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Adrian Aye-Darko
SI Grade
2.88
Position: Class:
5Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-2, 210
40 Time:
4.71

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter at strong safety who totaled 58/3/1 as a senior after 58 tackles and five pass breakups the prior year.

POSITIVES: Aye-Darko has been a consistent player at Duke, and he offers potential for a defense that primarily employs zone coverage or as a conventional strong safety.

NEGATIVES: Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range, and does not cover a lot of area on the field. Average skills in coverage, and struggles making plays with his back to the ball.

ANALYSIS: Tough, run-defending safety effective facing the action. Displays a sense of timing, shows skill in zone coverage, and possesses good hands for the interception. Takes proper angles to the action, picks up assignments, and squares into tackles. Shows a burst of straight-line speed, and is a willing run defender who works to make plays up the field.

PROJECTION: FA

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