Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Dane Cruikshank

Cornerback
School: Arizona | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 208 | 40: 4.41 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.54
Projected Round
4th
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 75 tackles (5.5 for loss) with three interceptions, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and five pass breakups in 2017. Tied for the team lead with two interceptions and posted 60 tackles and seven PBUs as a junior. Redshirted the 2015 season after transferring from junior college.
Pos: 
Athletic defensive back best facing the action. Possesses rare size, plays physical football and displays explosion. Athletic, displays good awareness in coverage and gives effort against the run. Tracks the pass in the air, adjusts to the ball and makes a lot of athletic interceptions and pass deflections. Fluid in transition off the line, displays an explosive closing burst and wraps up tackling. Fast up the field against the run and squares into ball carriers.
Neg: 
Inconsistent, in large part because he was often moved around the field. Struggles to make plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: 
Cruikshank possesses the size and athleticism to start at cornerback or safety at the next level. He needs to fine-tune his game but has incredible upside potential in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage.