- AProjectionRound 2
- Arm30 ¾
Strong Points: Good safety size. Quick, fast and athletic. Big-time hitter. Very good in zone and ranges from the hash to the sideline. Top instincts. Effective when asked to rush the passer. Plays some man and does a fine job. Plays deep or up close to the line of scrimmage. Good ball skills.
Weak Points: Need a verified speed. He is good in man, but he wasn't asked to play it much. Missed Washington's bowl game with a hip injury that must be checked out.
The Way We See It: Rapp played as a traditional safety in the Washington scheme, where his size, play speed and physicality consistently showed up. He is quick to support the run, shedding blocks and making sure tackles, including the blow-up variety. Rapp does a nice job in zone, keeping things in front of him. He covers a lot of ground and has the ball skills to close. Rapp wasn't asked to play much man but shows requisite skills. He will be able to play free or strong in the NFL, where he should start away for most teams. Rapp is similar to Vikings perennial Pro Bowler Harrison Smith (29th overall pick in 2012) when he was coming out of Notre Dame.