BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and awarded All-Conference honors ever since. Led the team in tackles last season, posting 92/3/3 after a career-high 96 tackles the prior year.
POSITIVES: Strong, run-defending safety with marginal ball skills. Quick snuffing out the play, flashes on the scene and has a burst of closing speed. Strong, defeats blocks on his way to the action and takes good angles to the play. Flashes cover skills in zone.
NEGATIVES: Not effective in deep center field. Does not have a decisive move to the throw and is slow getting to the spot laterally.
ANALYSIS: Possessing outstanding size/speed numbers, Pollard is a traditional strong safety who may fit in as a weak-side linebacker in certain systems. Should flourish in a scheme that reduces his lateral area assignments.