BIO: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-America honors as a senior after 45/6/6. Ran two interceptions back for scores last year. Junior totals included 50/0/7. Handled both punt- and kick-return duties in the past.
POSITIVES: Game-impacting cornerback with top ball skills. Fluid transitioning off the line, displays outstanding playing speed and runs with opponents downfield. Quickly locates the ball and positions himself to defend the throw. Has a decisive move to the play. Possesses a good sense of timing and outstanding hands for the pick.
NEGATIVES: Bites on receivers. moves or fakes. Gets tall in his backpedal. Tends to do more hitting than wrap-up tackling.
ANALYSIS: With opposing quarterbacks consistently throwing away from him last year, Byrum developed into an outstanding cover corner. Offers potential in nickel packages during the early stages of his career with future ability as a starter.