Quandre Diggs CB (Texas) – 5090, 196. Physical and shows quick break on the ball. Good range in coverage. He is undersized, but doesn’t shy away from contact. Demonstrates good ball skills and instincts. Quinten Rollins CB (Miami-OH) – 5110, 193. Good job of mirroring receivers’ cuts. Above average ball skills. Smooth and athletic when he changes direction. He is raw, but shows good recovery skills. Has the size teams like in an outside corner. Eric Rowe CB (Utah) – 6010, 204. Played both corner and safety during practices. Tracks ball well in the air. Very patient. Long strider in press coverage. Impressive in Cover 2 press alignment. Strong enough to reroute receivers. Josh Shaw CB (Southern Cal) – 6000, 198. Fluid hips, a big corner who can run. Smooth in transition. Some teams may like him at safety because of his size and tackling ability. Matches up at corner with big receivers. Loses the ball in the air at times. Steven Nelson CB (Oregon State) – 5110, 199. Sudden break and drive on the ball. Good ball skills. Quick feet. Quick in pedal with short steps and the ability to change direction quickly. Fluid in movements. Can be too aggressive as he will take bad angles at times. Imoan Claiborne CB (Northwestern State-LA) – 5100, 189. Undersized but physical corner. Needs to work on his backpedal technique. Gets grabby with wide receivers. Competitive with receivers. When in off coverage he gets caught peeking in the backfield. Ladarius Gunter CB (Miami) – 6010, 200. Put his physicality on display as he was smothering receivers during tight coverage and reacted quickly to slap the ball away. A natural press corner. Doesn’t allow a free release. Can make the clutch open field tackle. Senquez Golson CB (Mississippi) – 5080, 178. A feisty nickel corner with competitiveness and speed. Can anticipate and react quickly to the throws. Loose-hipped and light footed. Can change direction without hesitation. Confident and smart. Did not play in the game due to hamstring injury. Kevin White CB (TCU) – 5090, 180. Undersized but has strong man-to-man skills. Mirrors receivers’ cuts well and appears to run the route for receivers at times. Sudden in transition. Good zone awareness in underneath zones. Nick Marshall CB (Auburn) – 6010, 205. Played well in the game. Flashed good tackling skills. Former quarterback making a transition to cornerback. Raw in footwork but solid in transition. Has playing speed and quick feet. Ibraheim Campbell S (Northwestern) – 5110, 210. Good feet and change of direction for a big man. Good short area reactions. Box safety that could project to a big nickel safety on the next level. Aggressive and explosive when moving downhill. Kurtis Drummond S (Michigan State) – 6010, 205. Fluid in his movements. Smooth pedal but shows hip stiffness when turning in transition. Good break and drive in short space. Mirrored cuts well in practice. Damarious Randall S (Arizona State) – 5110, 194. Demonstrated good down the field coverage and was active in run support. Broke well on the ball. Showed good instincts during the week. A versatile player with cover skills that projects to safety. Adrian Amos S (Penn State) – 6000, 214. Appeared a little slow when in off-man situations. A physical cover guy. Good feet, takes good angles, and works to square up to the ball carrier when tackling. Clayton Geathers S (Central Florida) – 6010, 212. Did a good job in the slot running up on receivers. A box type safety that plays hard and competes every down. Better in zone coverage. Lacks deep over the top speed. Cody Prewitt S (Mississippi) – 6020, 212. Showed well in run support with good instincts and lateral ability. Always around the ball. Will struggle if he’s on an island with a quick receiver one-on-one. Better aligned real deep (+15 yards) or close to the line of scrimmage. Anthony Jefferson S (UCLA) – 6010, 194. Good initial read steps and reactions. Physical in run support with outstanding range. Very good footwork and no wasted steps. Can be out of control as a tackler at times. Jaquiski Tartt S (Samford) – 6010, 220. Active in run support. Impressive size but didn’t look comfortable in coverage. Not smooth in transition. At times looked more like a linebacker than a safety.
