STRENGTHS - Waggner has excellent height and length for the position and the frame to fill out further. He can use his length in press coverage to reach around and break up passes, and shows the ability to stay on his man's hip down-field when playing physical through the break-point.
WEAKNESSES - Waggner is an average athlete that lacks the long speed to consistently stay with receivers on down-field routes. He demonstrates limited break and close ability and lacks the acceleration needed to recover once beaten. He demonstrates some stiffness in transition and consequently loses a step off his flip. He rarely gets involved in run support as he doesn't fight to get off blocks and does a poor job of maintaining containment responsibilities.
SUMMARY - Prentiss Waggner flashes some ability in press man when he uses his length and natural strength, but there is little else in his game that translates to the next level. He is not a quick twitch athlete and consequently struggles to break and close effectively on plays in front as well as recover once beaten off the break. On run plays he is largely un-involved, as he lets blockers get on top of him and does not fight to defeat them, and he takes poor angles in pursuit and does not stay disciplined. Teams may want to experiment with him at safety, but unless he vastly improves his tackling and aggressiveness against the run he will struggle to find a natural position in the NFL.