Jermale Hines Scouting Report
Jermale Hines
Jermale Hines - Ohio St. (HT: 6-1⅛ - WT: 219)
Combine 40: 4.62 - Position Rank: 13 of 35

Positives: Has a decent mix of size and speed, height and bulk are solid... Is a very solid wrap-up tackler, does not miss a lot in open space, has the ability to make the big hit... Played strong safety in 2010, but seems versatile enough to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield... Is tough and physical, a true presence over the middle, can make receivers pay for crossing the field... Heady player, understands the game and knows his keys... Ball skills are solid, not a unique playmaker, but doesn't drop a lot of easy balls... Durability and character not much of a concern, no real issues to speak of.

Negatives: Did not have a great statistical career at Ohio State, only recorded 159 tackles and three interceptions in four years... Needs to work on pursuit angles, not a great downfield tackler when the play gets behind him... Will get out of position by biting on play action and double moves, is a little too aggressive in attempting to stop the run... Not great at getting off blocks from bigger blockers when playing in the box... Not much of a man-to-man safety, will have difficulty lining up with quicker slot receivers in the NFL.

  159 89 70 0 3 0 2
2007 Ohio St.   3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Ohio St.   31 23 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
2009 Ohio St.   57 28 29 1 0 2 0 1
2010 Ohio St.   68 36 32 2 ½ 0 1 0 0

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