Well I went to the Orange Bowl last night and enjoyed myself. My first Bowl game and the weather was lovely. Now I watched some tape on Xavier Rhodes and liked what I saw. He also is a big CB at 6'2 215. So I paid much attention to him at the game to see how he would do. Now this should have been a easy game for him especially against Northern Illinois. Now he didnt get much work because the QB Jordan Lynch is pathetic at QB. They didnt throw the ball much. But when they did I watched and saw what Rhodes did especially. I think he is better suited as a FS. I didnt see him play much press man coverage. He played off 90% of the time. He was thrown at 3 times from what I saw. And I left at the beginning of the 4th. He gave up a reception for 7 yards, one incompletion which should have been a pass interference and the 3rd time was a PI call. He did make the FF against the RB to seal the game. He has the speed to keep up with a reciever but thats hard to tell because he was playing with a 5 yard cushion. But this is the biggest concern for me. He never turns his head. He's like EJ Biggers. Hes in position but never looks for the ball and lacked ball skills in the air. I think that is something that can be corrected but if we are going for prospects as is I dont see him as a 1st round prospect. He looks like a 2nd round guy at best. And maybe mid 2nd round at that. I think he may make the conveersion to FS honestly down the road. What do yall think?
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