Byron Maxwell Scouting Report
Byron Maxwell
Byron Maxwell - Clemson (HT: 6-0¼ - WT: 201)
Combine 40: 4.46 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 28 of 45

Positives: Has a good mix of size and speed... Strong upper body, put up 24 reps at the combine... Very physical player, has the ability to get off blocks and make plays, loves to hit... Is a pretty good wrap-up tackler, although sometimes needs to break down better and lower pad level at contact... Is very good in zone coverage, does a good job reading quarterbacks and reacting quickly... Has overall solid instincts... Has very long arms (33.5")... Has good ball skills, naturally strong hands and long arms allow him to pluck the ball out of the air when it is close... No character issues or durability concerns to speak of... Forced six fumbles in college, has a knack for wrapping up and stripping the football.

Negatives: Never really had great statistical production at Clemson, only recorded 151 tackles and four interceptions in four years in college... Not as good of a man-to-man corner as he is zone defender, needs to work on changing directions more suddenly, fluidity is marginal... Plays a little out of control at times, is sometimes a little too aggressive... Looks a little stiff in the hips, overall footwork needs improvement... Lack of good man-to-man coverage skills is most glaring issue, does well in press coverage, but overall technique needs work.

  151 109 42 11½ 1 5 4 0 0
2007 Clemson   29 21 8 4 1 0 0 0 0
2008 Clemson   47 38 9 0 2 0 0 0
2009 Clemson   32 20 12 ½ 0 1 2 0 0
2010 Clemson   43 30 13 0 2 2 0 0

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