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2017 NFL DRAFT
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Hamza Abdullah

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 214 | College: Washington State
 
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Overview

Considered a better athlete than his older brother, Hamza, also a former WSU Cougar now playing for the Denver Broncos, Husain has the size and speed scouts are looking for and was an effective ball-hawk throughout his career. Despite his athleticism and three starting seasons, Abdullah lacks the instincts scouts prefer at the position, making him a late-round developmental prospect.

Analysis

Positives: Long, lean build with room for additional growth. … Best attribute might be his agility and straight-line speed. … Reads the quarterback's eyes and can break on the pass. … Good late burst to close and the body control to make the tough interception. … Good lateral quickness to break down in space and make the secure tackle. … Has struggled in terms of reading the action and reacting quickly throughout his career, but was more consistent in this area as a senior despite playing with an inexperienced secondary.

Negatives: Lacks preferred instincts for the position - especially for a player with his experience. … Often a step late to react. … Takes questionable angles in pursuit, leading to unnecessary extra yards gained by opponents. … Lacks bulk and though generally a reliable open-field tackler, lacks any real pop in his hitting.

 
 
 

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