Josh Bynes Scouting Report
Josh Bynes
Josh Bynes - Auburn (HT: 6-1⅜ - WT: 239)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 7 of 30

Positives: Looks bigger than listed weight, has a lot of upper-body bulk... Above average strength, solid lower body allows him to drive through tackles when taking sounds angles to the ball carrier... Breaks down pretty well to take down ball carrier, but needs to work on footwork if he is to form up on quicker backs... Productive 2009 season (104 tackles, one sack, one interception)... Good at reading the eyes of quarterbacks, plays well in zone coverage and can make some big plays (seven career interceptions)... Ideal fit as an inside or strongside backer in a 4-3 system, can cut through tight ends and fullbacks to get through the ball carrier... Decent defender in zone coverage, but will struggle in man-to-man against tight ends and running backs in the NFL.

Negatives: Doesn't fly around the field, takes some time to get in position in zone coverage, not a sideline-to-sideline defender... Timid in recognition at times, can look a little confused when teams go into hurry-up offense... Does not change direction very quickly, will set the edge on stretch plays but cannot get back inside very quickly, leaving the cutback lanes wide open... Doesn't always take sound pursuit angles when players take the edge and head up field... Does not possess very good speed, looks slow when scraping and when in cross-field pursuit... Looks like a liability in man-to-man coverage, has stiff hips and sloppy footwork, too slow to run with many running backs... Somewhat inconsistent production in 2010, recorded six tackles or less in ten games.

  240 129 111 16½ 2 2 7 0 0
2007 Auburn   10 8 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
2008 Auburn   53 24 29 3 0 0 3 0 0
2009 Auburn   104 61 43 6 1 0 1 0 0
2010 Auburn   73 36 37 1 1 3 0 0

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