Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chris Rucker (CB) joins Colts in the 6th round

In Chris Rucker the Colts take their first gamble of the the draft.  Rucker carries character issues into the draft as well as uneven performances.  At one time he was projected to go in the first two rounds - an uneven senior season and suspension (2 separate arrests) hurt his draft stock.

Rucker is big for a Colts corner (6'1", 195) but he projects well in our cover two defense where our corners are not asked to match up man on man as much as other teams.

The Good:

  • Good size
  • Solid Tackler
  • Plays CB or SS
The Bad:
  • Poor ball skills
  • Not a pure cover guy
  • Lacks intangibles
There is not much to really like or dislike about this pick.  Polian does his homework on guys like this and he is probably worth the risk.  It's the sixth round, Rucker won't have to do much to justify the pick.

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