The 2011 safety class is one of the weakest I've seen. The corners, however, are phenomenal, including several bigger corners who may be able to transition to FS at the next level. Our corner and safety rotation appears set next year with the return of Bodden, but late round competition seems like a good way to strengthen the bottom of the depth chart.
Have any late round gems to share with the rest of us? Post away!
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Binky alert, binky alert!
I was reading through some pro day results, and I came across Chris Prosinski, a FS from Wyoming. He had very, very good numbers:
40 Yrd Dash: 4.39
20 Yrd Dash: 2.52
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14
Vertical Jump: 39 1/2
Broad Jump: 11'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.28
3-Cone Drill: 6.85
I was intrigued enough to know more, so I did a little reading up. He was a hugely productive player (over 350 career tackles, and over 100 tackles each of the last two years), and I found a YouTube clip of Tom Shaw speaking highly of his athleticism--which was backed up by the pro day--and Chris looking very smooth in the drills. He moves more like a corner than a safety.
And, wouldn't you know it, but he has game film online, including all-22 shots of his games. I just started watching, but a few minutes in, he's playing really well against Tennessee, doing his best Eric Berry impersonation against the pass. He's very fluid in coverage, without false steps that I saw. He trusts his eyes and goes to make the play. Really intriguing stuff.
Obviously I'm basing my opinion on only a very few resources, but he's the best safety I've seen in this draft. Definitely a late round target to watch.
Oh, and here are Eric Berry's numbers, for good measure:
40 Yrd Dash: 4.40
20 Yrd Dash: 2.51
10 Yrd Dash: 1.54
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 43
Broad Jump: 10'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.23
3-Cone Drill: 6.80
Berry is stronger and thicker, and on field had more interception production, but otherwise they're very similarly talented players, based on what I saw. Prosinski's definitely
going in the rest of my mock drafts.
Here's the video I was talking about.