Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season and named to several All-American teams the past two years. Totaled 46 tackles/4 interceptions/4 pass breakups last season after junior totals of 65/4/9. Sophomore numbers included 59/4/11.
Positives: Smooth and fluid small school cornerback who plays with solid fundamentals. Quick pedaling in reverse, displays good footwork in every direction and easily flips his hips to turn and run downfield with opponents. Has a burst to the ball out of his plant, possesses both closing and recovery speed and works hard to defend the pass. Shows a nice move to the throw and consistently gets a hand in to knock away passes. Remains disciplined with assignments and remains aware on the field. Flexible, easily redirects to ball carriers and gets vertical and to defend the pass.
Negatives: Not a big-time hitter or strong at the point of attack. Easily blocked from the action. Out-positioned by larger receivers.
Analysis: Steed was a consistent performer on the college level and possesses next-level skill. He offers the ability to line up in nickel or dime packages and should also be an asset on special teams.
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