Coty Sensabaugh does not possess the hype or ability of felow cornerbacks Morris Claiborne or Dre Kirkpatrick, but he is still an intriguing prospect.
The 23-year-old recorded 43 tackles, two pass deflections and one interception in 14 starts with Clemson last season. He helped carry the Tigers to an ACC title and an Orange Bowl appearance in 2011.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
CBS Sports provided the following analysis:
"As an NFL Draft prospect, Sensabaugh offers quality man coverage skills, speed, and ST contribution. Hips are smooth enough for corner duty. A bit light for safety consideration, Sensabaugh makes a good effort to tackle, but is not a strong or robust tackler. Best fit in the NFL would be with a team that uses a lot of man coverage, initially as a back-up CB and gunner. Must get stronger for starter consideration."
NFL.com also projected Sensabaugh as a sixth-round prospect. They break down the former Clemson star's strengths and weaknesses as follows:
Sensabaugh is an athletic corner who was a late boomer. He displayed the ability to cover top prospects in his senior year and is savvy around the ball. He is smooth when transitioning and can flip his hips well. Sensabaugh is better at man than zone, and he has shown the tackling ability to contribute on special teams.
Sensabaugh has not started many games, and some scouts see him benefiting from his cousin's rise with the Cowboys. He is an athletic mover but will need to develop his technique at the next level.
ROOKIE IMPACT AND POTENTIAL
Sensabaugh is still an inexperienced prospect who needs to bulk up to make an impact at the next level.
His rookie year may be very quiet, but if he can adjust accordingly to NFL-caliber wide receivers, then he could claim a starting job, especially with Cortland Finnegan having left Tennessee for St. Louis.