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Chris Culliver
Round 3, Pick 80
Position: S
Class:  5Sr
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6-0.5
WT: 199
40 Time: 4.38
Biography: Three-year starter at both safety and cornerback. Senior totals included 34 tackles with two passes broken up in seven games. Missed the second half of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. All-Conference selection as a junior with 62 tackles. Experienced kick returner.

Positives: "Versatile defensive back with adequate size. Breaks down well, displays effective footwork in all directions of the field, and plays with good quickness. Effective facing the action and displays good recognition of routes in zone coverage. Physical, fights hard to defend the throw, and shows aggressiveness in run defense. Displays a good burst of straight line speed and quickly closes to the action."

Negatives: "Struggled at cornerback last season, reacting slowly to receivers' moves off the line and struggling to stay downfield with them. Does not always play to his timed speed. Not a strong or sturdy defensive back. Struggles getting off blocks to make plays. Coming off an injury."

Analysis: "When healthy and at the top of his game, Culliver can be a productive defensive back who is best lined up in a zone system facing the action and can help in the return game. He must get back to full health but is worth developing for the future."

Projection: 3-4
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