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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > CB > Josh Norman

Josh Norman Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Div I-AA
School: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #24
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 190 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 5.8 in 2012 by CAR

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.66
Bench press14
Vertical jump33.0
Broad jump10'4
Three-cone drill7.09
20-yard shuttle4.23

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

Josh Norman had a great East-West Shrine Bowl, which also gave him a spot in the Senior Bowl. Scouts and GMs obviously liked what they saw and wanted to see him do it again.

Norman has a great feel for the game and displays a great ability to make plays on the ball. In zone coverage, he reads and reacts quickly and decisively with a natural burst. His hips are loose and fluid in his drop and when he turns to run downfield.

In press coverage, he really shines. Shows a great physicality and mixes it up well to re-route the runner. At times, he can be overly aggressive (whether it is leaning forward in his press or taking an early jump on the ball), but DB coaches want to see a certain fearlessness to make the plays that are asked of them. He's a solid tackler and breaks down well to finish the play.

For now, Norman has likely solidified himself as an early Day 3 selection, but has to continue his performances into the combine. There also some character concerns which he'll need to address when coaches speak to him, but at this point (given his size, physicality and ball skills) he shouldn't slip too far past the third round.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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