Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jimmy Moreland

Cornerback
School: James Madison | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.2 / 175 | 40: 4.45 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.49
Projected Round
4th/5th
Pos: 
Terrific small-school defensive back who is also a game-changing return specialist. Instinctive, quick to read and diagnose and stays with assignments. Keeps the action in front of him, effectively positions himself against receivers to guard against the long throw and displays a good burst to the ball out of his plant. Effectively covers receivers on crossing patterns and displays a good move to the throw. Gives effort against the run and wraps up tackling. Terrific special-teams player.
Neg: 
Possesses average size and lacks a strong build. Does not always play to his 40 time. Overmatched by larger receivers.
Analysis: 
After a productive college career, Moreland stood out during Shrine Game practices, earned an invite to the Senior Bowl and turned in a terrific pro-day workout. He'll be one of the few non-combine players selected in the draft and has potential as a nickel or dime back who can also return punts and kicks.