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1. Trae Waynes- Cornerback- Michigan State
Size: 6’1 182lbs
2013 Stats: 50 tackles 3 INTs
2014 Stats: 43 tackles 1 sack 3 INTs

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Strengths:

  • Good size- long arms
  • Competitive
  • Great in man coverage- allowed 2 TDs in 2 years
  • Good tackler
  • Well coached

Analysis: Waynes is the best man to man cover corner in the draft class.  In Mark Dantonio’s great defensive system, you can assured Waynes was taught the right way to play defensive back.  Not afraid of contact, Waynes is a valuable asset in run defense, but my favorite stat is his 2 TDs allowed at Michigan State– in 2 years. He reminds me a lot of Richard Sherman, but Waynes size is more attractive to NFL scouts.

Need to Improve:

  • Too many flags
  • Plays upright
  • Unproven in zone coverage
  • Too confident at times

Analysis: Listed in Waynes strengths is his physicality, but that can also be a negative when it consistently results in penalties. I saw him on tape hold receivers too much, especially early in their routes, which at the next level referees will prey on.  With good hip bend, Trae’s coverage skills can improve even more–he will have to show his ability in zone coverage, something he was not asked to do often in college.

Round Prediction: 1

NFL Comparison: Richard Sherman

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