RASHAAD REYNOLDS CB, Oregon State





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.