Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Marvell Tell III

Safety
School: USC | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.0 / 198 | 40: 4.52 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.58
Projected Round
4th
Pos: 
Explosive safety who keeps the action in front of him well. Very effective between the numbers, best playing downhill and aggressive. Quickly comes up the field to defend the run, drives his shoulders through ball carriers and hits hard. Takes proper angles to the action, wraps up tackling and brings opponents down at the point of attack.
Neg: 
Shows hesitation in coverage. Lacks great lateral speed to the sidelines. Inefficient.
Analysis: 
On film, Tell looks like a downhill defensive back who may be a one-dimensional strong safety. But he ran outstanding shuttle and three-cone times at the combine, which leads me to believe he has the ability to play center field and do more than just run downhill. He possesses the size and athleticism for the next level, and Tell could develop into a starter at the next level if properly coached.