2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Kary Vincent Jr

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LSU defensive back Kary Vincent Jr. was a mainstay in the Tigers’ secondary in 2018 and 2019 where he was provided chances to play slot cornerback and safety. While he’s undersized and lacks length, Vincent Jr. is an explosive athlete. He has exceptional quickness, fluidity, and long speed, which are major assets to him in coverage. In addition, Vincent Jr. has very good ball skills and he loves to bait throws. With that said, he lacks a natural feel in coverage. His route-anticipation skills are lacking and he plays far too loose in coverage despite having the physical gifts to be sticky. He doesn’t feel route stems and respond timely enough, which is problematic in both man and zone coverage. His size restrictions present challenges as a tackler and there are times he lacks enthusiasm when it’s time to be physical. If Vincent Jr. can develop his processing skills and technique, he can be a valuable asset in an NFL secondary, but there are some bad habits he must get rid of to reach his ceiling. 

Ideal Role: Developmental slot cornerback that may need to transition to free safety.

Scheme Fit: Man Coverage.

Written by Joe Marino 

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Written By:

Joe Marino

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Joe Marino is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.