Jaquiski Tartt NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for 49ers' Round 2 Pick

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An old-school hitter with impact potential, Jaquiski Tartt is a monster at strong safety. He has ideal NFL size and length (6'1", 221 lbs), and he has the closing speed to be a force on the ball. Tartt was consistently the best player on the field at Samford and stood out as a guy who deserved to be at a much higher level. He impressed at the Senior Bowl and showed improvement throughout the week as he was exposed to NFL coaching. He's a tough player and a natural competitor. On the field, he's an attacker who looks at the ball as belonging to him. Tartt plays with clean, hard angles and lives around the ball.


Coverage is still an issue for Tartt, who ends up playing like a linebacker more than safety at times. He has experience in multiple coverages but is the last guy moving on film too often and likes to ball-watch. He's a raw player and will need to adapt quickly to NFL coaching in technique and read-and-react skills.