||Confident, competitive and experienced cornerback who continues to improve his recognition skills. Displays natural instincts as a football player. Is crafty and shows good situational awareness. Can be a quarter-count late diagnosing quick-hitting routes (slants, outs, etc.) when playing off the line. But does a very nice job of transitioning eyes from WR to QB when working in zone (see: INT vs. LSU 2011). Diagnoses run quickly without getting caught peeking in backfield. Shows good instincts when turned loose on the blitz, which occurs frequently (four 2011 tapes studied).
||Has quick feet but is a bit high cut and lacks ideal change of direction skills. Has some trouble versus smaller, quicker WRs (ie Arkansas' Jarius Wright). However, he has the length to matchup well versus bigger WRs (ie LSU's Rueben Randle). Seems to be at his best in press-man coverage. Is learning how to properly use his hands to jab and reroute WRs at the line. Is aggressive and physical. Does a nice job with his feet and does not swing open the gate prematurely. Lacks explosive burst out of his pedal and teams will attack him with quick-hitters when they anticipate him giving a cushion.
||Has been an above average ballhawk throughout his career. Has returned three of 12 career punt returns for TDs. Is aggressive and attacks the ball like a WR. Does not appear to have great leaping ability but has long arms and has proven capable of catching ball over head.
||Aggressive cornerback. Not at all afraid to mix it up physically. Flies around the field and will sacrifice his body to get in on the play. Needs to be more consistent with hand usage and continue to improve upper body strength to disengage quicker. But he is willing and active in support. Does a nice job with outside leverage. Not afraid to mix it up near the line of scrimmage. Has experience at DS and has worked as an eight defender in the box. Also shows very good awareness when turned loose off the edge as a blitzer. Has a tendency to wrap up a bit high but does a better job than most college CBs of finishing tackles. Looks to strip the ball when possible and has flashed effectiveness in that area.