Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-American and all-Conference honors in both seasons. Had 59 tackles and 13 pass defenses as a senior after 64/5/11 as a junior.
Positives: "Polished cornerback with the ability to shut down opponents on a regular basis. Intelligent, effectively diagnoses the action, and displays good instincts. Jams receivers at the line of scrimmage and is physical throughout routes. Quick flipping his hips off the line and shows a burst to the ball out of his plant. Fast up the field to defend the run, aggressively puts his shoulders into ball carriers, and wraps up tackling. Sells out on the blitz. Not afraid to take chances for interceptions. Displays good route recognition in zone coverage."
Negatives: Ran well at the combine but has not shown great deep speed. Struggles staying with opponents downfield at times. Solid footwork but not explosive in reverse.
Analysis: "Amukamara has been a tremendous cornerback the past two seasons and has opponents purposely staying away from him. He possesses the physical skills to productively play in a variety of defensive systems. Amukamara may not be the best athlete of the defensive back class, but he has starting potential at the next level and will be an asset for any team."
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