If there’s one consistency in Jon Robinson’s draft approach, it’s the fact that he loves a versatile defensive back the coaching staff can move all over the field, like 2017 No. 152 overall pick Dane Cruikshank and 2019 No. 116 overall pick Amani Hooker. There are a number of those types of players that were left out of the Combine.
Levonta Taylor, CB, Florida State
Taylor is the latest in a long line of Seminole corners with big NFL aspirations, and he has the potential to be as good as any of them. It is an absolute travesty this man is not going to the combine. He allowed the fewest receptions per coverage snap of any defensive back in the country according to Pro Football Focus, and it wasn’t particularly close.
He always seems to know when he’s being targeted, and if he can’t make a play on the ball, he always makes the play on the receiver. He’s only 5’10”, which may be a concern, but his intelligence and play recognition make up for that.
Myles Dorn, S, North Carolina
Dorn is about as aggressive as a defensive back gets, and while that hurts him at times when teams try and take advantage of that, when it works it’s a beautiful thing to see.
He’s great at reading the quarterback’s eyes, and knows exactly what to do when he makes his read. He’s rarely out of position, but when he is his play recognition can close that gap enough to make any opposing passer think twice.
Jovante Moffatt, S, Middle Tennessee
I can tell you first-hand, as an MTSU student, Jovante Moffatt flies all over the field. The leading tackler on any team is usually an inside linebacker due to their proximity to the line of scrimmage, but Moffatt breaks that mold. He’s not just the team’s leading tackler, he’s the leading tackler in program history.
He’s got good speed and is best in zone coverage where he can roam the field and read the passer, so he may do well as a slot corner in the Titans’ 3-4 should Logan Ryan walk.
Nigel Warrior, S, Tennessee
Nigel Warrior definitely lives up to his last name, as this man is a thumper. Pair that with good play recognition and solid hands, and you have one of the most improved safeties in the SEC last season. He definitely could continue his development at the next level, and he has a quality starter ceiling to him.