Ryan Steed Scouting Report CB Furman

Like my Trumaine Johnson scouting report this will have to be updated a lot between now and the draft as I find more information on him one, and I see more video for him. All the video I’ve seen is posted here and you can get a good feel for him, but I would love to be able to see him play a full game against better competition.

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Measurables

5’10” 195 pounds

4.68 40 yard dash, 32 5/8″ arms, 9 1/8″ hands, 12 bench press reps

Stats

Pros

Fluid…good size and length…makes a lot of plays on the football…makes plays once the ball is in his hands…tracks the ball well…pretty good straight line speed…good wrap up tackler…good uses of his hands…looks like he has terrific instincts

Cons

competition level…deep speed…doesn’t play a lot of press coverage, might be a much better zone coverage player than man to man coverage corner at the N.F.L.

Thoughts

Looks like a very fluid athlete with great instincts who has an uncanny ability to make plays on the ball with his hands (whether that be intercepting them, or knocking passes down). he also looks like a play maker once he gets the ball in his hands, but there are unanswered questions. How good is his speed really? I don’t know enough about the other guys to see how fast he would be at a competition level that is higher. Can he play press-coverage, or is he just an off coverage guy?

All in all, I really like what I see and he looks like a  guy who could sneak into the third round, especially if he runs a good forty yard dash. Two things I’m sure of: one he is a fluid athlete. He can really turn his hips and moves well, I’m not positive how fast his straight line speed is, but he’s athletic for sure. And two he has good instincts. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him be the first small school prospect draftedi n 2012 (though he’s competing with Trumaine Johnson who has a lot of “potential”

School Bio

Highly regarded young player who is set to take over the starting job at field cornerback…possesses good size and impressive ability…established playmaker…will help form a trio of new starters in the Paladin secondary this fall. 2008 — Quickly emerged as key contributor and playmaker in his first season in the Paladin program…joined fellow cornerback Jordan Griffin and wide receiver David Hendrix in being named to the SoCon Coaches All-Freshman Team…saw action in all 12 games, including quality, productive work on special teams…compiled 10 tackles and two interceptions…blocked two punts…had a season high three tackles versus The Citadel (34-20 win)…had an interception return for 15 yards against Mars Hill (62-14 win) in his collegiate debut…also picked off a pass, which he returned 33 yards against sixth-ranked Delaware (23-21 win)…first blocked punt was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by teammate Masharn Austin in a 35-10 win over Chattanooga…second blocked punt came against Western Carolina (28-21 win)…recipient of Furman’s Whitey Kendall Specialist Award.

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