Jalen Catalon
Defensive Back from Arkansas 2021 Draft Profile
Jalen Catalon
Height
5-10
Weight
189 lbs
College
Arkansas
Position
DB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Mansfield TX
85/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank
4.48
FortyYD Time

Jalen Catalon DB Arkansas Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • Only average size for the position.
  • 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.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Lacks the recovery speed to catch receivers if he waits for them to arrive.

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