Meet The Prospect: Marshon Lattimore

Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore has as much upside as any defender in the 2017 NFL class.

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School: Ohio State  Ht: 6-0  Wt: 195

Strengths

Lattimore meets the size thresholds teams look for at the corner position. He has light, quick feet and loose hips. Able to shadow receivers throughout the entire route tree. He excels in man and zone coverage and shows the ability to play press, off our bail coverage. Displays solid route recognition and diagnosis quickly. Has the burst to break on balls and the makeup speed to recover if needed. Locates the ball well and is able to transition with ease. Has solid hands and plays the ball like a wide receiver.

Although he is not an overpowering tackler, Lattimore shows a willingness in  support. Will scrap and do enough to get the ball carrier down.

Weaknesses

Lattimore has very few holes in his game. Just a redshirt sophomore, Lattimore does not have a ton of experience. The natural tools are truly elite, but he must continue to sharpen his technique on the NFL level to cash in on that immense potential. Has a tendency to lower his eyes and hope for the best when tackling, particularly against bigger ball carriers.


2017 NFL Draft Positional Rankings


Overall

Marshon Lattimore is easily among the top 2 corners in the 2017 draft class. He’ll continue to battle Sidney Jones for that top spot. Lattimore checks all the boxes when looking for a cornerback in the NFL. If he continues to mature as a player, there’s no reason why he don’t become an elite cover man.


2017 NFL Draft Early Entries


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Draft Position

Top 10

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