Saquan Hampton, S, Rutgers #9

6013, 209, 4.61


Notes: From Hamilton, NJ. Redshirted in 2014. Played in 12 games with 12 games with 1 start at safety, credited with 28 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 interception and 3 pass breakups in 2015. Started 7 games (missed 5 due to a shoulder injury) at free safety, recorded 46 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT and 2 PBU in 2016. Played in 8 games with 7 starts at free safety, logged 38 tackles and 3 PBU in 2017. Team captain, started all 12 games, had 65 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 INT, 16 PBU and 1 fumble recovery in 2018.

Positives: Nice size, speed and physicality. Good route recognition and instincts. Strong, fundamentally sound tackler. Provides solid run support. Diagnoses well and flies to the football. Plays off and works through blockers to get to the ball-carrier. Tough competitor. Should contribute on special teams.

Negatives: Lacks elite, quick-twitch suddenness and pure speed.

Summary: Should make a team and be a factor on special teams while he develops. Has the tools to become an eventual starter in the NFL.

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