2017 NFL DRAFT

Blake Countess, CB

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 184 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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61362-

Player Lowdown

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Player Overview

A four-star cornerbacks recruit out of high school, Countess committed to Michigan and made an immediate impact with 44 tackles and six passes defended as a true freshman.

He had a breakout season in 2013 with six interceptions, but moved to the nickel in 2014 and his production decreased. With a new coaching staff coming in, Countess looked for a fresh start and transferred to Auburn for his final season of eligibility, finishing 2015 with 13 passes defended and two interceptions - started as a boundary corner for the Tigers before moving to safety for the final 10 games.

Strengths Weaknesses

Although he shows the read/react quickness to drive on plays, his lack of play anticipation often makes him late to the catch point. Countess is willing in run support, but his marginal strength and wild angles leads to missed tackles.

His versatile experience at boundary corner and safety and flashes suggest there is a NFL future for Countess, but it is the inconsistent plays in between that will make it tough to trust him.

--Dane Brugler (4/28/30)

 
 
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09/12/2015 - Auburn starting cornerback Blake Countess has been called for targeting and tossed from the sixth-ranked Tigers' game against Jacksonville State. Late in the first half, Jacksonville State quarterback Eli Jenkins was sliding at the end of a run when Countess led with his helmet on a hit. Officials confirmed the targeting call in a video review and Countess, a senior, was escorted off the field. It was the second lost player from Auburn's secondary. In the first half, cornerback Josh Holsey was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury. He did not return in the half. - AP Sports
 

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