- 2013 California Pro Day: Marc Anthony, CB (5-11 3/4, 196) - Anthony ran the 40 in 4.65 and 4.64 seconds, and will stand on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Anthony's pro day 40 time wasn't as good as the one he ran in Indianapolis, so the combine time will stand as his 40 of record with NFL teams. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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Anthony struggled with injuries a season ago or he might have made the Pac-12's all-conference team. Despite suffering a shoulder injury against Oregon that kept him sidelined for two games, Anthony led the Golden Bears with 12 passes broken up and also posted five tackles for loss among his 38 stops.
He'll be entering his third season as a starter for Cal in 2012 and needs to reassure scouts that he can remain healthy as he missed the Stanford game in 2010 due to injury, as well.
Strengths: Good size and build for the position with long arms (31.5"). Physical in press and doesn't shy from getting physical at the line of scrimmage. Feisty and works hard to shed blocks. Keeps an eye on the ball to jump routes and close in a hurry, driving violently on the play. Aggressive tackler and goes for the decleating hit. Improved route anticipation and has steadily developed his instincts. Three year starter with good production, especially at the line of scrimmage with more tackles for loss than interceptions as a senior.
Weaknesses: Gets physical with the ballcarrier but too often ends up on the ground and has finishing issues in run support. Throws his body around, but often just slides off. Overaggressive in coverage and often bites on fakes. Better athlete than he's given credit for, but he lacks the quick-twitch qualities desired for the position to be left alone on an island. Durability concerns after missing at least one game in each of his years at Cal because of injury, including a head injury in 2012.