|Trevin Wade Scouting Report
|Trevin Wade - Arizona (HT: 5-10⅜ - WT: 192)
Positives -- Quick feet, is fluid in his backpedal, can be an NFL contributor immediately due to his footwork... Good at getting his hands on the wide receiver and changing their path, his man skills are a plus... Not known as a speed burner, but gets on top of receivers' routes in straight line situations; is
able to flip his hips and close quickly on the action... Good ball skills, displays a burst to the action out of his plant... A finesse cover corner who uses technique to get the job done, but his physical tools give him a relatively high ceiling at the next level... Can play the slot and possibly make a living in the NFL at a nickel corner... Good mental toughness, didn't have a very good junior season while hampered by left thigh bruise, but bounced back well the following year; in four seasons, had 12 career interceptions and 28 pass breakups... Was labeled as a playmaker for the Wildcats defense and considered an on-field leader... Garnered All Pac-12 second team honors in 2011 after falling off a bit his junior season.
Negatives -- Below average deep speed and about an inch shorter than ideal height... Can be pushed around by bigger opponents, has to show he can hold his own against bigger receivers, both in coverage and getting off blocks... Tackling is below average, dives at ball carriers' feet too much... Shows the lack of want-to at times, has been labeled inconsistent, admitted to playing "lazy" defense as a junior... Injuries seem to have slowed him and have been a cause for his struggles... His ability to handle success came into question following a poor junior season, had played well as a freshman and sophomore... He needs to maintain a quality work ethic and prove he can handle the pressure of being a NFL player by taking care of business at the next level... Seems like the mental aspect of the game is a bigger question mark than on-field potential.
At Arizona -- (Official School Bio) 3L... Expected to anchor secondary as one of two senior leaders in 2011... Two-year starter and 38-game veteran... 11 starts in 2010 in 12 games played, finishing with 47 tackles, an interception and three passes defended... Returned the pick 85 yards for a key score against Iowa... 20 career PBUs are within seven of UA all-time Top 10, interceptions are within two... Second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2009 with a breakout performance... Led the team and was 32nd nationally in interceptions per game (5, .38) and 28th in passes defended (14)... Had two picks against NAU and one each at Iowa, at Oregon State and at USC... Team honors for defensive player of the week against NAU and Iowa... Took one back 38 yards for a score against the Hawkeyes... Takeaway at USC set up UA's first score against Trojans... Career-high 11 tackles against Stanford... Had 10 hits at Oregon State... Broke up three passes at Iowa... 26 games played with 13 starts... First-team all-league by Phil Steele publications... Tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with four interceptions in 2008, all accomplished as a reserve... Had two picks in the opener, returning them for 69 yards combined... Also intercepted passes in victories against California and WSU... Broke up three passes including one in bowl game... Season-high three tackles in Washington game to earn coaches' special teams player of the week honor ... Six hits on kickoff coverage... Redshirted his freshman season in 2007.