Saturday, May 12, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
DARRELLE REVIS: Pittsburgh, 5116 194 4.45. Junior entry. Three-year starter with good athletic ability and quick feet. Can plant and close on the ball quickly. Has a short area burst. Fluid and flexible in turns. Natural tools for a man-to-man cover corner. Hands look bigger and arms look longer on tape than measured. Good size and speed for position. Demonstrates speed (ran down Rutgers’ Ray Rice from behind) and quickness. Effective cover corner that is smooth. Plays both up in press and off man coverage. Good balance. Sudden change of direction. Will shed quickly and fill running lanes. Instinctive to read and react quickly. Can be physical on the line of scrimmage. Solid man-to-man coverage corner. Possesses press and turn and run ability. Reacts quickly to find the ball in the air. Good ball skills. More cradle catch than pluck. Wrap tackler. Will miss high if he’s not under control. Doesn’t always break down. Needs to improve the consistency in his back pedal and have fewer technique breakdowns. Will get bounced around on run support at times. Picks up speed as he goes down field. Has a knack to return punts. Once he turns the corner he displays long speed. Has returned punts for touchdowns for over 79 and 73 yards. Judgment on fielding ball needs to be improved. Misplayed several balls over his career. Not nifty footed as a returner but has quick feet as a corner. Cover two corner that is strong and can reroute receivers. First round. (A-32 ½, H-8 ¼, SS-4.08, VJ-38).