Biography: Moved in with the first team on a full-time basis last season after being a part-time starter the prior two years. Senior totals included 75 tackles and two interceptions after 59 tackles and one interception as a junior.
Positives: Well-sized, straight line safety best defending the run. Quick up the field, displays a good head for the ball and sifts through the trash to get to the action. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and plays with an aggressive streak. Remains disciplined with assignments and works to keep the action in front of him.
Negatives: Best between the numbers and displays marginal lateral speed. Inconsistent tackler. Minimally effective in man coverage situations playing over the slot receiver. Does not display the ability to burst to the ball out of his plant or stay with receivers out of breaks. Does not show good feel for coverage and loses the ball in the air.
Analysis: Cattouse has been a tough run defender the past two years yet shows limitations in coverage. He's a potential strong safety prospect who must stand out on special teams this summer to make a roster.
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