Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
40 Time: 4.47
Grade: 6.5C (Grading Scale)
Arms: 31 3/4 Hands: 9 5/8
Vertical: 33″ Broad: 9’8″ 3 Cone:7.06 Short Shuttle: 4.29 Bench: 14
Strengths: Pellerin is a tall and long CB – Fluid athlete, unlike a lot of taller CB, Pellerin exhibits smooth and fluid hips and the ability to turn hips and change direction – Can flip hips in both directions and run vertical with WR – Pellerin is an excellent zone corner, reads the QB – Is aggressive when in zone, shows a great ability to drive on routes and close – Quick feet, can stick foot in the ground and drive on the ball – Anticipates the ball being thrown and often beats the WR to the spot – Has the ability to separate the WR from the ball – Exhibits a smooth transition in and out of his breaks, no wasted steps – While he wasn’t asked to play man to man often, he has the length, strength and movement skills to be a good man to man corner – Good speed for a tall corner, timed at 4.47 at the combine – Relatively new to the corner position, only playing it for three seasons – Room for improvement is great – Former safety, has the ability to play FS if need be – Very well spoken kid, understands the game and has a good feel for coverages and his responsibilities.
Weaknesses: Pellerin has the small school label and the level of competition is questionable – Gets over-aggressive with his breaks on the ball, tries to make the big play instead of keeping the receiver in front of him – Man to man coverage skills and technique need improvement – Will have to learn how to play physical without clutching or grabbing the WR – Pellerin might take a little longer to reach his ceiling, compared to other players – Tackling technique is poor, needs to be more willing to come up and support in the run game.
There are a handful of intriguing small school DB prospects this year. Pellerin, with his combination of size, speed, athleticism and ability to make plays on the ball, is perhaps the best. He really impressed me at the combine with his smooth hips and ability to transition in and out of his breaks. Pellerin should be in play for teams in need of a DB from the beginning of round four on.
Last Updated: April 7, 2012