This is our Robert Blanton Scouting report. Blanton is a player with great size who could benefit from the terrific play of the large Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks this year. For all of our other scouting reports check out our scouting report page.
6’1 208 pounds
4.70 40, 31 1/4″ arms, 9 1/8″ hands, 12 reps of 225 on bench press
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Great height…has done a good job of coming up and making plays on the ball carrier (8 tackles for loss)…physical…Long arms…excels in press coverage…not afraid to get physical…good speed for his size and pretty fluid athlete… plays with a short memory
Doesn’t have blazing speed…This is first year as a starter (not really a con, just to note that. He’s played in nearly 40 games so he has experience)…Doesn’t make a ton of plays on the football, needs to improve on getting his head around to tip the ball away….is going to struggle with quick, speedy type wide receivers if he can’t get his long arms on them at the line of scrimmage…plays better in man coverage than zone
Blanton is an intriguing guy with a lot of upside. He seems like a player the Giants could fall in love with for one, the Seahawks could be another one. Blanton could really see a boost in his draft stock if he’s able to run a decent 40 yard dash. Blanton is physical and a plus athlete so he offers intriguing upside. I think unless he improves his drops, and foot work he is going to struggle in heavy-zone coverage systems, but he definitely has upside as a cornerback who can play on the outside against the big physical wide receivers in this league and he can play on special teams because he’s a pretty good tackler.
CAREER: Tall, physical cornerback who utilizes his 6-1 frame when defending wide receivers … has appeared in 37 consecutive games and the only game he did not play was the first game of his freshman year … started 13 career contests for the Irish … six career interceptions are second most among active Irish players and 10 career pass breakups tied for sec- ond on current roster … totaled 123 career tackles with 11 tackles for loss and one sack … only two players on Irish roster enter 2011 with more career tackles and only four Notre Dame players have more career tackles for loss.
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