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Round5
Selection8 (148 overall)
PositionCornerback
SchoolSan Jose State
YearSR
Born9/03/1991
Height6-0
Weight192
High SchoolSerra (Los Angeles, California)
Player Background
Named to the 2012 All-Western Athletic Conference First Team as a cornerback ... First player in school history to be honored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation when he was named the National Defensive Player of the Week for games ending November 24, 2012 ... Tied for first in San Jose State history with 14 interceptions, four consecutive games with a pick and holds the program single-game record of three interceptions ... Finished 2013 campaign among the national leaders with five interceptions and passes defended ... Recorded 55 tackles as a senior ... Racked up 67 stops, 7.5 tackles for loss, seven picks and two fumble recovers in 2012 ... Credited with 18 tackles as a sophomore ... Entered the starting lineup for the Spartans in just the second game of his career ... Has good size and exceptional awareness of where the ball is located in the air ... Shows off excellent hands for a defender ... Gained experience playing multiple positions, including nickel back and safety ... Lacks the top-end speed and strength needed to match up with elite level wideouts ... Skills as a zone coverage back could lead to immediate playing time in the right system.


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