Rankings
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Player Display Name: 
Rasul Douglas

Cornerback
School: West Virginia | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 209 | 40: 4.59 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.68
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Junior college transfer who started one season with the Mountaineers. Tied for the FBS lead with eight interceptions in 2016 and made 70 tackles (3.5 for loss) with one sack, one forced fumble and eight pass breakups. Made eight tackles in a depth role in 2015.
Pos: 
Opportunistic cornerback with outstanding size. Aggressive, plays heads-up football and is rarely challenged by opponents. Fluid flipping his hips, loses nothing in transition and has a burst in the first 10 yards. Strong, mixes it up with opponents and engages receivers throughout the route. Possesses a closing burst and terrific hands for the interception as well as a sense of timing and anticipation on pass defenses. Effectively reads and diagnoses the play, gives effort defending the run and drives his shoulders through ball carriers, jarring the ball loose.
Neg: 
Stiff and mechanical pedaling in reverse. Ineffective backed off the line of scrimmage. Occasionally slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Deep speed is a concern.
Analysis: 
Douglas was not mentioned by scouts entering the season but turned in a terrific senior campaign and is now poised to be a middle-round choice. He offers terrific size and comes with a physical nature, but deep speed is an issue. His aggressiveness and strength point to press coverage as the best scheme for Douglas at the next level.