November 26, 2011; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (1) has a pass broken up by Clemson Tigers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (15) in the first quarter of the game at the Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Profile: CB Coty Sensabaugh

With the 155th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans chose CB Coty Sensabaugh out of Clemson. At first glance, this pick looks like a reach.

Most draft guru’s have his talent graded at 6th-7th round. The only thing that saves this pick is the Tennessee Titans history of picking great CB’s late in the draft, such as Jason McCourty (6th round), Cortland Finnegan (7th round), and Alterraun Verner (4th round).

The Titans front office isn’t blind and I’m sure they’ve seen those ratings by other teams. They must see the potential in him to take him two to three rounds earlier than expected.

Sensabaugh is a 5’11- 189 lbs CB who ran a 4.4 40-yard dash at the combine. One of the biggest impressions he made on scouts this past season was when we was matched up against South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery and held him to only two catches.

Here’s what says about him:

Sensabaugh has seen his value rise in the past season since becoming a starter for Clemson. He is the cousin of Cowboys starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh. He displayed good athletic ability and has value as a sixth-round pick.


Sensabaugh is an athletic corner who was a late boomer. He displayed the ability to cover top prospects in his senior year and is savvy around the ball. He is smooth when transitioning and can flip his hips well. Sensabaugh is better at man than zone, and he has shown the tackling ability to contribute on special teams.


Sensabaugh has not started many games, and some scouts see him benefiting from his cousin’s rise with the Cowboys. He is an athletic mover but will need to develop his technique at the next level.
Via CBS:
Coty Sensabaugh was a football, basketball, and track star in high school, as well as a good student. Sensabaugh broke into Clemson’s secondary rotation as a redshirt Freshman in 2008, and observed his playing time grow to starter by 2010. Stats were 5 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass defensed in 2008, 13/1/1 in 2009, 31/1/1 in 2010, and 48/1/13 in 2011. Sensabaugh also played ST coverages including gunner on punt coverage. Sensabaugh looks like a track star, with a thin build, long arms, and high hips. During his senior season, Sensabaugh was given a lot of press man coverage assignments, and provided consistently tight coverage. As an NFL Draft prospect, Sensabaugh offers quality man coverage skills, speed, and ST contribution. Hips
are smooth enough for corner duty. A bit light for safety consideration, Sensabaugh makes a good effort to tackle, but is not a strong or robust tackler. Best fit in the NFL would be with a team that uses a lot of man coverage, initially as a back-up CB and gunner. Must get stronger for starter consideration.

We’ll have to wait till preseason before we can really start to get a feel for him.


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