He was named Georgia's Newcomer of the Year on defense the following year, registering 25 tackles and a pair of interceptions in 11 games. Rambo developed into an All-SEC third-team player by Phil Steele as a redshirt sophomore, recording 82 tackles and three interceptions while starting all 13 games.
Rambo continued to elevate his play in 2011, again starting all 13 games and recording 55 tackles, eight pass break-ups and a team-high eight interceptions. He was named second-team All-American by Walter Camp.
A second violation of Georgia's drug policy led to a four-game suspension to give off Rambo's senior season. He returned to finish the season with 67 tackles and three interceptions.
An accomplished ball-hawk (16 career INTs) and an intimidating hitter, Rambo only has to reassure teams he's trustworthy to warrant early-round consideration.
Intuitive defender who reads the quarterback's eyes well and gets a jump on the ball in coverage. Shows good burst to the ball due to above average acceleration and straight-line speed. Times his leaps/contact with receivers nicely, showing good body control and hand-eye coordination to play physically without drawing the flag.
Locates the ball and has very good ball skills. Possesses soft hands to pluck the ball away from this frame as well as the ability to track it over his shoulder.
Highly aggressive tackler. Looks to lower the boom on unsuspecting receivers crossing the middle. Lowers his shoulder into ball-carriers, though he sees what he's hitting, not lowering his head and spearing the opponent and drawing the flag.
Generally takes good angles to the ball and plays a key role in Georgia's defense as the last line of defense. Made Georgia's secondary calls for at least the last two seasons. Played free safety at Georgia but possesses the size and physicality to play either of the traditional safety roles in the NFL.
WEAKNESSES: Has a tendency to lead with his shoulder rather than wrapping up fully as a tackler, leading to some slip-ups. Generally gauges pursuit angles well but can get caught up in the trash when he gets too aggressive, leading to some cut-back opportunities for backs with vision, burst to exploit.
Does not possess the elite recovery speed that his 16 career interceptions might indicate and is, in fact, a bit of a gambler.
Has twice failed drug tests while at Georgia and was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season due to his most recent violation.
COMPARES TO: Dashon Goldson, FS, San Francisco 49ers: Like the 49ers' standout free safety, Rambo has a tendency to make splashy plays as a pass thief and intimidating hitter but is prone to an occasional breakdown. If he can tighten up his game (and his off-field decision-making) Rambo has the talent to earn Pro Bowl consideration, just as Goldson has done for the 49ers.