In the next part of Rob Rang's series previewing players the Seahawks could take in the 2017 NFL Draft, Rang focuses on West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas. Listen to his breakdown of Douglas below plus check out a few highlights!
At the NFL Combine, Douglas measured 6'2 and 209 lbs while running a 4.59 second 40-yard-dash and posting 16 reps in the Bench Press, a 33.5 inch vert jump, 120 inch broad jump, 6.97 second three-cone-drill, and 4.26 20-yard-shuttle.
From NFL.com's player profile...
"STRENGTHS Tall, sporting an angular frame with good overall length. Very aware from zone coverage. Will roll out of his coverage area and overlap in order to make a play. Reads quarterbacks drops and will break early to race ahead of slants and make a play on the throw. Finisher when the ball is there to be had and flashed ball skills of a pro. Plays with strong hands. Able to go up high and win the 50-50 balls and needs very little time to have hands interception-ready. Good recognition of route combinations and will shift from pattern to pattern. Not a physical tackler but gets guys down. Length allows him to catch stray running backs breaking contain.
WEAKNESSES Tall corner who plays upright in his pedal, which affects his balance and transition quickness. Very average in his pattern matching and has below average closing burst to the ball. Won't be able to match quick-footed receivers from press coverage. Athletic and coverage limitations could limit his scheme fits. Doesn't have the downfield juice to stick with burners on go routes. Makeup speed is below average. Inconsistent hitter who may lack necessary aggressiveness as tackler to project to safety. Defaults to arm tackles.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 3
NFL COMPARISON Daryl Worley"