BIO: Totaled 32/3/14 as a senior, also averaging 27 yards on 29 kick returns. Junior totals included 40/1/11 with a 23.7yard averages on 38 kick returns. Had an outstanding sophomore campaign and named Defensive co-MVP of the WAC after 54/4/16.
POSITIVES: One-time shut-down corner whose play has slipped. Smooth transitioning off the line, plays faster than his 40 time and reacts well to the ball. Quickly locates the pass in the air and fluid turning to make a play on the ball. Hard worker that studies film and does the extras to improve his game.
NEGATIVES: Played back on his heels as a senior. consistently got turned, hesitated and slow to react. Poor tackler that does more hitting than wrapping up.
ANALYSIS: After a brilliant sophomore campaign, Rutledge looked like a legitimate top-flight cornerback prospect for the NFL but things have dramatically changed. Possesses the physical skills to play at the next level must get back into the groove.