Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jarrod Franklin

Safety
School: Tulane | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11 / 202 | 40: 4.62 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.81
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who made 72 tackles (eight for loss) with one sack, one interception and eight pass breakups in 2017. Posted 78 tackles with an interception and a sack as a junior. Tallied 74 tackles (five for loss), 1.5 sacks and three PBUs in 2015. Started two games at nickel back as a true freshman before redshirting the following season.
Pos: 
Tough run-defending safety best playing downhill. Fires up the field, sells out on the blitz and flies around the action to make plays. Displays a good head for the ball and solid change of direction and wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Lacks great range and speed out to the flanks. Cannot cut off the sidelines from ball carriers. Inefficient.
Analysis: 
Franklin is a solid run-defending safety but lacks size and speed for the next level. He comes with a special-teams mentality, which is the only way he’ll make a Sunday roster.