Rashad Carmichael Scouting Report

Rashad Carmichael

Height: 5’10
Weight: 192
College: Virginia Tech
40 Time: 4.43
Class: Senior
Projected: 3rd Round


2010 – 40 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 7 PBU, 4 INT’s
2009 – 55 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 6 PBU, 6 INT’s
2008 – 12 tackles, 2 PBU
2007 – 8 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 PBU


Rashad Carmichael is a corner with a lot of potential in a zone scheme. He’s got great instincts and is active in run support. He plays with excellent speed and has smooth footwork. He has to be coached up a bit more because he still has some issues with his technique. The physical attributes are there but he has to put it together. He also needs to bulk more and be more physical with receivers.

Scouting Report:


– Great game speed
– Has a good burst
– Fluid hips
– Smooth footwork
– Has good instincts
– Locates the ball well in the air
– Very experienced in zone coverage
– Knows his assignment
– Good against the run
– Takes proper angles and does a great job of keeping contain
– Not afraid to make tackles
– Hustle player
– Has a lot of potential in a zone scheme


– Is a bit undersized
– Gets too high in his back pedal at times
– Stays flat-footed in zone and lets receivers eat up his cushion fast
– Not a physical corner
– Doesn’t disrupt receivers routes at all
– Plays in a scheme that doesn’t call for a lot of press coverage
– Ball skills are average
– Gets in good position but too often is out-muscled by bigger receivers in a jump ball situation
– Will miss tackles

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.0
Man Coverage: 3.0
Zone Coverage: 3.5
Tackling: 2.5
Ball Skills: 2.5
Pro Potential: 3.5


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