6-1 205lbs Senior 6-1 205lbs Senior

2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska


Prince Amukamara– CB- Nebraska

6-1 205lbs Senior


2007- 4 tackles

2008- 34 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack

2009- 64 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 5 INTs, 11 pass breakups


The 2009 season was a breakout one for Prince Amukamara.  He is a big physical corner that is one of the best cornerback prospects in the draft.  He couples his good size with a quick burst that allows him to play physical and tight coverage.  Amukamara is best suited for a bump and run man to man coverage scheme but can exceed in zone coverage.  Amukamara is a converted running back and he brought over his good hands and balls skills in the conversion.  Receivers in the NFL are getting bigger so Amukamara’s size will be coveted.


While last season was a breakout season it was also his first as a full time starter.  Some scouts are worried that he isn’t seasoned enough and may need some time to get a better feel for the game.  Another concern is Amukamara’s top end speed.  He is quick and has good short bursts but may not have the straight line speed to stay with NFL receivers on deep routes.  You also cannot ignore the impact Ndamukong Suh had on that Nebraska defense.  The pressure he and the rest of the defensive line created made life a little easier for the defensive backs.


Amukamara is on the verge of entering out 2011 NFL Draft Prospect Big Board.  His physical style of play makes him a good fit for NFL defenses.  He could easily answer the questions about his speed during the draft combine.  I also think the fact that he is a Senior and has the opportunity to hit the Senior Bowl will help his overall stock.

Projected Round:

Corners are in high demand in the NFL so I don’t see Amukamara getting out of the 1st round.

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