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Ryan Steed

Ryan Steed - #1 - CB-FS

Height: 5-10 1/2
Weight: 194
Speed: 4.53
Arm: 32 5/8
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 78
Birthdate: 07/21/1990
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Grade: 5.26

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/09/2012 Furman Pro Day 5-10 5/8 190 9 1/8 32 1/8 77 5/8 4.57 12.49 7.13
02/29/2012 Combine 5-10 1/2 195 9 1/8 32 5/8 78 4.70 12 10'1" 34 4.23 6.98
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-10 3/8 190 9 32 78 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 5/8 192 9 32 1/2 77 3/4 4.50

 

Notes:

Also played quarterback, running back and wide receiver as a South Carolina prep, in addition to being a two-time all-state basketball player. Saw action in all 12 games in 2008 and recorded 10 tackles, zero pass breakups and two interceptions with two blocked kicks. Stepped into the starting lineup at the boundary corner spot in ’09, taking over for Atlanta Falcons 2009 fifth-rounder William Middleton (now with the Jacksonville Jaguars), and posted 59-11-4 with one tackle for loss and a forced fumble in 11 starts. Scored two touchdowns — recovered a fumble in the endzone against Chattanooga and returned an interception 43 yards vs. Georgia Southern. Led the team in interceptions for a second consecutive season in ’10 after recording 65-9-4 with two tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 11 starts at the boundary corner. Made all 11 starts in ’11 and logged 46-4-4 with one tackle for loss, one sack and one blocked kick. Returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown against Elon. Also returned two interceptions for TDs. Two-time team captain.

Positives:

Good size and length. Flashes quick hands and good balance to stab and reroute. Quick-footed pedal. Shows savvy to read quarterback drops and receiver body language. Leverages routes in zone and trusts his eyes. Competes in the air and has good ball skills to track and snatch interceptions. Solid tackler. Likes to play and it shows. Contained South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery as a junior. Three-year starter. Outstanding personal and football character. Very intelligent.

Negatives:

Marginal speed — cannot keep pace vertically with faster wideouts (see Florida). Not an explosive athlete. Lacks suddenness to shadow quicker receivers. Susceptible to double moves. Limited recovery burst — tight for a cornerback. Vulnerable on an island. Could stand to get stronger and be more physical on the edge.

Summary:

Confident, competitive, tough, heady cornerback who plays faster than he times. However, will be relegated to a cover-2 scheme that takes advantage of his ball skills and tackling ability while providing help over the top. Can be a solid backup and special-teams contributor. Intelligence, instincts and toughness might project best to safety. 


Ryan Steed'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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