BIO: Four-year starter and an academic All-Big Ten Player every season since his sophomore campaign. Awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 45/1/9.
POSITIVES: Undersized defensive back who possesses top speed and explosion. Solid back-pedaling in reverse, quickly plants on the throw and displays a good move on the ball. Diagnoses the action, fires up the field defending screen plays and possesses an excellent closing burst. Fluid and quick transitioning to run with opponents.
NEGATIVES: Easily gives up positioning to opponents, misjudges defenses and has difficulty covering large receivers. Tends to knock down ballcarriers rather than wrap up at the point.
ANALYSIS: A speedy defensive back who will struggle matching up against NFL receivers, Starks has abilities in nickel packages or zone systems. Feisty and plays to his 40 time, which will endear him to a coach at the next level.