Safety was a position that lacked both depth and overall talent heading into the 2010 N.F.L. Draft for the Seattle Seahawks and, with their first pick in the fifth round, they continued to restock the position by selecting Kam Chancellor out of Virginia Tech.
The following are Chancellor’s strengths according to the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page at NFL.com are:
Chancellor has outstanding size for the safety position. Plays with great strength and has the toughness needed to consistently help up in the box in run support. Has been a highly productive player. Durability is not a concern. Exhibits a really impressive motor, refuses to be blocked and plays hard through the whistle.
Here’s what the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page has this for his weaknesses:
Chancellor can play over aggressive at times, take poor angles and is susceptible to play fakes. Taller player who could improve his pad level. Needs to be lower in his back peddle. Is more comfortable in the box and doesn’t possess the coverage skills, ball skills and instincts to be consistently relied upon against the pass.
Check out Chancellor’s highlight reel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6PC-drS9IA
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