Zac Etheridge Scouting Report
Zac Etheridge
Zac Etheridge - Auburn (HT: 6-0 - WT: 213)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 11 of 30

Positives: Has ideal height and weight for the position... Interception totals are not quite ideal, but did have three in 2010 and record 261 tackles in four years at Auburn... Has drive and determination, loves the game of football and it shows, made enormous strides to come back for the 2010 season after serious neck injury cut his 2009 season short... Was a real leader on a good Auburn secondary in 2010, set the tone in the secondary and did a lot to motivate his teammates on and off the field... Very good in run defense, uses big frame and good leverage to make big hits, projects well as a strong safety in the NFL... Has decent range and instincts, but could improve a little in this area.

Negatives: Suffered a serious neck injury in 2009, tore ligaments and cracked a vertebrae in neck after colliding with his own player on a tackle, durability and effects from that collision may be a concern for some NFL teams... Is not especially quick or fast, fluidity in coverage is a big question mark at this point, may be limited to deep zone coverage because of lack of ability to turn and run in man coverage... Not a ball-hawking safety, does not have great ball skills or playmaking ability... Postseason workouts will be key for Etheridge, needs to show scouts some speed and quickness to go along with size and intangibles.

Totals   261 154 107 8 ½ 4 4 0 0
2007 Auburn   65 39 26 ½ 2 0 0 0
2008 Auburn   75 38 37 0 0 1 0 0
2009 Auburn   52 36 16 0 2 0 0 0
2010 Auburn   69 41 28 0 0 3 0 0

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