Chimdi Chekwa scouting report

Chimdi Chekwa CB Ohio State
Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 191

Elite speed; has the athleticism to quickly recover from mistakes. A tough corner who isn’t afraid to get physical with bigger receivers. A willing tackler. Does a nice job stepping up in run support. Very fluid in man coverage; an elite athlete who can turn and run with any receiver. Tons of experience against top competition; a three year starter who also saw significant playing time as a freshman.
Lacks the elite size to be a dominant shutdown corner. Overaggressive at times; he’ll bite on fakes in an effort to go for the interception and occasionally gets beat deep. Doesn’t have great ball skills. Suffered a broken wrist in 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Chekwa lacks the raw skills and size necessary to be an elite prospect, but his speed and athleticism should make him a quality nickel corner at the very least. Having started for three years under Jim Tressel, you can be confident that he’ll come to camp ready to play a significant role as a rookie. He’s a very safe mid-round pick and could come off the board as high as the late 2nd round due to his impressive athleticism.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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