed to Alabama out of High School but enrolled at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he was one of the top JC corners in the country. He transferred to Alabama last year and became an instant starter. Belue has average corner height at about 5’11, but he also has a narrow frame. He looks to be about 180 – 185. He has very long arms, which allows him to play taller than his actual height. He has the quick feet, change of direction, and loose hips required for the position, but I am unsure of his top end speed. He looks to be in the 4.50 – 4.55 range. In saying that, I haven’t seen anyone run by him either.
He plays a lot of man coverage but not press man. He will often line up in a press type position but I have not seen him use a jam technique that often. Still, he has the suddenness to be effective in man coverage and does a good job mirroring receivers. He can turn quickly and has the feet to transition without taking extra steps. He has good ball reactions. Showing the ability to high point throws and get PBU’s but he doesn’t have many interceptions. In run support he can play a bit loosely but will come up when he has to. He is not physical and is an average tackler. His ability to get off blocks is adequate.
Belue has talent but is not a complete player. He needs to get bigger, stronger, and more physical. Being that the corner position is stop watch driven on draft day, his time will have a lot to do with where he is eventually drafted. His talent says that he will be a backup early in his career. He can become an eventual starter if he becomes stronger and more physical. Right now I see a mid-round pick.
|14||Phillip Gaines CB, Rice||5'10"||190||B||6.4||Stats|
|15||Bennett Jackson CB, Notre Dame||6'0"||185||C||6.4x||Full Scouting Report|
Bennett Jackson – Cornerback
Jackson is a 2-year starter at corner. He was recruited as a wide receiver but switched over to defense his sophomore year because of his aggressive play on special teams as a true freshman. Jackson has excellent corner size at just over 5-11 and 190. He was a top hurdler in high school and shows good play speed. I would estimate his speed at 4.5.
In 2012, Notre Dame played a lot of zone coverage because of the inexperience of the secondary. This year with 3 starters back the Irish are mixing in a lot more man coverage. Jackson is consistent in both man and zone. He has a quick pedal, a good turn and a good burst coming out of the turn. He can also transition quickly. He shows a good jam while in press man and keeps good position in off man with good mirror skills. In zone he is aware, shows range and plays the ball well. He can be aggressive in run support and is an explosive tackler. He has done return work in the past but I don’t see him as an NFL returner. On the negative side, Jackson has had 2 shoulder procedures, the last one coming right after last year’s National Championship game. Right now I see Jackson as a mid-round prospect but with a strong year and a good Combine, I can see him moving up the charts. This will be an interesting guy to track this season.
|16||Aaron Colvin CB, Oklahoma||6'0"||182||C||6.4||Stats|
|17||Victor Hampton CB, South Carolina||5'10"||202||C||6.4||Stats|
|18||Chris Davis CB, Auburn||5'10"||200||C||6.4||Stats|
|19||Rashaad Reynolds CB, Oregon State||5'11"||190||C||6.4||Full Scouting Report|
Rashaad Reynolds – Corner – Oregon State
Size – 5110e – 190e – 4.51 e
Strong Points – three-year starter, good athlete, alert in zone, size
Weak Points – Not seeing really good play speed, has problems finding the ball when his back is to the ball, average run support and tackle, not seeing him play in press coverage.
Summation - Rashaad is a fifth year senior and a three year starter at right corner. He has good size and he has good athleticism but I don’t see really good top-end play speed. He plays like a 4.50 – 4.52 type. He has loose hips, can stay low in his pedal, and turns well. He does not take extra steps when in transition.
He plays in mostly off and zone coverage. In the five games I viewed, I don’t think I saw him in press once. He can get a little loose in off and zone and gives up too many underneath plays. He shows he can turn and mirror receivers on shorter routes, but I have seen him out run by some “go” routes . He has good ball reactions on plays in front of him, shows he can close and make interceptions. When his back is to the ball, he can struggle to find it. He is not an aggressive run support player, often waiting for the play to come to him. He shows average tackling skills, showing he can wrap, but he is not a big hitter. On tape, I have seen both backs and receivers break his tackles and he does have some misses. He can be a bit timid taking on blocks.
I can’t get excited about this player, He does flash and has some good movement skills, but he lacks top-end speed and is not very aggressive. I don’t see him ever being better than a third corner and I have to question his special teams' potential because of his lack of aggressiveness. I see him as a mid-to-late round pick, but if he has a strong workout at the Combine, he could go higher.
|20||Nevin Lawson CB, Utah State||5'10"||186||C||6.4||Stats|