Jamell Fleming scouting report

Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma #32
Ht: 5’11″

Wt: 206

 
Strengths:
Adequate height and good overall bulk. Fairly reliable tackler and fundamentally sound in run support; breaks quickly towards the backfield and sets the edge consistently. Occasionally used on blitzes. Good ball skills when he turns his head in time to see it coming. Decent athleticism; has the fluid hips and quick feet to turn and stay with receivers. Experience on special teams coverage.
Weaknesses:
Willing to step up and play press coverage, but lacks the quickness to excel in this area and his beat off the first step too often. Takes far too many missteps and will get grabby with receivers to try to recover, which will result in a lot of flags at the next level. Instincts are limited; has the athleticism to stay with receivers, but lacks the ability to anticipate and stay one step ahead. Speed is only average; lacks the ability to recover once he’s beat.Tries to mirror the receiver and does not turn to play the ball often enough.
Comments:
Fleming has the size and athleticism to play at the next level, but he’s still raw. Right now Fleming’s game is all about reacting to the receiver, which he has the skills to do, but he needs to improve his ability to anticipate. As a corner, especially one without truly elite athleticism, you have to try to stay one step ahead which Fleming is not capable of at this stage in his career. As a result, he’s a developmental prospect, but does have the raw physical tools necessary to improve.
Videos:
2011 vs Iowa 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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