2019 NFL Draft Profile: Boise State CB Tyler Horton

2019 NFL Draft Profile: Boise State CB Tyler Horton

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Boise State CB Tyler Horton

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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Boise State CB Tyler Horton


What does the Broncos’ star defensive back bring with him to the next level?


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Horton could be a value pick.

Boise State has become accustomed to being mentioned multiple times during the NFL draft. Tyler Horton hopes to continue that tradition and add his name to the list of Broncos who have been drafted in recent years. As a 3-year starter, Tyler has made a name for himself by coming up big when he has ended up near the ball. With five career interceptions, three forced fumbles, six recoveries, and three defensive touchdowns, Tyler has made his mark on many Boise State games during his career. Let’s take a look at some of his strength and weaknesses.

Measurables (via DraftScout)

Height – 5′ 11″

Weight – 185

Wingspan – 75″

Arm Length – 31 1/4″

Hand Size – 8 3/4″

40-Yard Dash – 4.72

Vertical Jump – 31″

Broad Jump – 115″

3-Cone Drill – 7.15 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle – 4.47 seconds

Bench Press – 15 reps

Strengths

As mentioned, Horton found himself around the ball a lot and used those opportunities to impact games. He stays with receivers in routes and has good hands to deflect and intercept passes. He also has the ability to close on running and screen plays that unfold in front of him and has no problem making a tackle.

Weaknesses

Horton does have a few things that work against him in scouts eyes. At 5’11.5″ he lacks the size to be really physical with larger outside receivers and with a 4.72 40 time, he lacks the burst and top end speed to keep up with elite receivers. Consistency has also been a bit of an issue. If that is not improved upon, he will be a good player but a bit “high risk, high reward”.

Draft Prediction:

Horton doesn’t show up on any draft boards that I have seen. That doesn’t mean that he will be completely passed up, however. There is always a chance that a team will spend a 7th round pick on his big play abilities, but it is more likely that he will have to be waiting by his phone until after the draft has ended and field calls from teams looking for a nickel corner and special teams standout to fill out their roster.

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