Chris L. Rucker Scouting Report
Chris L. Rucker
Chris L. Rucker - Michigan St. (HT: 6-2 - WT: 195)
Combine 40: DNP - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 24 of 45

Positives: Has excellent height for the position, has adequate bulk and pretty good speed... Is a physical player, not afraid to mix it up with bigger receivers and blockers... Pretty good production in four years at MSU (181 tackles, six interceptions)... Has average fluidity in the hips for his size... Big and strong enough to match up well in press coverage... Gets off blocks pretty well, displays good upper-body strength... Is an adequate zone defender, sniffs out screens pretty well and has the speed and quickness to defend underneath routes well.

Negatives: Had some off-the-field character issues including being charged for a fight in 2009 which resulted in a suspension from the team, was also charged with a DUI... Instincts are not great, gets out of position too often and does not look very disciplined at times... Gets a little too upright in the backpedal, needs to stay lower and keep a good center... Is a little raw in general, plays well in run support, but often gives up too much separation at the break... Will need a good amount of coaching in the NFL, has upside, but looks like a project/special teamer right now.

  191 122 69 10½ 2 4 6 0 1
2007 Michigan St.   24 15 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 Michigan St.   45 31 14 4 1 0 2 0 0
2009 Michigan St.   58 37 21 3 1 2 1 0 1
2010 Michigan St.   64 39 25 0 2 2 0 0

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