Teams looking to upgrade at cornerback will have plenty of options to choose from in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Tyson Campbell. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to the raw, yet talented Georgia product.
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Tyson Campbell Draft Profile
When he flashed at Georgia, he looked as good as any corner in the country. He’s a smooth mover who can line up in press, as well as flip his hips and keep up against long speed. He has long arms to go with the tall frame, making it difficult to throw over him outside the numbers. Unlike most long corners, he moves fairly well in short areas, with the ability to mirror underneath and the long arms to get a hand on the ball. He’s strong in run support and a willing tackler.
He’s a bit streaky. He seems inconsistent with his route recognition, and he often struggles against stack releases where he can’t get his hands on the receiver early. Because of all that, he’ll probably be a popular target for opposing quarterbacks early in his career.
There might not be a bigger risk/reward pick among this year’s defensive backs. Campbell could have a rough time as a rookie, but if a coaching staff helps him through schemes and can keep his confidence intact as he gets reps and sharpens his instincts, he has the traits of a No. 1 corner.
Final Grade: 1st/2nd round