BIO: Four year starter that.s played 51 games with the first team. All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 61/4/17. Junior totals included 73/3/16.
POSITIVES: Productive collegiate cornerback who has flown under the radar screen in scouting circles. Instinctive, reads the action and quickly locates the ball in the air. Displays the ability to run downfield with opponents, has a burst of closing speed and makes a lot of plays on the ball. Reads receivers eyes and quickly gets his head back around to defend the throw. Displays good concentration and stays with assignments. Comes up the field to help out in run support and will mix it up.
NEGATIVES: Stiff moving in reverse and very quick coming out of his back pedal. Not a sudden or explosive defender.
ANALYSIS: A productive collegiate defender, Franklin offers good skills for the next level. May never develop into a starting cornerback yet should be productive in nickel and dime packages as well as help out on special teams.