2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Patrick Surtain II

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Patrick Surtain II is a highly touted cornerback for the Crimson Tide. A former 5-star recruit and coveted player, he’s been a three-year starter for Alabama. The son of former Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs corner Patrick Surtain, he has the DNA and football genes of a former successful NFL player. The junior cornerback's length, discipline, and mild-mannered playing style are the best attributes of his game. Surtain II's deep speed will be the biggest question that he will need to answer on the next level as there have been some occurrences of where he’s surrendered throws into the deeper portions of the field.

Ideal Role: Surtain II is best served as a boundary corner where he can defend the short side of the field. His size and length could disrupt the windows of quick throws to the perimeter, but also it condenses the space that he has to turn and cover.

Scheme Fit: Surtain II is best in a press-man coverage scheme that allows him to mostly play man coverage, but also a small mixture of zone concepts in certain situations. 

Written by Jordan Reid

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Jordan Reid

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Jordan Reid is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Gaining experience from various lenses of the game, he has previously served as a college quarterback, position coach, and recruiting coordinator at North Carolina Central University. He now serves as a Color Commentator for FloSports, covering both high school and college football games around the country while also being the host of The Reid Option Podcast.