First-year starter who earned First Team All-Big Ten honors, making 41 tackles with four interceptions and nine pass breakups as a senior. Missed the 2014 season due to hamstring surgery and missed the end of the following season after aggravating the injury.
Explosive and opportunistic cornerback with a large upside. Fast, shows tremendous speed in a straight line as well as laterally and quick to recover. Easily stays step for step with opponents downfield, has a closing burst and explodes to the ball out of his plant. Follows opponents everywhere on the field, tracks the pass in the air and shows good hands for the interception. Competes to break up throws and gives effort defending the run.
Marginally effective on the blitz. Struggles handling bigger receivers and does not play strong football. Only one year of productivity.
Lattimore is a tremendous athlete who took his game to another level last season and can start on Sunday once he learns to do the little things properly.