Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Scouting Report

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Strengths:

  • Well-built body
  • Athleticism
  • Willing and fierce striker
  • Quick to diagnose and support run
  • Plus play speed
  • Angles of pursuit
  • Vision
  • Versatile–can play all over in many schemes

Weaknesses:

  • Footwork needs work
  • High missed tackle numbers
  • Creates coverage holes with excessive drops from high-safety
  • Relies on athleticism over anticipation
  • Has gotten caught on fakes on tape
  • Want to see more production

Analysis: Gardner-Johnson is a versatile safety prospect who can play near the line of scrimmage or in a single-high look. He can blitz, support the run, handle zone duties or play man on big receivers and matchup tight ends–or play as a free, deep safety in other schemes. On tape, he is a step behind in his reads and reaction allowing completions that could be breakups. His versatility and talent could make him an early starter with a high-ceiling if he can put it all together. I expect a team to fall in love with him (no character concerns) and spend a first round pick on him.

Size: 5’11 210lbs

Draft Rank: No.2 Safety

NFL Comparison: Tony Jefferson

Draft Projection: 1st round

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