Draft Profile: BioDJ Turner attended IMG Academy High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.889, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Turner opted to join Michigan after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Turner saw action in just one game and played a total of 11 snaps at Cornerback for the Wolverines. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Turner notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of .0.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 14 games and logged 620 snaps for the Wolverines. He made 34 tackles, 4 assists, and had 7 stops. In coverage he totaled 8 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 54.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
- Turner can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
- Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #31. He wrote, "He is the fastest guy on the Wolverines, having hit 23.07 mph on the GPS and run a 4.28 40 — out of a two-point stance, no less. His 3-cone time is even more stunning. He clocked a 6.29 this offseason, and strength coaches think he has a good shot at besting the combine record of 6.28, set in 2018 by Oklahoma’s Jordan Thomas. "
- Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Turner also does a nice job breaking down in space as a tackler after the catch.
- Has the change-of-direction ability to mirror underneath but did solid work out of press and off coverage.
- Does a good job getting his head around in time when playing with his back to the line of scrimmage. Has the ability to cover quickness underneath.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Feet aren’t ideal, as Turner gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
- Liability against the run. Turner gives effort but doesn’t have the power as a tackler or the ability to slip blocks.
- He runs well, but he doesn’t have elite recovery speed.
- He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Turner is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.
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