Chris Culliver Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > CB > Chris Culliver

Chris Culliver Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: SEC
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #17
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 199 lbs.
Drafted 3.16 in 2011 by SF

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.40
Vertical jump38.5
Broad jump10'3
Three-cone drill6.88

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chris Culliver, CB, South Carolina

Culliver's career at South Carolina could have been so much more, but injuries prevented that from happening. Still, Culliver was outstanding for the Gamecocks when he saw the field. Despite his physical problems, the free safety and special teams star finished as the school's all-time leader in kick returns (106) and kick-return yards (2,476). Those totals put him in third place in each category in SEC history. Culliver dealt with a shoulder injury earlier in his career and a torn pectoral ended his senior campaign after seven games last fall. Nonetheless, he recorded 34 tackles (2.5 for loss) and one sack. He also averaged 21.8 yards on 12 kickoff returns.

Injuries are clearly a red flag as Culliver heads into the NFL. He also needs to work on his angles when defending the run and he gets lost in coverage a little too frequently. At the same time, though, his potential is enormous. Culliver has good size at 6'0'' and 199 pounds and he has been clocked as fast as 4.32 in the 40-yard dash. A versatile defender, Culliver played both free safety and cornerback during his stay in South Carolina. As if his athletic prowess was not already obvious, he turned in a 38.5'' vertical jump at the combine. Based on raw talent, at least one NFL team should take a chance on Culliver in the third or fourth round of the upcoming draft.

Last Updated Apr-22-2011 by Ricky Dimon

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