Darnell Savage, CB-S, Maryland #4

5110, 199, 4.46


Notes: From Newark, DE. Appeared in the final 10 games, starting the season finale, credited with 12 tackles in 2015. Started 12 games at safety, posted 59 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 sack, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups in 2016. Started all 12 games at safety, registered 59 tackles, 3 INT (for 93 return yards and 1 touchdown), 11 PBU, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked kick in 2017. Started all 12 games at safety, had 51 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4 INT (for 30 yards and 1 TD) and 6 PBU in 2018.

Positives: Can match up against slot receivers and tight ends in coverage. Very good speed and range. Good recognition skills and instincts. Hard hitter and good tackler. Very decisive and aggressive. Playmaker. Good hands with natural run skills after a turnover. Excellent closing speed. Tough and feisty. Aggressive on run support.

Negatives: Has some lapses on coverage. Fails to wrap up at times.

Summary: Played mostly safety but has skillset that translates to corner as well.

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