2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Cory Trice, CB, Purdue
|Name, Jersey #||Cory Trice, #23|
|DOB, Class Yr||5/30/2000, RS Senior|
|Height, Weight||6032, 217|
|40 Yd Dash||4.55|
|Arms, Hands||3200, 1000|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2022|
|Games Watched||@ Illinois, Northwestern, @ Maryland, @ Minnesota|
|Scout Name / Date||Jake Kernen 11/20/2022|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2022||Played in all 11 games thus far, 23 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 9 PDs|
|2021||Started first 2 games prior to season-ending injury. 4 tackles, 2 PDs|
|2020||Started all 6 games. 31 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 PDs|
|2019||Played in 11 games, started 5 games. 35 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INTs, 1 PD|
|2018||Played in 3 games, recorded 1 tackle|
Big, long athlete. Plays the majority of snaps at boundary corner. Elite size, in the upper quartile for height, weight, arm length, and hand size at the position. Below-average speed for the position, but adequate for his size. Smooth backpedal, quick trigger. Good twitch, quickness and anticipation help him read offenses and jump underneath routes. Very physical in press and comfortable in off coverage. Good punch to disrupt timing and routes. Recognizes what offenses are trying to do and plays with high-level discipline. Does a good job of staying in phase with receivers. Lack of elite straight-line speed shows up in vertical routes, as elite speed receivers are able to create some separation. He shows no panic when receivers have a step on him, watching the receivers’ eyes and playing through their hands at the catch point. Has a tendency to open his hips in the wrong direction, creating a blind spot for receivers to take advantage of. Solid open-field tackler. A smart player whose instincts really pop. Good hands, catches the ball away from his body. Good vision and patience on interception returns, maximizes return yardage. Maintains outside contain in run support. Is willing to take on ball carriers and make tackles, but does a poor job of taking on blocks. Would rather try to avoid contact with blockers than take them on and fight through the block, which sometimes takes him out of position to make a play on the ball carrier. Projects as a rotational contributor in his first two years, but has all the physical traits to be an above-average starter by the end of his rookie contract.
Best suited for as a cover 3 CB for a team that runs a Seattle-style base defense, but would be capable in a cover 2 system that showcases his quickness and instincts.
Big, aggressive corner with high upside. Not a track star, but has all the physical tools that you look for in a defender to lock down a big-bodied receiver.