|Height: 6-3 | Weight: 212 | College: UCLA|
Positives Has an even proportioned frame with good upper body muscle definition and room to add more bulk. Effective at reading and diagnosing the plays in front of him, reacting with no hesitation. Has the foot speed and flexibility in his hips to redirect. Shows steady acceleration in the open. Fluid and controlled coming out of his backpedal, showing proper hip turn. Adequate working in the short area zone, using his recovery speed to stay on the hip of the tight ends and handles the switch-offs with good awareness. Times the pass and will compete for the ball at its high point. Has soft and natural hands for the interception, extending his arms to reach and pluck the ball. Plays at a low pad level and takes proper angles to the ball in pursuit. Opens his hips and flows to the ball, coming out high and effortlessly in his backpedal. Can turn and run with little gather in transition. Times his leaps well to get to the ball on fade routes.
Negatives Needs to play with more toughness. While he makes plays in front of him, he struggles to react to the deep ball and fails to find the receivers on the deep routes. Will let wideouts get behind him on the deep ball. Has limited experience in man coverage. Shows open field quickness, but it takes him a bit to get into stride. Has decent range and takes good angles to the ball, but does not generate much power behind his tackles. At times, he will actually turn down tackles, grabbing at the receiver or diving for their feet rather than wrapping and securing. Can be fooled by head fakes, which momentarily takes him out of position. Shows some willingness in run support, but looks timid trying to work through blocks in order to meet the ballcarrier at the line of scrimmage. Grab tackler with no pop on contact. Lacks good anticipation to the ball and routes.
Started the first twelve games at free safety, but had a 19-game starting streak snapped in the Silicon Valley Classic when he was suspended for a violation of team rules Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 80 (48 solos), including a stop for a 3-yard loss Caused a fumble and recovered two others Intercepted a pass and deflected another.
2003 GAME Analysis
Colorado Opened the season with 12 tackles (6 solos).
Illinois Followed with a 10-tackle performance.
Oklahoma Made 8 stops (4 solos).
Arizona Led the team with ten tackles (8 solos).
California Posted 7 hits (5 solos) and assisted in a stop behind the line of scrimmage.
Washington State Delivered 5 tackles (4 solos) as he caused a fumble, recovered two others and picked off a pass.
Oregon Assisted in a stop behind the line of scrimmage and totaled 7 tackles (5 solos).
Started the first three games at strong safety and then moved to free safety and started nine of the last ten games at that position Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 58(43 solos) with two stops for losses of 3 yards Recovered a fumble and blocked a kick Had four interceptions for 77 yards in returns and a touchdown Also deflected five passes.
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Colorado State Had six tackles and returned a fumbled two-point conversion attempt by CSU 89 yards for two Bruin points and a 23-19 lead.
Oklahoma State Made six solo tackles, including one for a loss Added a pair of interceptions in the game (it marked the second time in his career he had picked off a pair of passes in a game - 2001 vs. Washington State) Played most of the second half at free safety in place of injured Matt Ware.
Colorado Credited with eight tackles, including one for a loss.
Oregon Did not play due to a "stinger" in his left side.
California Came back to register seven tackles.
Stanford Had two tackles and blocked a Cardinal field goal attempt.
Washington Followed with nine tackles.
Southern California Added six tackles and broke up two passes.
Washington State Credited with nine tackles Also had two interceptions for the second straight year in the game against the Cougars Returned his first interception 41 yards for a touchdown.
Played in eleven games, starting three at strong safety Recorded 14 tackles (9 solos) with two interceptions for 29 yards in returns and a touchdown Also deflected a pass Had a pair of pass thefts, returning the second 29 yards for a touchdown to pull the Bruins to within three points (17-14) with 1:39 remaining in the third quarter vs. Washington State The next week vs. Oregon, he made five tackles (three assists) in his second start in place of injured Jason Stephens.
Redshirted as a freshman.
2002: Sat out the Oregon game with a "stinger" on his left side.
2005: Failed to complete the agility tests (jumps, shuttles, three-cone) at the Combines due to a left foot cramp.
History major Cousin, Bert Emanuel, was an NFL wide receiver for Tampa Bay and Atlanta, and played as a reserve quarterback at UCLA in 1990 prior to transferring to Rice Son of Benjamin and Sandra Emanuel Born Benjamin F. Emanuel II on 6/18/82 in Texas City, Texas Resides in Friendswood, Texas.
CAMPUS: 4.58 in the 40-yard dash 4.56 20-yard shuttle 11.68 60-yard shuttle 7.51 three-cone drill 36-inch vertical jump 10'0" long jump 19/36 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 4.65 in the 40-yard dash 2.74 20-yard dash 1.64 10-yard dash 31 3/8-inch arm length 9 -inch hands Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times 19 Wonderlic score.
Attended Clear Brook (Friendswood, Tex.) High School, playing football for coach Jim Hatfield Played free safety Two-time first-team All-District and All-State, a Super Prep Elite 50 selection and rated the nation's eleventh-best prospect Accorded Super Prep All-American honors and was rated the second-best defensive back in the nation Also named Super Prep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to picking up Prep Star and Student Sports All-American accolades, and was a finalist for Houston Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year Award Two-time unanimous All-District selection During his prep career, he made 13 interceptions As a senior in 1999, he made 90 tackles, including six for losses, had four interceptions and recovered three fumbles As a junior, he made seven interceptions, returning two for scores .Lettered in track for coach James Smith As a senior in 2000, the track team was 22AAAA district champs In 1999, he ran on the 4 x 100 relay team (40.6) which won the district title Also was a forward on the basketball team.