Marshon Lattimore NFL Draft Profile
Marshon Lattimore-DB-Ohio State
Size: 6’1 192lbs
- Great hip movement
- Solid tackler
Analysis: Marshon Lattimore uses his disruptive inside hands to slow the release and can punch out of his pedal. Patient from his press, utilizing well-timed opening to match the receiver. Plays with explosive hip flip that jump-starts him into top speed when forced to turn and run. Has balance and footwork to remain in phase with target throughout the route. Has electric, flat-footed closing burst. Can shadow a nine route from release to completion. He was targeted 35 times this season and credited with 14 passes defensed, including four interceptions. Has burst and instincts to make plays from any coverage asked of him. Forceful open-field tackler. Works through blockers to get to both wide receiver screens and running plays. Wrap-up hitter who sees what he hits.
- Needs to read QB rather than WR
- One-year wonder?
Analysis: Lattimore was certainly impressive this past season with Ohio State, but he has only one year of starting experience and wasn’t tested by high-end receiving talent very often. Will be much tougher to consistently slow NFL receivers with jam and might have to learn to play some off coverage. Hamstring injuries will be a huge concern for scouts heading into the draft. His hamstrings gave him so much trouble that he eventually had surgery, causing him to miss his freshman year. Though he played in seven games in 2015 (five tackles), he couldn’t finish the season due to the chronic issue coming up again.
NFL Comparison: Sean Smith
Draft Projection: Round 1
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