BIO: All-Conference as a junior after posting 65/2/9. Sophomore totals included 68/7/6.
POSITIVES: Excellent athlete with top cover skills. Reads the quarterback, displays sideline-to-sideline range and quick locating the ball. Possesses a burst of speed, gets vertical and adjusts to defend the throw. Displays footwork in reverse, hip movement in transition, and ability in man coverage over the slot receiver. Explosive up the field in run defense and takes good angles to the action. Solid special teams player.
NEGATIVES: Inconsistent hands for the pick. Got beat often as a junior.
ANALYSIS: Physical and athletic, Pool is an efficient center fielder effective defending the run or covering the pass. Offering the potential in a variety of defenses, Poole is natural defensive back with an excellent head for the game. Should see plenty of playing time as a rookie.