Brandon Joseph
Defensive Back from Northwestern 2021 Draft Profile
Brandon Joseph
Height
6-1
Weight
182 lbs
College
Northwestern
Position
DB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
College Station TX
79/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank
4.49
FortyYD Time

Brandon Joseph DB Northwestern Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Savvy cover skills to recognize and anticipate routes. Understands what's coming and has good ball skills.
  • Aware zone cornerback who is also adept in man coverage, flashing physical hand punch at the line and straight-line speed to stay with receivers downfield.
  • Has at least adequate straight-line speed and good balance, fluidity to change direction.
  • Alert defender for zone coverage, showing good understanding of route progressions occurring behind him and a quick burst downhill to break on underneath passes in front of him.
  • Reads the QB and gets good breaks on the ball. Bigger hitter than his slight frame implies. Closes quickly and generates explosion.
Weaknesses
  • Needs work on backpedaling to prevent defenders from getting behind him.
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
  • Needs to get stronger. Too easily lost in the trash. Not a sudden athlete and shows body stiffness when attempting to quickly redirect.
  • Lacks the recovery speed to catch receivers if he waits for them to arrive.

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