BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors every season since his sophomore campaign. Posted 79 tackles as a senior. Registered a career-high 116 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Fierce, run-defending safety best up the field. Takes good angles to the action, aggressive and always looking to deliver the knockout blow. Quarterbacks the secondary, disciplined throughout the action and displays a good head for the ball. Fast in a straight line, wraps up tackling and throws his body around the action.
NEGATIVES: Marginal ball skills and lacks sideline-to-sideline range. Has difficulty in coverage and usually a half step late arriving on the scene.
ANALYSIS: Sized well and a defender explosive at the point of attack, Francisco is a one-dimensional prospect mostly effective stopping the run. His appetite for contact and willingness to get involved in the action will give him high grades with coaches. Could be effective in a two-deep system or a scheme that limits his lateral movement responsibilities.