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME
CORNERS: Justin Coleman (Tennessee) – 5110, 184. A nickel corner/slot type defender with fluid hips and quick feet. Solid technique as a press corner on the outside. Quick to change direction. Craig Mager (Texas State) – 5116, 191. An off man corner type with quick feet and a competitive demeanor. Impressive holding his own in the one-on-one drills with big receivers during the week. Athletic with fluid hips. Tye Smith (Towson) – 6001, 191. A big compete guy who attacks the ball in his area. Sticks his foot in the ground and explodes up on anything in front of him. A wrap tackler who gets the ball carrier down. Damian Swann (Georgia) – 6003, 180. Physical and aggressive in press coverage during one-on-one drills during the week. Must learn the NFL 5-yard rule. Chucks receivers down the field. Good ball skills. Cam Thomas (Western Kentucky) – 6002, 195. Demonstrated steady improvement during the week. On Thursday he blanketed receivers and broke up several closely contested passes. Played well in the game covering deep. A big corner with long arms. Bernard Blake (Colorado State) – 5112, 177. Pulled a muscle on Wednesday and did not play in the game. Early in the week he demonstrated fluid hips and closing speed. A good athlete who plays the ball well in the air. Bryce Callahan (Rice) – 5094, 184. The four year starter has good ball skills and foot quickness. Scrappy cover corner who will make his money in the slot covering quick receivers. Greg Henderson (Colorado) – 5105, 181. Is a technique savvy corner with fluid hips and is smooth in transition. Majors in off coverage and drives on the run or pass in front of him. Bobby McCain (Memphis) – 5097, 192. Demonstrated quick feet and suddenness in his play. Shorter than ideal, but has good footwork and is ultra competitive and aggressive. Returns punts and kickoffs. Reminds us of Orlando Scandrick of the Cowboys. Four year starter with 15 career interceptions. Josh Shaw (Southern Cal) – 6005, 203. The cover boy for Muscle & Fitness magazine is rocked up and is best in press coverage. Has experience as a safety. Was suspended for an off field incident so he’s still knocking the rust off. Plays with confidence, quick feet, and guile.
SAFETIES: Detrick Bonner (Virginia Tech) – 6000, 203. A fluid athlete in space. Good range with the ball in the air and a good closing burst. Disciplined in zone coverage. Has a fluid backpedal. Parrish Gaines (Navy) – 6021, 208. Angular and rangy safety who received some repetitions at corner. Was very physical jamming receivers in drills. Doesn’t let the receiver off the line. Squares up and mirrors receiver’s movements. Dean Marlowe (James Madison) – 6021, 206. Passes the look test and looked fluid in pass coverage early in the week. Good deep overlap and break on the ball. Can play in the slot as well as nickel and linebacker in some packages. Ronald Martin (LSU) – 6012, 217. A big box safety who plays better the closer he is to the line of scrimmage. Active in run support. Can cover and track a tight end all over the field. Needs to improve his footwork. Damian Parms (Florida Atlantic) – 6011, 206. A centerfield type free safety who picked off two passes in the game. He can also bring the hammer as a run support free safety. Sam Carter (TCU) – 5116, 216. A big smart athlete who impressed vocally calling out coverages and getting people lined up. Consistent in his play. Instinctive with good closing speed. Corey Cooper (Nebraska) – 6007, 209. Practiced during the week but sat out during the game. Cooper looked sharp in backpedaling drills and was impressive in run support drills. Fritz Etienne (Memphis) – 6012, 215. Impressed during the week with his instincts and ball reactions. A physical safety who is a little raw in coverage, but plays hard every play. At times he is as smooth as a corner with quick feet. Jordan Richards (Stanford) – 5111, 211. Aggressive and physical as a run support safety. A solid tackler who will give up his body to make a play. Shows speed to the perimeter. Tevin McDonald (Eastern Washington) – 5112, 192. Is a safety who moves and has corner feet. Started at UCLA before his transfer. In practice he didn’t communicate as well in the secondary like a Sam Carter or Jordan Richards. Active in run support. Quick to read and react.