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NFL Draft Report

 
By Joe Buscaglia
 


CB Shaun Prater, Iowa


Shaun Prater, #28
Iowa
5'10", 185 lbs., 22 years old
Omaha, NE
2011: 51 tackles, 1 TFL (sack), INT (TD), 3 PBU, 4 FF
2010: 68 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 4 INT (TD), 6 PBU
2009: 42 tackles, 2 INT, 8 PBU
2008: 11 tackles, 2 PBU


PROS
- An instinctual cornerback that has very good recognition skills and eyes all over the field to anticipate the play.
- Solid in run support. Shows no reservations in going with a full head of steam at the ball carrier.
- Has a good feel for zone coverage. Effortlessly comes off his initial assignment and gets to new assignment with ease.

CONS
- Size, speed and change of direction skills are below average. May not be an outside cornerback in the NFL.
- Gave his assignment a bit too much of a cushion and was beat on underneath slant routes consistently.
- Didn't really see a burst out of his backpedal to get to his man. Slow to react.

Special Notes:
- Turns 23 in October.

Projection: 4th to 5th round
- Nothing about Prater really jumps out at you, but he is a consistent player that could be a solid nickel cornerback down the line. With his willingness and ferocity to get after the runner, special teams would also be a big selling point for him.

Twitter: @JoeB_WGR


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