Natrell Jamerson NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for New Orleans Saints' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Wisconsin's Natrell Jamerson during an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
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POSITIVES

—Timed at 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine and shows that speed on film.

—Won the East-West Shrine Game defensive MVP award and was a 2017 All-Big Ten honorable mention.

—Played wide receiver, cornerback and safety at Wisconsin.

—Has the speed to stay with receivers in coverage and is good in the slot.

—Has experience as a kick returner.

—Will wow as an athlete on the field and in drills.

          

NEGATIVES

—Lacks instincts and is late to the ball.

—Is lean (6'0", 198 lbs) and doesn't have power as a hitter.

—Finesse safety prospect who has to win with speed.

—Non-factor in the run game when in traffic.

—Was a one-year starter.

          

OVERALL

Natrell Jamerson is a case study in evaluating traits over production. He's fast, completed 25 repetitions on the bench and looks the part. But his film is disappointing when judged against his combine numbers. He could just be coming into his own, or he could be a workout warrior.

             

GRADE: 5.25 (Priority Free Agent)

PRO COMPARISON: Kelcie McCray, Buffalo Bills

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