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Justin Bethel
Round 6, Pick 177
Position: S
Class:  Sr
School: Presbyterian
HT: 5'11"
WT: 190 lbs.
40 Time: 4.54
Conference: Big South
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season and named to several All-American teams last year. Senior totals included a team-leading 87 tackles, four interceptions and six pass breakups. Posted 59/1/3 as a junior.

Positives: College cornerback who is best suited for safety at the next level. Aggressive, quick up the field and gives effort defending the run. Puts his shoulders into ballcarriers and is a strong open-field tackler who wraps up. Remains disciplined with assignments, effectively diagnoses the action and displays a good move to the throw. Has a long build that allows him to get vertical and defend passes. Picks up coverage assignments at safety and displays good route recognition. Solid special teams player who produced on coverage units.

Negatives: Gets tall in his backpedal. Does not display a good sense of timing at cornerback. Average top-end speed.

Analysis: Bethel was a productive cornerback for Presbyterian but also stood out on the occasions he lined up at safety. He possesses the wherewithal, disposition and physical makeup to play the position in the NFL and is a prospect who should also do well on special teams.

Projection: 5-6
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