Biography: Two-year starter who also saw action with the first team as a sophomore. All-Conference selection last season after totals of 40/1/13. Junior numbers included in 2/1/12.
Positives: Instinctive cornerback who plays a physical game. Displays good footwork in all directions of the field, quickly breaks to the action, and has a nice burst out of his plant. Physically beats down opponents to defend the throw or stop the run.
Negatives: Occasionally bites on the play-action pass or receivers moves. Poor hands for the interception.
Analysis: Pender has been a solid cornerback on the college level and offers potential in the NFL for a zone system. Needs to brush off the rough edges of his game yet could make a competent dime back.
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