4. Nasir Adderley, Delaware
6-0, 206: How much do you care that he played at Delaware?
Of course working at an FCS level matters to a point, but everything else is in place to be an instant starter with the right size and right ball skills.
All over the field with 11 interceptions 22 broken up passes, and 194 career tackles, he’s a true tweener with corner skills in the body of a safety. But there are knocks.
He’s going to misfire once in a while, and there will be more than a few lapses in coverage, but the bigger problem will be his position. Again, he can do a little of everything, but that’s not necessarily a plus. He’s as versatile as they come, but he’s going to need a little while to become a killer true safety.
But that’s why the NFL coaches and GMs get paid – figure it out.
The upside is extraordinary and the smarts and instincts are there to be okay right away. Live though the early mistakes, and there’s a Pro Bowl athlete ready to come out on the other side.
Projected Round: Second
Real Value: Second