Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison #6

5096, 179, 4.48


Notes: From Royal Palm Beach, FL. Originally committed to Coastal Carolina out of high school, but decommitted and chose JMU. Played in all 13 games, making 12 starts at cornerback, with 47 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, 3 interceptions (for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns), 15 pass breakups, 2 fumble recoveries and 5 blocked kicks in 2014. Was dismissed from the team after he and two teammates were charged with petty larceny of less than $200 and did not play in 2015. Was reinstated by new coaching staff, played in all 15 games, with 6 starts, posted 37 tackles, 2 INT, 11 PBU and 1 forced fumble in 2016. Played in all 15 games, with 13 starts, recorded 68 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 8 INT (for 67 yards and 1 TD), 22 PBU and 2 fumble recoveries in 2017. Started all 13 games, had 56 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 5 INT (for 217 yards and 3 TDs), 15 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR and 1 blocked kick in 2018. Finished his career with 63 passes defenses, 18 interceptions returned 363 yards for 6 touchdowns.

Positives: Very good quickness, agility and speed. Fluid hips and turn. Can run with receivers one-on-one in coverage. Very good instincts and reactions. Excellent hands and ball skills. Dangerous returner on interception returns. Feisty and tenacious. Very competitive. Pesky and tenacious in coverage, even against bigger receivers. Not afraid to get physical. Has a knack for blocking kicks. Might be worth a look as a punt returner.

Negatives: Small with skinny frame. Has matchup limitations against bigger receivers. Will overplay jumping routes at times.

Summary: Undersized but seems to be a magnet for the football. Should carve out a full-time nickel role, but would not discount his ability to play outside too.

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