Scouting Report: Corey Yates
Name: Corey Yates School: Southern Mississippi Year: 6Sr Ht: 5-9 Wt: 180 40: 4.44 Pos: CB Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and collected 36 tackles with 2 interceptions while defending 9 passes. Sat on the sidelines the prior two seasons after tearing ligaments in both of his knees. Primarily used as a back-up his first two seasons on the active roster. Pos: Speedy corner who rebounded well off of major knee surgery. Fast, easily runs downfield with opponents then positions himself to make a play against the deep ball. Fluid in his hips, reads the receivers eyes and times pass defenses well. Fast running laterally with opponents and offers a closing burst of speed. Displays a good head for the ball, defends the run and takes good angles to the action. Neg: Slow transitioning off the line, prefers to side shuffle rather than backpedal and has trouble with big, bulky receivers. Prior knee injuries must be checked out. Analysis: Yates stepped up to the plate and had a big senior campaign displaying terrific athleticism and solid cover skills in 2003. Still, it may not be enough if medical red flags are thrown up after his knees are examined.
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