Jordan Bernstine, Cornerback/Safety, Iowa 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report

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5’11” 205 pounds



Stats (CFBstats 11/17/2011)


G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
9 32 33 65 7.22
Tackles For Loss
9 2.5 6 0.28
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
9 2 0 0 0
Kickoff Returns
G Ret. Yards Avg. TD Ret./G Yards/G
9 25 616 24.64 0 2.8 68.4

Scouting Report

Bernstine has good speed and really good size for a defensive back, and he has a lot of upside in the NFL as a potential special teams ace as well as reserve defensive back. Over the course of his Iowa career, he has been plagued by injuries, but he definitely has upside and will hit people hard on every play. He obviously is playing with a chip on his shoulder in his senior season, and he has done a very nice job as Iowa’s primary kick returner. He started his career as a cornerback but has turned into a pretty decent strong safety. I like his size at 5’11” 205 pounds and I think he will run well at offseason workouts and Iowa’s pro day. He has solid quickness, and I like the potential of him as a nickel/dime defensive back who can blitz and make plays on slot receivers. He seems like he is the type of guy that will get drafted either really late or possibly not at all but make a roster simply because he is so effective on special teams.

PROS: Size, speed, special teams ability, tackling ability, potential as blitzing DB, intensity, return specialist

CONS: Injuries, lack of true position, sometimes will whiff on plays, maybe not a full time starter in the NFL, and thus has limited upside in that regard

Player comparison: Kind of reminds you of a Tim Jennings (Bears CB) type of player, guy who can be a spot starter and provide you with versatility defensively.

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