BIO: 2003 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Finished his senior season with 80/3/12 after junior totals of 68/13/6. Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2000 when he posted 62/14/2.
POSITIVES: Instinctive, shut-down cornerback with both the physical and mental skills to immediately succeed at the next level. Displays a terrific backpedal off the line, can flip his hips and loses nothing in transition. Quick to locate the action and displays a great sense of timing. Tracks the deep pass and positions himself to defend the throw. Good ball skills and constantly around the action. Stays with opponents out from their breaks. Adjusts for the interception and shows good hands for the pick. Displays solid wherewithal and competes for the ball.
NEGATIVES: Beaten by larger opponents and not forceful defending the run.
ANALYSIS: A confident cornerback that produced throughout college, Straitís abilities translate well to the next level. Effective as a zone corner or backed off the line, he is an underrated prospect that should immediately compete for a starting job.