Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Tony Conner

Safety
School: Mississippi | Conference: SEC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Four-year starter as a hybrid strong safety who made 41 tackles (3.5 for loss) with five pass breakups in 2016. Limited to five games as a junior in 2015 due to a torn meniscus suffered in September, finishing with 17 tackles (four for loss). Led all SEC defensive backs with nine tackles for loss as a sophomore and ranked second on the team with 69 tackles, adding one sack and one interception. Named to the SEC All-Freshman team and received Freshman All-American consideration after making 66 tackles (five for loss) with one sack, one interception and six pass breakups in 2013.
Pos: 
Large, forceful safety best defending the run. Aggressive, tough and works to make plays on the ball. Quick up the field, aggressively defends the run and is a secure tackler. Works well with cornerbacks and displays solid ball skills. Possesses a short burst.
Neg: 
Shows little in the way of lateral speed. Possesses average change of direction. Seemingly lost a step off the knee injury from 2015.
Analysis: 
Conner is a forceful college safety who lacks next-level speed and may struggle finding a place in the NFL.