Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Maurice McKnight

Safety
School: San Jose State | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11 / 200 | 40: 4.63 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.03
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Four-year starter who made 88 tackles (three for loss) with one forced fumble and eight pass breakups in 2017. Named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West as both a sophomore and a junior. Recorded 68 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three PBUs in 2016. Matched the team lead with two forced fumbles and posted 100 tackles (five for loss) with one interception and two pass breakups in 2015. Started six games as a true freshman and tallied 66 tackles (three for loss), one interception, two sacks, two forced fumbles and five PBUs.
Pos: 
Aggressive run-defending safety best playing downhill. Keeps the action in front of him, fires up the field and displays suddenness. Gives effort against the run, works hard to get involved in the action and drives his shoulders through tackles. Tracks the pass in the air, takes proper angles to the action and has a nice move to the throw.
Neg: 
Possesses average long speed. Lacks great range.
Analysis: 
McKnight has the size and temperament to back up at strong safety and play special teams at the next level.