Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jamal Peters

Cornerback
School: Mississippi State | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 218 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.34
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Large, skilled cornerback with a developing game. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action and explodes to the play. Hard hitter who drives his shoulders through opponents. Smoothly flips his hips in transition, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route and gets his head back around to track the pass. Effectively times his pass defenses and displays a nice move to the throw. Gets vertical and uses body positioning to defend the pass. Shows a burst to the ball out of his plant and makes a lot of athletic plays.
Neg: 
Struggles to cover receivers on crossing patterns. Slow to transition back to the pass downfield, which hurts his ability in man coverage. Stiff and slow in his backpedal and in reverse. Has a knee injury that must be checked out.
Analysis: 
Peters is a physical specimen who showed continued improvement the past two seasons and offers ability at cornerback or even inside at safety in a variety of systems. If he's healthy, he can impact the defense in a number of ways this coming season, but he needs time to continue developing his game.