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PFF scouting report: Marquez White, CB, Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, FL - MARCH 28: Cornerback Marquez White works out for NFL Scouts and Coaches during Florida State Pro Day at the Dunlap Training Facility on the campus of FSU on March 28, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Name: Marquez White

School: Florida State

Position fit: Cornerback

Stats to know: Allowed just 302 yards in coverage in 2016.

What he does best:

  • Allowed just two touchdowns in coverage over the past three seasons.
  • Had an impressive interception against Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, recognizing where he was going with the ball and coming off his assignment to meet the ball.
  • Played both sides of the punt team, both punt coverage and punt returns significantly in 2016.
  • Didn’t allow an NFL passer rating higher than 62.3 in either of the past two seasons.

Biggest concern:

  • Doesn’t make a lot of plays on the ball, with just three interceptions and six pass breakups over the past two seasons.
  • Often caught taking terrible angles to the football after the catch. Of his 302 receiving yards allowed in 2016, 36.8 percent came after the catch.
  • Needs to improve significantly as a tackler. Missed 22.7 percent of the solo tackles he attempted over the past three seasons.
  • Timed speed of 4.59. Was beaten deep and bailed out by bad throws at times in 2016.

Bottom line: White’s tape has several impressive plays and, with decent arm length, provides some intrigue in this draft class. There are a lot of things he needs to improve on if he is to be a solid contributor at the next level though, with the poor angles he takes and his general tackling efficiency both in need of serious work.

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