CB, Jairus Byrd, Oregon



CB, Jairus Byrd, Oregon

At A Glance
Position 1: Cornerback Height: 5-10
Position 2: Free Safety Weight:  207
Class:  Junior Age:  
Projected Round:  2nd  40time:  4.58
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  X Vertical:  X
20yd Split:  X Broad Jump:  X
10yd Split:  X 20yd Shuttle:  X
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros:  Well-built athlete. ... Good initial jam at the line of scrimmage. ... Loose hips to turn and run with the receiver. ... Can shadow the receiver due to very good lateral quickness and the ability to plant and go out of his cuts. ... Late explosive burst to close on the ball.

Cons:   More quick than he is fast. ... May lack the straight-line speed for a traditional man-to-man scheme.

Styg's Broncos Fit:  Another solid corner prospect who excels in being rough with receivers around the line and dictating how routes will be run.  May bite on play action, and is sometimes too aggressive with the hands, but has the quickness to mirror and stay with receivers through double moves and quick routes.  Probably doesn't have the speed to catch up consistently and will benefit from zone responsibilities, where he has demonstrated a good feel for his teammates.  Solid tackler, but not much explosive power.

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From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:

The first thing you notice about Byrd is his good size for the position. Few cornerbacks can match is size and athleticism. Strong enough to jam receivers at the line when playing man with over coverage. Also uses his strength to re-direct a receiver's route and not get called for a penalty. Very good hands. Finished his career with 17 interceptions, one shy of the Oregon school record. Solid bltizer, even though he wasn't asked to that a lot while at Oregon. Works through trash nicely which is utilizes against the run. Also returns punts.

From "Being Bill Devaney-CBs" at Turf Show Times:

Byrd has great size, durability, and is great in the physical game.  He lacks in overall speed and will get beat by more talented receivers.  Is a bit of a ballhawk who recorded 17 interceptions in his career which is one short of the Oregon all-time record.

Highlights:

Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • The first thing you notice about Byrd is his good size for the position. Few cornerbacks can match is size and athleticism. Strong enough to jam receivers at the line when playing man with over coverage. Also uses his strength to re-direct a receiver’s route and not get called for a penalty. Very good hands. Finished his career with 17 interceptions, one shy of the Oregon school record. Solid bltizer, even though he wasn’t asked to that a lot while at Oregon. Works through trash nicely which is utilizes against the run. Also returns punts.  [see more...]
  • However, he is not a burner. Byrd lacks top end speed (4.56) and the burst to recuperate once he is beaten. He does not close quickly enough, and tends to lose contact with the ball. Often followed by play fakes, Byrd is better in zone coverage than in a man-to-man situation where his lack of speed could be masked  [see more....]
  •  A tall, strong athlete with good footwork and body control in his drop. Does a nice job re-routing receivers off the line and smoothly settling into zone coverage. Possesses very flexible hips for his size and is quickly able to redirect and burst toward the football. Showcases good instincts and does a nice job reading the quarterback’s eyes and making plays on the ball. Great hands and coordination when going up to make a play.  [see more..]

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