Marlon Humphrey NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’1 196lbs
- Aggressive and physical
- Fights through blocks well
Analysis: Marlon Humphrey comes from an athletic family–his father, Bobby, was a star on offense (running back) at Alabama. Marlon has the body type and athletic traits that are perfect for a defensive back. Fluid hips and hard-charging makeup speed. Well-versed in a variety of coverages. Plays with disciplined eyes and good balance between high-low responsibilities in zone. Good short-area acceleration to close out receivers and attack throwing lanes. Reactive athleticism helps erase coverage mistakes. Extremely competitive with an edge that spikes after he’s beaten. Tears through blocker and attacks downhill. Searches for opportunities to strip the ball; forced three fumbles in 2016.
- Impatient from bump-n-run
- Relies on athleticism too much
Analysis: You would think Marlon Humphrey would be schooled in technique like some of his teammates at their respective positions, but that’s just not the case. He will need a lot of work at the next level to perfect his technique, which right now is raw. He opens inside or outside too early rather than waiting for a clear declare from receiver. Struggles to stay in phase throughout the route and allows separation opportunities. Feet are fast but sloppy. Footwork becomes bulky and balance diminishes when matched against quality route workers. Plays a scrambling style of coverage that is too reliant upon his athletic gifts. Issues playing the deep ball are a concern. From off coverage, overreacts to route fakes and opens the door to a big play. Allowed more than 19 yards per completion as a starter. Can be slow to locate the ball and finds himself out of optimal position to play the ball.
NFL Comparison: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
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