Chris L. Rucker to Indianapolis Colts: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Michigan State’s Chris Rucker is one of the more decorated cornerback prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The 6'2", 200-pound Warren, Ohio native was named second team All-Big Ten by coaches after recording 64 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and two interceptions in 2010.
Rucker has good size for the position and is physical, able to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage and delay their routes. He is also considered an outstanding open field tackler, able to take great angles and finish tackles on his lonesome.
On the flipside, Rucker lacks great speed or acceleration ability and has no ability to rush the passer. Additionally, there are some character concerns given a misdemeanor battery charge from November 2009 that was followed up by a violation of probation in an October 2010 arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Rucker must prove that he’s mature enough to handle the NFL. If he can, he has the size and physicality needed to excel at cornerback. It's an uncharacteristic character gamble by the Indianapolis Colts, but you have to believe they see something in him and believe he can stay out of trouble.
Pick Grade: B
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