TSV Scouting Department

Antone Exum

Report Prepared By John Harris

Antone Exum Photo: Si.com

Breakdown:

#1
Class: Senior
Height: 6'
Weight: 220 lbs.
School: Virginia Tech
Bio:
  • Only played three games in 2013, tore his ACL playing pickup basketball in Jan 2013
  • Honorable mention All-American (2012)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2012)
  • 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl MVP
  • Led the Hokies with five INT (2012)

**Scouting report prepared by former Jet/Texan Marcus Coleman

Pros

  • Very good size, listed at 6’1 220 pounds and has long arms.
  • Has decent hip flexibility but slightly stiff
  • Good straight line and closing speed but not elite.
  • Good ball skills with good hands (5 INT’’s 2012)
  • Locates and plays the ball well.
  • Has the size and speed to matchup with bigger targets
  • Average read/recognition skills
  • Decent patience at the LOS in press coverage with ability to use length to reroute receivers

Cons

  • Doesn’t use size and length enough at the LOS in press coverage.
  • Not a consistent or physical tackler.
  • Needs to be more explosive and do a better job wrapping up and setting edge in run game.
  • In off coverage he shuffles, plays high, and doesn’t use his pedal. Also tends to look in the backfield too much.
  • Vulnerable to double moves
  • Injury status and durability

Film Room

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3:13 In off coverage, he’s late breaking on the route but does a good job closing to the WR, using his length and ball skills to make the play.

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2:54 In soft press, he's too high and back on his heels, which causes him to break late on the route and miss the tackle.

Report

The former Hokie has the size and ability to be an NFL defensive back, but as a safety not a corner.  He probably would've transitioned over to safety with the depth the Hokies had at CB in 2013 had everyone been healthy, Exum included.
 
As such, the Combine and Exum's Pro Day are immensely important to show full recovery from ACL and ankle injuries.  If he proves that he's fully recovered, then he's an intriguing day two prospect.  If not, he'll be a day three project.

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