Rashad Carmichael Scouting Report
Rashad Carmichael
Rashad Carmichael - Virginia Tech (HT: 5-10 - WT: 192)
Combine 40: 4.51 - Position Rank: 13 of 45

Positives: Has above-average speed, plays faster than his timed speed... Interception totals have been very good in the last two seasons (six in 2009 and four in 2010)... Has a high motor, always gives a good effort on the field... Has good closing speed, pursues runners down field with intensity... Makes up for below-average tackling skills with heady play, will punch at the ball when tackling from behind... Is adequate in both man and zone coverage when playing off the receiver, has pretty good instincts and recognition skills... Has good ball skills and solid hands, plays the ball in the air like a receiver when he can locate it in time... Is a fluid athlete with fairly quick feet, has good body control when going up for the ball, does not play out of control most of the time.

Negatives: Slightly undersized... Is a little thin, could stand to add 10 to 15 pounds... Not an especially physical corner, does not play tough press coverage, will get pushed around by larger receivers and blockers... Lacks open-field tackling ability, needs to work on breaking down and develop better technique... Needs to do a better job locating the ball in the air, is slow to turn his head and find the ball in man coverage, will be at a disadvantage in jump-ball situations against taller receivers... Hips look stiff at times, allows too much space at the break when playing in close man coverage.

  115 75 40 1 0 10 0 2
2007 Virginia Tech   8 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Virginia Tech   12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Virginia Tech   55 31 24 4 1 0 6 0 1
2010 Virginia Tech   40 31 9 0 0 4 0 1

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