Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Malik Gant

Safety
School: Marshall | Conference: C-USA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 209 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.27
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Nice-sized safety with average instincts. Breaks down well and goes after ball carriers. Drives his shoulders into running backs and works to intimidate receivers over the middle of the field. Keeps the action in front of him, takes proper angles and displays an explosive closing burst. Picks up coverage assignments and works to defend the throw.
Neg: 
Bites on ball fakes. Does not play with a sense of urgency. Poor long speed.
Analysis: 
Gant is a strong-safety prospect who has limited upside but comes with a special-teams mentality. If he improves his consistency, he has enough tools to make a roster as ninth defensive back.