3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
5-11, 210: Already a strong prospect before the workout portion of the offseason fun, he went to the combine and posted a sub-4.5 40 and exploded with a. 36″ vertical.
Ultra-reliable, he’s a good, sound tackler who does a little of everything right. The size is fine, but he moves well on tape as well in his workouts – there’s little wasted motion. Best of all, the versatility is there to work in any scheme.
He’s fast enough to be find in any defense, and he can bring the thump, making 161 tackles to go along with his nine career interceptions in his three years.
From Day One he’ll be a pro’s pro, but he might just slip through the cracks a bit. He’s not quite a first round all-around talent, but the scouts are going to bang the tables for him early in the second.
Projected Round: Second
Real Value: Second