Eugene Clifford Scouting Report
Eugene Clifford
Eugene Clifford - Tennessee St. (HT: 6-2 - WT: 205)
Combine 40: 4.71 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 20 of 35

Positives: Has good height and average bulk for the position... Put up good numbers in three years at Tennessee State (204 tackles, nine interceptions)... Has good quickness and acceleration, looks faster than his 40-time suggests... Is a physical player with a mean streak... Has pretty good instincts, although can be a little too aggressive at times... Has good range in coverage... Has quickness and explosion to the football in run support, likes to fill hard and make solid hits... Has good athleticism and fluidity, appears versatile enough to play multiple positions in the secondary... Has a lot of upside, seems like a true boom or bust prospect, with dedication and discipline, can certainly be a surprising talent at the next level.

Negatives: Was suspended several times while at Ohio State, was arrested in 2008 for assault on two sports bar employees, long list of indiscretions are cause for concern about character... Was a 4-star safety recruit coming out of high school, but never really played up to his potential on the big stage... Concentration and preparation have been lacking in the past, needs to prove he can be a cerebral player who understands opposing offenses... Needs to prove his heart and head are in the game, disappears at times and does not have a consistent motor.

  212 123 89 ½ 3 9 0 2
2007 Ohio St.   8 3 5 ½ 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Tennessee St.   61 42 19 0 0 3 0 1
2009 Tennessee St.   60 34 26 ½ 0 1 2 0 2
2010 Tennessee St.   83 44 39 1 ½ 2 4 0 0

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