2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kary Vincent Jr., CB, LSU

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Height: 5’10”

Weight: 189lbs

Class: Senior

D.O.B: Feb. 27, 1999 (Age: 21)

 

Strengths: ​Kary Vincent Jr. is a very good athlete, displaying outstanding short area quickness, speed, and quickness, with very good burst, body control, COD, and balance. Vincent shows versatility to play single-high and in the slot. His best fit will be playing in the slot at the next level. He has a ton of experience playing off-man. He shows good mental processing, with good instincts to anticipate routes and stays in good position. Solid ability at the LOS showing patience and staying square. He is very good in man coverage, mirroring and matching and staying in phase. Very good off-man coverage reacting to WR’s movements. Plays with very good leverage and shows very good transitioning ability and changes direction. He use his athleticism to match anyone in the slot. Good zone coverage ability with good zone awareness. Good competitive toughness competing at the catch-point and playing at a high level. He shows very good play speed and recovery speed to keep up with anyone. He shows very good click and close getting downhill and making plays in the flats. Good ball skills shows good tracking and timing at the catch point. Solid ability in run support. He also shows solid open field tackling ability here as well. He wins with his ability to pattern match WR’s with his oily hips and lightning quick feet.
Weaknesses: ​He is quite undersized and probably can’t play outside. He can play safety but the farther he plays back the more uncomfortable he looks. He shows adequate play strength and can get pushed around by bigger players. He is not the best playing vs the run. He trusts his athletic ability too much and does not have the best technical ability in press.
Summary: ​Kary Vincent Jr. projects to be a starting slot CB at the next level. He wins with his great athletic ability which allows him to pattern match. He is a quick twitch player that can cover quicker slot WR’s. He will struggle vs bigger and more powerful players. He has the speed and competitiveness to make a huge impact on special teams.
Grade: ​Third Round Grade

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