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Josh Norman

Josh Norman - #24 - CB

Height: 6-0 1/4
Weight: 197
Speed: 4.61
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 78 1/2
Birthdate: 12/15/1987
Hometown: ,
Grade: 5.45

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/27/2012 Coastal Carolina Pro Day 6-0 1/4 190 9 1/8 32 1/4 77 5/8 4.60 4.53 11.63 6.92
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/4 197 9 1/4 32 3/4 78 1/2 4.62 14 10'4" 33 4.24 7.09
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-0 1/4 200 9 32 3/8 77 3/4
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-0 3/8 203 9 1/4 32 1/2 77 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 3/4 194 9 1/8 32 1/2 78 1/2 4.55

 

Notes:

Also participated in baseball, basketball and track as a South Carolina prep. Appeared in all 12 games in 2008, making seven starts, and recorded 35 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions with one tackle for loss. In ’09, set the Big South Conference record for interceptions after posting 43-7-8 with one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks in 11 starts. Was arrested in October 2009 for driving with a suspended license but was not punished by the school since a family member forgot to pay for a traffic ticket. In ’10, registered 56-9-1 with three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one blocked kick in 12 contests (11 starts) at left cornerback. Played 11 games (10 starts) in ’11, and led the conference in pass breakups with 62-12-2 with two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick. Holds the conference and school records with 35 career pass breakups.

Positives:

Looks the part — has excellent size, length (long arms) and muscle tone. Thin ankles. Athletic, fluid and flexible. Able to sink his weight or open up his hips, redirect and accelerate. Quick to read and react. Outstanding career ball production — eyes light up when throws go in the air. Can high-point and make acrobatic plays on the ball. Comes from an FCS program which has produced NFL players. Shined at the East-West Shrine Game. Durable.

Negatives:

Has to fill out his frame and get stronger. Lacks elite top-end speed. Ordinary leaping ability (33-inch vertical jump). Could stand to refine technique. Looked uncomfortable in off coverage at the Senior Bowl. Bites on double moves (shows up repeatedly on tape). Unreliable edge setter in run contain. Takes some questionable angles in run support. Soft, leaky, rodeo tackler who shows poor body control — struggles to break down in space and whiffs. Did not consistently lock down marginal opponents. Could require patience grasping complex schemes. Has an overinflated opinion of his ability — thinks he has arrived and could rub veterans the wrong way once he fits his head through the locker-room door. Has some con in him — questionable character and dependability needs to be investigated. Will be 25 years old by end of rookie season.

Summary:

Long, lean, athletic, cocky FCS ballhawk with intriguing size, a starter-caliber skill set and NFL-ready swagger. However, has boom-or-bust potential and makeup concerns — arrogance and finesse temperament will turn off some teams. Would be best for a predominantly zone team with veteran leadership and a taskmaster position coach in place. Is a prime candidate to be overdrafted based on his Shrine game performance.


Josh Norman's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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