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Xavier Rhodes

Cornerback
77
SCOUTS GRADE
Grading Scale
Grading Scale

  • 70-79 Grade
  • 3rd Round Round Equivalent

A feature player at the collegiate level that has an impact on the outcome of the game. He generally cannot be shut down by a single player and plays on a consistent level week in and week out. Most importantly, he shows the potential to create mismatches versus many opponents in the NFL. He rates in the top 5-to-10 at his position and is considered a second round draft prospect.
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  • Florida StSchool
  • ACCConference


  • 6'1"Height
  • 215 lbsWeight


  • —Arm Length
  • —Hand Size


  • 74 Overall Rank
  • 7 Positional Rank

2012 NCAA FOOTBALL STATS
TACKLES FUMBLES FORCED INT
35 3
2013 Draft Pick Info
TEAM ROUND PICK
Scouts Inc. Player Evaluations


Overall Football Traits
Production
2
2009: (2/0); 2010: (14/14) - 58-12-4; 2011: (13/10) - 43-4-1; Career: 5TFL-2SACKS-2FR
Height-Weight-Speed
2
Above average blend of height, weight and top-end speed.
Durability
4
Injured left knee in the Champs Sports Bowl and underwent arthroscopic surgery. Hindered by hip pointer in 2010. Sustained a season-ending thumb injury early in the 2009 season. Underwent surgery and redshirted.
Intangibles
2
Winner of team's Most Dependable Skill Player Award in 2011. Named one of the team's top newcomers on defense in 2010.

1
= Exceptional 2 = Above average 3 = Average 4 = Below average 5 = Marginal


Cornerback Specific Traits

Instincts/Recognition
3
Executes assignments and doesn't try to do too much. Shows above average discipline in zone and rarely drifts out of position. Reads receivers and shows average route recognition. Flashes the ability to jump underneath routes but can also bite on double moves. Does a good job of reading keys and locating ball when lines up in the box. (See Play 6 of the 2011 North Carolina State game)
Cover Skills
3
Shows good range and generally limits production after the catch. Capable of covering deep half if moved to safety. Not as effective matching up in man. Has the upper body strength and length to make it difficult for receivers to get off the line. On the other hand, doesn't show a second gear when tracking the ball downfield and can commit pass interference to prevent from getting beat. (See Play 4 of the 2011 Clemson game) Shows stiffness in his hips transitioning in and out of breaks.
Ball Skills
2
Not a playmaking ball hawk at this point but has some upside and makes routine plays look routine. Appears to have long arms and doesn't have to be in perfect position to make a play on the ball. Can compete for jump balls. Elevates well and shows average body control in the air.
Run Support
2
Tough and more than willing to step up. Flashes the ability to get of blocks and even has some experience lining up in the box. Above average tackler for the position. Breaks down and wraps up. Willing to sacrifice body to make the play. Has some experience lining up at safety and plays the run well enough to play safety at the next level.

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= Exceptional 2 = Above average 3 = Average 4 = Below average 5 = Marginal