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Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia Bulldogs: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a pass against Georgia Bulldogs safety Bacarri Rambo (18) during the second quarter of the 2012 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 211 pounds

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2012 Stats

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Career Highlights (via Georgia athletics site)

2011: Named First Team All-American by Associated Press, Yahoo Sports and Rivals.com and Second Team All-American by Walter Camp, Phil Steele and Sports Illustrated.
*All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, ESPN.com and SEC Coaches and Second Team by Phil Steele.
*Started all 13 games in which he appeared recording 55 tackles, recovered a fumble, had eight PBUs and a team-best eight INTs.
*Ranked first in the SEC and second NCAA in interceptions (0.62 per game) and second in the SEC in passed defended (16).
*Named CFPA Honorable Mention DB of the Week after he returned an INT 24 yards for a TD and had a tackle vs. No. 24 Auburn.
*Had six tackles and a 51-yard INT return vs. New Mexico St.
*Notched a team-high eight tackles, an INT and two PBUs at Vanderbilt.
*Named to Phil Steele’s 2011 Midseason All-SEC Second Team.
*Registered six tackles and a pass break-up vs. Mississippi State.
*Named CFPA National DB of the Week after he recorded four tackles and a career-high two INTs at Ole Miss.
*Recorded four tackles and a then career-long INT return of 43 yards vs. Coastal Carolina.
*Recorded six tackles, an INT and a PBU vs. No. 12 South Carolina.
*Maxwell Award and CFPA Defensive Back Trophy watch lists.
*Preseason All-SEC Second Team by Athlon Sports and Third Team by Phil Steele.
*Recipient of the Aubrey Cecil Rhodes Football Scholarship.

2010: All-SEC Third Team by Phil Steele.
*Earned one of team’s Most Improved Player Awards for defense.
*Started all 13 games recording 82 tackles at while also notching three interceptions, three pass break ups and forcing three fumbles.
*Led or tied for the team lead in tackles three times.
*Ranked 18th in the SEC with 6.3 tackles per game.
*Returned an INT 39 yards for a TD vs. Idaho St.
*Registered a career-high 14 tackles and a pass break-up vs. Florida.
*Led the team with a then-career-high 12 tackles at No. 24 S. Carolina.
*Had six tackles and forced a pair of fumbles vs. Ga. Tech.
*Recorded six tackles and an interception at No. 2 Auburn.
*Named preseason All-SEC fourth team by Phil Steele.
*Preseason national ranking of #25 at free safety by Phil Steele.
*Recipient of the Susan an Mark Tomlinson Football Scholarship.

2009: Named one of team’s Newcomer of the Year award winners for defense.
*Appeared in 11 games making 25 tackles, five pass break-ups and two interceptions.
*Registered a season-high four tackles vs. Ariz. St., at Tennessee and vs. Texas A&M.
*Also had an 18-yard interception return for a TD at Tennessee and blocked a punt vs. Texas A&M.
*Recipient of Irvin M. Wofford Football Scholarship.

2008: Redshirted.
*Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
*Named to Director’s Honor Roll for fall 2008 semester.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Rambo is facing a four game suspension at the start of the year for testing positive for a school drug test. Rambo is looking into appealing the suspension, as well as potentially entering the NFL’s supplemental draft. When he’s on the field, he’s undoubtedly one of the top playmakers in the entire country at his position. As a junior in 2011, he had 55 tackles, eight interceptions, and eight passes broken up. He was named a first-team All-American  and first team All-SEC pretty much unanimously, and is one of the best ball-hawking free safeties in the country. He may be appealing his suspension, as four games is a lot, but he needs to either keep his nose out of trouble or quit hanging with the wrong crowd. If he does enter the supplemental draft, I wouldn’t be shocked to see a team use a second round pick on him. He has a rare combination of size, speed, instincts, and ball-skills at the safety position. If he gets his act together, he could be a dominant player. Here are my notes from last year:

The playmaking safety enters his junior year as a 2nd team All SEC pre-season performer by Athlon Sports, and was a third team All SEC player last year according to Phil Steele. As a junior, he had 82 tackles, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions. Rambo is really a game-changer at the safety position, and he is not afraid to lay his body out there in order to make the play (see hit on Mario Fannin against Auburn). This is a guy who is flying under the radar right now, but if he continues to make plays at this rate (two interceptions as a freshman, also), he could be one of the top safeties available in this year or next year’s class.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)