BIOGRAPHY: Three year starter who is being used at both cornerback and safety. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 50/1/5. Junior numbers included 41/5/8.
POSITIVES: Strong, athletic defensive back best facing the action. Possesses a burst of closing speed, plays with a good degree of suddenness and a strong tackler who wraps up ball carriers. Diagnoses the action, quick in run support and intimidates anyone who comes near.
NEGATIVES: Average lateral speed and does not show top sideline-to-sideline range. Struggles with his back to the ball and plays with very average fundamentals.
ANALYSIS: An imposing figure in the secondary, Stone is a prototypical strong safety who must keep the action in front of him.