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Coby Bryant

CB Cincinnati 6-1 193 SR #7


 

GRADE: 83  OVR RANK: NR  POS RANK: (CB) NR
ARM LENGTH: 30 5/8″ // HAND SIZE: 9 3/8″
40YD: 4.54 (53%) // 10YD: 1.59 (55%) // VJ: 33″ (28%) // BJ: 10’02” (64%)
BP: 17 (84%) // SS: 4.33 (34%)// 3C: 7.31 (13%)

Projection: Will be a solid starter more quickly in a heavy zone scheme where he can use his processing, work on drive mechanics could make him more viable in a heavier man scheme. Draft Projection: Early Day 3 ~ GrindingTheMocks.com

Ravens Fit: An enigma for the Ravens. He has solid but not spectacular athleticism. He plays the game with a high degree of football intelligence and toughness. His man coverage skills in short areas make him a potentially versatile piece. But the Ravens would want him to stick as an outside CB and give depth to the room there, and he fits right now in a heavier Zone scheme. He could develop to play more Man but the development required is in his drive mechanics – you can’t bank on development when it’s muscle memory.
 
Overall Fit 3/5

Context

Played almost exclusively outside field CB.

Coverage

Good skills at the line of scrimmage. Good in press, with or without a jam. He has good hip fluidity and foot speed so he can match angles in soft shoe press but where he really excels is when he plays in press with a jam. He has very good play strength and excellent hand placement – he can rock most WRs backwards, even those with good play strength and varied release packages. These close quarters are where he is best when asked to play in man coverage. He is aggressive and tough – he’ll make it very difficult for the WR in the first five yards off the line of scrimmage. In shorter areas in man coverage he can mirror the WR and prevent targets. From off-man or squat coverage, when he can plant and drive on in-breaking routes from a standing start he can make plays on the ball. He can also read the receiver effectively and break more quickly because of his processing. From press man in shorter areas, he can open his hips with solid fluidity and has good transition mechanics. He also has good play strength to cover in shorter areas, taking advantage of the first five yards off the line of scrimmage.

On underneath routes with more traffic and confined spaces he covers most WRs except those with more explosion who can avoid contact with him. On deeper/intermediate routes he covers adequate WRs with his processing and transition mechanics. However, he does not drive on the ball well when transitioning from backwards movement to forwards, it takes too many steps to make the transition and there is a consistent false step before he plants his foot to drive. Better processing receivers with good salesmanship to their routes can get him to bite on double moves because he has to anticipate routes to get ahead of his deficiency. Finally, he has only adequate acceleration out of his transition, so more explosive receivers with more room to work on posts or deep digs can create separation at the break point. He’s much better in Zone coverage when he’s able to read the QB and keep everything in front of him more often. He has good ball skills and will generally pick the ball off when he gets his hands on it. He has good ball tracking/timing/hand placement when attacking the ball at the catch-point.

Run Support and Tackling

Outstanding force player. He plays with leverage and can shed and tackle runners. Makes really good decisions in run support and doesn’t give up big plays because of it. He makes good form tackles and can get most runners to the ground, even heavier Running Backs who he takes on with aggression and toughness. He brings his timing and placement from his ball skills to his tackling to cause a lot of fumbles.

SUMMARY
Likely best as an outside CB in a heavier Zone scheme. High processing and fluid hips but acceleration and drive mechanics deficiencies limit him. Outstanding force player in run support

PRODUCTION
SR: 44 Total Tackles, 3 FFs, 3 INTs, 11 PBUs
JR: 34 Total Tackles, 2 FFs, 4 INTs, 7 PBUs
INJURY: None

RAVENS FIT
Athleticism 3
Intelligence 5
Versatility 4
Grit 5
Scheme 2

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