Positives: Naturally gifted cover corner with quick feet, loose hips and a good instincts for the position. Flashes the ability to re-route receivers with strong hand play and understands how to use the sideline to aid in his coverage. Good quickness. Turns easily and can ride in the receiver's hip pocket throughout the route, showing good recognition and anticipation. Has the athleticism and experience against top sophisticated passing attacks to earn playing time early in his career. Projects best inside as a nickel corner. Has a burst to close. Quick, active hands and good hand-eye coordination to knock passes away.
Negatives: Struggled with consistency throughout his career. Seemed to just go through the motions in 2010 after a standout sophomore campaign. Play was much improved as a senior but was again disappointing when matched up against strong competition at the East-West Shrine Game and didn't impress during drills at the Combine either, raising questions about his level of committment and mental toughness. Shorter than scouts would prefer and has below average straight-line speed for the position. Knocks away a lot of passes but shows only average ball skills, overall. Flashes willingness in run support, but shows poor form as a tackle, alternating between going too low and ducking his head to swipe at ball-carriers and reaching too high to grab and pull, allowing stronger runners an opportunity to stiff-arm him for additional yardage.