Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Avonte Maddox

Cornerback
School: Pittsburgh | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9 / 184 | 40: 4.39 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.36
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned Third Team All-ACC honors and made 27 tackles (four for loss) with four sacks, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 2017 despite missing two games with an arm injury. Posted 49 tackles (8.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks, three interceptions and eight PBUs as a junior. Tallied a team-high 75 tackles with three INTs and broke up 12 passes in 2015. Started six games as a true freshman and made 32 tackles with three PBUs.
Pos: 
Smallish cornerback with outstanding ball skills. Instinctive, plays heads-up football and remains disciplined with assignments. Quick-footed moving in every direction, effectively tracks the pass in the air and has an explosive closing burst. Keeps the action in front of him, stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks and competes to break up passes. Shows solid ball skills and gives effort defending the run.
Neg: 
Must improve his backpedal. Loses out to bigger pass catchers.
Analysis: 
Maddox is small in stature but plays big football and is a skilled cornerback who can be used in zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage.