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Mike Rumph | CB | Miami (FL) | Big East Conference
Selected by San Francisco 49ers in round 1, pick 27 (27 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'2 205 4.48 3.94
Mike Rumph
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Three-year starter that saw extensive playing time with the first unit as a true freshman. Second team All-Conference choice last season after totaling 30/0/7. First team All-League pick as a junior when the numbers were 41/1/11 after 75/4/4 as a sophomore, when again he was a second team All-Conference choice.

Big, strong physical corner best in press coverage. Plays up tight at the line of scrimmage, strong at the point of attack and gets a jam in on opponents, slowing their release off the snap of the ball. Uses his body to box out receivers, physical throughout the routes and gives opponents problems. Always willing to get involved in the action; quick moving up the field defending the run and wraps up tackling, easily bringing down ballcarriers on initial contact. Displays adequate footwork and does not do a bad job reading the quarterback. Not smooth or fluid in his hips, loses in transition turning to run with receivers off the line and rather easily gives up positioning to the inside. Has difficulty running laterally or following receivers out of their breaks. Not instinctive, slow to react and gets in trouble if backed off the line of scrimmage. A lot of athleticism and size and he'll be effective at the next level if used in the proper system. Early to mid Second Round.

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