Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Justin Layne

Cornerback
School: Michigan State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.6 / 192 | 40: 4.50 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.09
Projected Round
2nd
Pos: 
Long, athletic shutdown corner with big upside. Fluid pedaling in reverse, smooth in his hips and easily transitions with opponents off the line. Keeps the action in front of him, fires out of his plant and shows a closing burst. Effectively locates the pass in the air, shows good route recognition in zone and remains disciplined. Effectively shadows receivers on crossing patterns and has a nice move to the throw. Physical, mixes it up with receivers and sells out on the blitz. Explosive and throws his body around the field to stop the play. Displays terrific awareness in his all-around game.
Neg: 
Must improve the consistency of his backpedal as well as his overall mechanics. Has a thin build, which may lead to struggles at the next level.
Analysis: 
Despite just a single interception, Layne showed terrific progress last year. Rarely challenged by opponents on the college field, he comes with great upside and could eventually start at the next level if he continues to develop.