Why Undrafted?: Cody Prewitt

Why Undrafted?: Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss
By Charlie Campbell, @draftcampbell

Entering the 2014 season there were some that felt that Ole Miss’ Cody Prewitt could be the top safety in the SEC and perhaps a better pro prospect than Alabama’s Landon Collins. Prewitt had an impressive 2013 season and was a First-Team All-American and a First-Team All SEC pick by the conferences coaches. He recorded 71 tackles, six interceptions, seven pass broken up and two forced fumbles.

However as a senior, Prewitt’s play declined. He totaled 63 tackles with two passes batted and three interceptions. Sources said that Prewitt play softly in 2014. Teams gave him a late-round grade as a result.

Even though Prewitt graded out in the late rounds after the season, he went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft. Sources say the reason that Prewitt fell undrafted rather than being a late-rounder was because of a medical issue that helped push him further down the board. They said the injury was nothing he couldn’t play with, and it shouldn’t hold him back from competing for a roster spot. However, the injury atop his late-round grade pushed him into the undrafted ranks.

After going undrafted, Prewitt signed with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans were a good choice for Prewitt. They’ve had some safety issues in recent years, so they’ll be looking to get those resolved by any means necessary. Tennessee’s starters appear to be set with the recently signed Da’Norris Searcy and veteran Michael Griffin. While the Titans have two solid veterans there, the backup competition appears wide open. Prewitt will probably have to beat out one of Daimion Stafford or Marqueston Huff for a roster spot. In order to do that, standing out on special teams will be critical for Prewitt. The Titans looks like a great opportunity for Prewitt to compete for a backup spot or a practice-squad position.

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