Originally posted by Ninefan56:
Originally posted by jreff22:
He was compared to Peterson in measurable, just didn't have the experience. Still need to draft a CB next year but Chris playing the nickel looks good.
How was he compared to Peterson? Size, speed, ability to defend passes, smooth hips, ball awareness?
Patrick Peterson Height:
219 lbs.Arm Length:
32 in.Hand Size:
9 1/4 in.College:
Chris Culliver Height:
199 lbs.Arm Length:
31 1/4 in.Hand Size:
8 5/8 in.College:
Injuries are clearly a red flag as Culliver heads into the NFL. He also needs to work on his angles when defending the run and he gets lost in coverage a little too frequently. At the same time, though, his potential is enormous. Culliver has good size at 6'0'' and 199 pounds and he has been clocked as fast as 4.32 in the 40-yard dash. A versatile defender, Culliver played both free safety and cornerback during his stay in South Carolina. As if his athletic prowess was not already obvious, he turned in a 38.5'' vertical jump at the combine.
Showed good instincts as a free safety. While aggressive, Culliver was rarely out of position and showed the discipline to stay home on trick plays and misdirection. Reads the eyes of the quarterback and gets a good break on the ball. Normal acceleration with a late burst to close. Quick, active hands in press coverage. Understands zone concepts and due to his experience at free safety and cornerback, understands the role of each member of the secondary. Has quick feet to stop, pivot and accelerate quickly. Competes for the jump ball well, showing an explosive vertical and good timing. Shows a late burst to close. Has natural return skills. Prefers to cut the legs out from under the ball-carrier for his tackles, but is more than willing to lower his pads and lead with the shoulder.