McFadden has tremendous length. He does a great job of playing the ball in the air. McFadden is not afraid to stick his nose in and make a tackle. He can play in a variety of coverage (man, off-man, Cover-2, zone). He is definitely better at man coverage. McFadden will not be beaten physically by a receiver. He is highly productive. McFadden recorded four interceptions in the five games I watched. He was also only charged with one pass interference penalty in those five games.
23 tackles, 8 interceptions, 6 PBU
Today we are going to examine one of the top cornerback prospects. Tarvarus McFadden was a five-star prospect at American Heritage HS in Plantation, Florida. He was the #2 ranked corner coming out of high school. McFadden played little as a true freshman before exploding onto the scene as a sophomore. He was a first team All-American after nabbing eight interceptions. The picks came in eight different games.
GAMES WATCHED: 2016: Mississippi, Louisville, South Florida, North Carolina, Clemson
McFadden takes a lot of chances because he has the physical tools to do so. I saw two instances where he got a hand on the football but didn’t finish the play (against Mississippi & Louisville). This resulted in a big play the other way. I saw one play that made me question his long speed. Against USF, McFadden tried to turn and run with WR Rodney Adams (5th round pick/Vikings) and got smoked. This was the only time I saw this so it could have been an aberration. I noted earlier he wasn’t afraid to tackle, but that doesn’t mean he is very good at it.
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Tarvarus McFadden is one of the best of the new breed of tall corners with length. He has the physicality to dominate in man coverage. McFadden has plenty of speed to handle manning an island all to his self. I believe he is a better pure cornerback prospect than his former teammate Jalen Ramsey. I feel confident enough to say McFadden could be a top-5 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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