PROS: Jonathan Crawford has been most effectively implemented in man to man coverage in the slot. Had success playing off coverage role against notable targets, specifically against Penn State. Has an impressive build at 6’2, 203 and should have no problem physically holding up at the next level. Has a good sense of disrupting routes between the hashes, uses large frame to re-route receivers.
CONS: Has suffered undisciplined play on the back end. Can get suckered with a route pattern breaking in front of his face, needs to stay more in tuned to peripherals to ensure he isn’t being isolated in hi-low route concepts. Is lacking in change of direction skills and in high end range, so area of influence in deep coverage will not be effective in single high role. Can afford to be more aggressive on first drive step towards route breaks, does not always put himself in position to undercut the ball or challenge the catch. Can get lost in coverage in play gets off script, will not effectively mirror receivers adjusting to scramble drill.