Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State #2

6006, 185, 4.53


Notes: From Cleveland, OH. Played in 9 games (1 at wide receiver, 8 at cornerback), had 18 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, 1 interception (returned 43 yards for a touchdown) and 2 pass breakups in 2016. Played in 13 games with 9 starts at cornerback, recorded 40 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 9 PBU and 1 forced fumble in 2017. In 12 games, posted 72 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 16 PBU and caught 1 pass for 11 yards in 2018.

Positives: Good all-around athlete with nice length. Good hands and ball skills. Very smooth and fluid. Natural instincts. Can match up in press coverage. Consistent open-field tackler.

Negatives: Lacks elite suddenness and speed. Still needs some refinement on footwork and coverage technique.

Summary: Nice all around prospect who can develop into a solid starter.

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