Wake Forest Cornerback Brandon Ghee

Brandon Ghee: No. 17, CB, 6-0, 191

Ghee is a gifted physical specimen who possesses a good-looking frame and generates impressive power on contact as a tackler. He tracks the ball well in pursuit with the closing speed to get after it in a hurry. He breaks down well for his size in space and is a solid open-field tackler. He's an explosive, quick-twitch athlete who gets up to speed quickly and has the speed to consistently run with receivers downfield. He demonstrates great range in coverage and possesses the closing speed to make up for a false step. Ghee gets his hands on a lot of balls. He isn't technically sound with his footwork and struggles to sit into his stance and generate an initial burst when asked to click and close on plays underneath. He allows himself to get too upright and isn't compact or tight with his footwork.

He has a tendency to chop his feet when trying to change directions and relies more on his pure athletic ability than overall technique at this stage in his development. He looks more comfortable when asked to play off the line and simply crabwalk his way downfield rather than try to sit into his stance, flip his hips and redirect. He locates the ball well downfield but lacks ideal body control. Ghee struggles to keep his feet under him and can be easily out muscled and knocked off balance in jump-ball situations. Overall, he possesses the size, speed and ball skills to develop into a starting zone corner at the next level, but he plays too high to hold up as a man-to-man cover man.

Grade: 6.3

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