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Grading System
QUINTIN MIKELL
Position: S
Class: Sr
School: Boise St.
Conference: WAC
Ht., Wt.: 5'10, 206
40 Time: 4.61
Grade: 3.34

BIO: Impact defender the day he stepped on the field for Boise State. WAC Defensive Player of the Year last season after totaling 97 tackles with 5 1/2 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception and 11 pass defenses. All-Conference selection as a junior posting 87-7-2-2-10 when he led the team in tackles. WAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after registering a career high 118 tackles.

POSITIVES: Tough, competitive run stuffing safety best up the field. Disciplined, quick to recognize the action or pick up his assignments. Explosive in a straight liner yet also displays the skill to change direction and chase the ball carrier to the sidelines. Flies around the ball, squaring and wrapping up tackling.

NEGATIVES: Has difficulty in man coverage, not quick locating the ball in the air and better going forwards than in reverse.

ANALYSIS: Shorter than what one wants in a pure strong safety but could be effective in two deep zone coverage.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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