2017 NFL DRAFT

Ken Crawley, CB

School: Colorado  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Washington, DC
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 187 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
241297

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.412.571.53- 36 1/29'11"--

Player Overview

Crawley enters his fourth season as a starter for the Buffs and possesses the length and straight-line speed that could earn him interest from the NFL, though he hasn't posted flashy numbers to this point.

The Washington. D.C.. native has 23 passes defended to his credit thus far but only two interceptions, both coming in 2014.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Crawley has a wiry, athletic frame which appears perhaps better suited to an NBA court than an NFL field. Like a point guard, Crawley possesses light feet and fluid hips to change directions and guard his opponent, mirroring receivers' movements.

He accelerates smoothly, showing the straight-line speed to handle perimeter duty against even explosive vertical threats and closes downhill quickly. Crawley locates the ball quickly and doesn't panic when it is in the air, showing good hand-eye coordination to snake his arm between the receivers to break up the pass.

Crawley's slim frame isn't imposing but he uses his long arms to lasso ballcarriers, including in run support, and he is a generally reliable open-field tackler.

WEAKNESSES: There are two significant deficiencies to Crawley's game. For one, his slim frame makes him vulnerable to bigger, stronger receivers. He can effectively be boxed out and lose position on 50-50 balls and too often he's dragged around while attempting to make the tackle.

Further, Crawley does not possess ideal hands for the interception. Crawley is a classic "body catcher" allowing passes to get into his chest plate rather than reaching with his hands to pluck passes. Crawley has 35 career passes broken up but only three interceptions.

IN OUR VIEW: Crawley's length, speed and awareness is likely to intrigue teams looking for press corners but his spindly frame and poor hands for the interception are likely to push him into Day Three.

--Rob Rang (12/21/15)

 
 
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06/20/2014 - Other Colorado prospects worth watching: CB Kenneth Crawley, Junior...Crawley missed much of the spring with a hand injury but previously proved a capable Pac-12 defender, starting the past two seasons on the boundary. He struggled with consistency in 2013 after turning heads as a true freshman but offers intriguing length and athleticism. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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