Paulson Adebo

CB, Stanford

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #11
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'1"
  • DOB --
  • WT 190 lbs


    Adebo aligns primarily outside at CB for the Cardinal defense. 3 year player, 2 year starter. In the run game, he is sufficient. He is a willing tackler that aggressively shows up in the run game. He simply lacks the lower body strength and mass to be effective against bigger RBs. On the perimeter, he is a sufficient tackler who has been more efficient as a tackler outside than in the run game. In the passing game he is sufficient. He displays long arms and good length but rarely uses them as a re router in press. He prefers to soft press, seemingly because of his lack of good speed, because if he stabs as a hard rerouter and misses it could be a TD. In soft press, he consistently “false steps” at the LOS. He displays sufficient hip mobility to open his hips and run upfield. In off man, he has good hips, smooth pedal and does a sufficient job mirroring WRs. He is sufficient in his transition at the top of the route. He is leggy corner that is not not a dynamic athlete. He lacks elite short area agility, but relies on his very good instincts and length to always be close in the passing game. At the catch point he uses his good length and good ball skills to get his hands on the football. In zone he has excellent instincts and easily adjusts to motion. He easily passes of routes in zone coverage and again uses his very good instincts and ball skills to get his hands on the football. He has room to improve his overall technique as shown in the Oregon game with instances of false steps at the LOS and reaches in with the wrong hand at the catch point.

    In the NFL, he is an outside only corner. On 3rd downs he should remain outside and his lack of dynamic ability in a short area eliminate him as a candidate for the nickel slot for most teams. Press man or primarily zone teams may appraise his value higher for their scheme than a team who primarily implores an off man scheme. He projects as a sufficient core teamer as a Vice only. While this player has good production, his body appears underdeveloped. He would benefit from another year in school refining his technique and getting stronger and more explosive in his lower body to maximize his very good natural gifts.