Scouting the NFL Draft: Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara
by Wade Perry
Posted April 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Photo courtesy of Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
FinestPreps.com will not only be bringing fans coverage of college football and college basketball recruiting but coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft as well.
Sure you’ve probably been bombarded with analysis from all different angles but here at FinestPreps.com we wanted to join the mix as well.
The NFL Draft is an event which attracts some of the most attention of any event in all of sports.
Every year NFL fans and football junkies tune in to get a glimpse of their future.
It gives them hope that someday their beloved franchise will turn it around.
So who are some of the stars in the NFL Draft you should be looking for?
NFL Draft writer Brian Vornberg recently stopped by to give FinestPreps.com his analysis of some of his favorite players in the draft.
Brian has written draft articles for various NFL Draft publications over the years–including CraveOnline.com and NFL Draft Bible.
Who’s the first prospect he’s taking a look at?
Let’s get down to his analysis of his first prospect–DB Prince Amukamara of Nebraska.
Prince Amukamara–DB–Nebraska–6’0″, 206 lbs.
Prince Amukamara is one of the most consistent and smart cornerbacks that any NFL team will come across. He is a strong, physical tackler who rarely misses and is also very solid in coverage, breaking up passes whenever he gets a hand on them. What stands out most about Amukamara is his ability to read and dissect plays quickly. He is extremely smart and has a great football IQ. His size and nimble footwork follow suit and are just as rock solid as his natural ball skills and football instincts. He lacks elite explosiveness and speed but makes up for it with his solid technique and work ethic. Amukamara’s durability and production cannot be overlooked and will give him a high ceiling at he next level. Initially, Amukamara has strong hands to be able to jam receivers at the line and throw them off of their routes. He also has the fluidity in his hips to turn and stay with the receiver through the completion of the route. For this reason he will excel in man coverage. This former Nebraska Cornhusker is solid and well-rounded in all aspects of his game. He’s one of the most natural looking prospects at his position in quite some time.
Brian Vornberg is a contributing writer for FinestPreps.com. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments and feedback are welcome.
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