Monday, March 4, 2013

Detroit Lions draft preview CB Terry Hawthorne

Broke down some film on Illinois corner Terry Hawthorne (Ohio State, Penn State and the East-West game).  This guy has some game. In 2012  he made 44 tackles and 1 pick.

Combine:6000 194 4.44 13 reps 35.5 Vj 9'8" broad.

Strengths he has NFL speed and run support skills. Can challenge guys in man coverage with his size and strong hands. I liked the way he tackled on the edge especially against Ohio State.

Weaknesses played in the Big Ten and was not challenged very much in the passing game. Did not show great play in zone coverage.

Bottom line this guy has NFL skill set. He can run and has size. He is most comfortable in man and will tackle. I rate him a 6.4 rotational player with starting capability in year 2-3. The Lions could draft this guy in the 4th round.

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