NFL Hot Press: Cody Prewitt Receiving Late-Round Grades

Cody Prewitt Receiving Late-Round Grades

Updated Dec. 23, 2014
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

Entering the 2014 season, many considered there to be two top safety prospects in the SEC with Alabama’s Landon Collins and Ole Miss’ Cody Prewitt. Collins was coming off a quality sophomore season, while Prewitt had a strong 2013 campaign and was a First-Team All-American selection by some media outlets. Prewitt totaled 71 tackles with six interceptions, seven passes broken up and two forced fumbles.

As for this season, Collins excelled and confirmed an early-round draft grade, while Prewitt underwhelmed.

Prewitt had a significant drop-off in production in 2014. Prewitt totaled 60 tackles with two passes broken up and two interceptions. He had some issues in coverage, especially against Auburn, and didn’t play physical football. Playing soft as a senior didn’t make a good impression on NFL evaluators. He had an occasional big hit, but shied away from some opportunities and gave the impression that he was protecting himself from injury.

Sources say they are unimpressed with Prewitt and have graded him on as a day-three prospect. One team said they were grading him as a late-round pick or priority undrafted free agent.

Perhaps Prewitt can improve his grade with a strong performance in an All-Star game and the NFL Scouting Combine, and it only takes one team to grade him higher and pull the trigger on him. However, it currently looks Prewitt is a candidate to be one of the surprise players to fall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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