CB, Coye Francies, San Jose St.
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Cornerback||Height: 6-1|
|Position 2: Free Safety||Weight: 185|
|Projected Round: 3rd-4th||40time: 4.63|
|Bench Reps: 24||Vertical: 36|
|20yd Split: 2.60||Broad Jump: 10'3"|
|10yd Split: 1.53||20yd Shuttle: 4.24|
|3 Cone Drill: 6.81|
Pros: Good frame to add additional mass. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Loose hips to turn and run with receivers. ... Good agility. ... Can plant and drive out of his cuts. ... Good awareness in coverage
Cons: Lighter than scouts would like, especially considering his height. ... Especially thin in the hips and lower legs.
Styg's Broncos Fit: A very thin, quick player, he lacks any kind of lower-body power or explosiveness, but is still a very consistent tackler. He also has great vision and watches the field well, including as a kick returner, where he averaged over 22 yards per return. Good hands and understanding of when to time his jumps and breaks. Is successful when playing physical, tight coverages, which could make him an asset, but can't rely on getting his hands on receivers in the NFL. Very smart about taking proper angles and breaking down before a tackle, which helps him make stops. All in all a safe prospect who needs to add some bulk to take his game to the next level.
From "My Broncos Mock Draft":
Coye Francies has seen his stock soar as of late but still has a lot of questions surrounding whether he could break even into the third round. If you ask me though he won't even though he should. Francies is a great player who is tight in coverage and has excellent speed. He is smooth and fluid with his hips and changes direction well. Even with the signings of Andre Goodman and Champ Bailey already in place the Broncos not only need depth but a bit more of a future. Coye Francies could battle Jack Williams or Josh Bell, or whoever we hope to build this Defensive Backs squad around in the future and be a great Special Teams player for now or come in situational.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:
Francies was kicked off Oregon State following the 2006 season after being charged with possession of a loaded firearm. Charges were dismissed and Francies has had no other know character problems. At OSU he looked good in a slightly limited role. He went on to star at San Jose State across from Christopher Owen. Francies is intriguing because of his size and upside due to limited experience. He may not be a starter immediately and is best suited for man coverage.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Also a pretty good kick returner (22.9 avg. in college)...Older brother Diamond played football at Sacramento St...Spent two years at American River Junior College...Transferred to Oregon St. in 2006 and had a very promising first season with the Beavers...Arrested and charged with possession of a loaded firearm in June of 2007 and even though the charges were later dropped he was dismissed from the team...Sat out the '07 season and redshirted after transferring to San Jose St...Plans to pursue a masters degree in biology...Not a finished product but is a big time talent with all the physical tools you look for. [see more...]
- Francies is one of those rare physical specimens who carries a high boom-bust factor into the 2009 NFL Draft. His best asset is speed -- with a 4.35 40 time (2009 time), Francies showed he can run with most NFL receiver. He showed great closing speed, good tracking technique and he plays the ball well while in the air. Francies reacts quickly on plays in front of him and also showed good adjustments when backpedaling. A workout warrior, he will show up to support the run and does not shy away from contact. There were character concerns early on in his career, but he had a model stint at San Jose State. [see more...]
- Possesses a tall, angular frame with good length and body control in bump coverage. Does a great job extending his arms and re-routing receivers off the line. Is very fluid and flexible in the hips and has the ability to turn and run with defenders down the field. Gets in and out of his breaks quickly and has an impressive closing burst that allows him to break on the ball. A better tackler than his frame leads you to believe. [see more...]
- The on-field book on Francies: a cornerback and kick returner. Aggressive, tough, fluid hips, good ball skills. Solid awareness in coverage. Nice closing burst. Super open-field tackler.
NFL scouts say that he entered the combine a projected second- or third-round pick. After his 40-yard dash times of 4.56 and 4.62, they believe he could slide to the fourth or fifth round. His pro day workout at the San Jose State campus on March 20 is largely about his 40 time. If he scoots faster, he will once again ascend. [see more...]