CB – Morehead State University
“Shut down corner.” It’s a title few even attempt to achieve. Morehead State counted on Braylyn Cook to do just that, and he delivered. Sticky in coverage his ability to compete for the ball jumps out at you. When you look at his stats you note he played with consistency. The man is building on the number of hours it takes to master his craft and has been storing those defensive images in his brain since high school. Listed as a CB his physical nature reveals his past where he lined up at safety as well. He can play on the line or in off coverage. Works the QB but primarily “sticks” to his guy giving his defensive front time to pressure the QB. Tough, technical tackler who does it the right way. A playmaker who is a plus player for his team.
In today’s NFL personnel guys are gravitating to bigger corners. Cook has the height but is a bit light at just under 190 lbs. Throw in his level of competition and you have the two items scouts will nitpick in order to assess the player. His technique is (of course) not at the NFL level, yet.
Chris Harris Jr.
There just isn’t much to NOT like about this kid. He’s a football player who does it the right way. He wins his matchups in the film room before the game. This is a huge hurdle for many collegiate players who subsisted on athletic ability versus technique and study. He plays much bigger than his frame and that’s fine as he has room to grow via an NFL training table and weight room. A steady stream of interceptions and defended passes indicates his ball hawk nature. Predicted to run at or under the 4.5 range he has the speed to burn, a fantastic attitude, competitive nature and a work ethic to take him all the way. He showed no problems turning and burning, playing catchup or being physical on the edge. Check all the boxes on this guy, give him a solid environment to flourish and watch him grow into an All-Pro by the end of his first contract.
Draft his kid. You won’t be sorry.