Reggie Floyd

S, Virginia Tech

  • Conf Atlantic Coast - Coastal
  • Jersey #21
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'0"
  • DOB 04/02/1998
  • WT 222 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

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    Coverage Spacing - Minimal value on the back end. He's more of an intermediate asset and shallow zone player — but if you task him with working on the back end he's not going to be effective. Poor anticipation, poor burst and ineffective transitional quickness to drive on the ball.

    Acceleration - Linear burst is effective, especially when he's charging into action in front of his face. His deep range and mobility isn't highly effective and he issues are compounded by some poor habits with angles. He's a hard charger but his general range is lacking.

    Tackling - Booming tackler. But at the same time, he often comes too flat on his pursuit angles and can be a bit of an ankle nipper as a result as he looks to compensate for bad angles. When he catches ball carriers flush, he's got a ton of hitting power at his disposal. Like the intimidation factor he brings.

    Zone Coverage Skills - Shouldn't be considered especially valuable here. At the very least needs to be kept inside of 15 yards. Will make the biggest impact on plays when he's able to drive into the catch point and attack the body of the ball carrier. That said, route recognition and feel for space is not a strong suit.

    Ball Skills - He's more reactive than he is anything else to getting shaded or in a position to jump throws will be problematic. He can have some success on batted balls or tipped passes but expecting him to challenge the catch point with consistency or play deep coverages and effective shade and split versus layered routes is ambitious.

    Competitive Toughness - He's definitely a high motor player. He's at his best in a rally to the ball role, where his linear burst and effort are well showcased. He gets bonus points for his exposure and experience on coverage units, which should buy him some added opportunities to stick on a roster.

    Flexibility - All of his appealing actions come when he's driving forward. Asking him to flip open and accelerate into targets isn't going to provide a lot of value. He gets away with some poor habits of getting overextended as a tackler because of his booming hitting power.

    Feet/COD - He's fairly stale here on the back end and doesn't have the mirror skills, foot speed or dynamic base to be an effective overhead defender in off man coverage or transitioning into trail position. He can be too ambitious with his drive step to attack down hill when attacking run game.

    Man Coverage Skills - Offers little to zero value here without some high level coaching to draw better patience and route recognition skills out of him. He's too lethargic to turn his hips and run with defenders and doesn't appear to trust his eyes to key on opposing players to help him process the play.

    Versatility - Developmental prospect as a stereotypical strong safety and has some value on the kick teams — that's where his pro team should feel most comfortable trying to carve out a specific role for him at the next level. Anything added on top of that feels ambitious and a ways off. 

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    Best Trait - Physicality

    Worst Trait - Coverage Skills

    Best Film - Miami (2018)

    Worst Film - Notre Dame (2019)

    Red Flags - None

    Player Summary - Reggie Floyd projects as a depth player in the NFL. Floyd struggles with coverage skills and does not showcase the needed versatility to warrant consideration for a high snap role in the NFL. Floyd's best opportunity to showcase himself will come down to special teams, where he can serve as a kick coverage contributor and put his booming tackling skills to good use. Floyd will face a challenge finding a 53-man roster he can stick on and will likely need to find a niche on defense to do so. 

    Updated: 02/24/2020