Law Nation Film Study: Kavon Frazier


OVERVIEW
Frazier garnered second-team All-MAC recognition in his senior season (led team with 108 tackles, 4.5 for loss), but the largest honor he received was being able to wear the No. 21 jersey of his former friend and teammate, Derrick Nash. Nash passed away from leukemia in June 2015, and coaches decided to rotate the 21 jersey throughout the season as a way of honoring his memory. Frazier got to wear the jersey twice, including in the team’s bowl game. Before 2015, Frazier played as a reserve in 2012 (36 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups), earned more playing time as a sophomore (67 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups), and went back to a partial starter in 2014 (58 stops, four pass break-ups).

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds
Vertical: 40 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 8 inches
Short shuttle: 4.29 seconds
3-cone drill: 6.96 seconds

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Has the physical build of a grown, NFL man with broad shoulders and muscular frame. Classic, height/weight/speed prospect. Comes downhill looking for work in run support. Explodes through his target as a hitter and looks to make statements. Has experience high and low as a safety. Good stop-start foot quickness for a big safety. Special teams demon with 14 tackles in punt and kick coverage over the last two seasons. His college coach was a long­time NFL special teams coordinator who praises Frazier’s special teams potential. Should test well at the combine.

WEAKNESSES Strong
desire to thump against the run forces him out of position when biting on play­action. His downhill tracks sometimes include questionable angles to the ball and he will run himself into traffic and lose contain. Has issues overreacting to head fakes at the break points of routes. Shows some confusion sifting through combo routes at times. Average instincts from zone and is slow to anticipate quarterback’s intentions.

SOURCES TELL US
“I really like his potential because he’s a big athlete who will hit you and immediately brings special teams value to the table.” — NFC South scout

NFL COMPARISON Barry Church

BOTTOM LINE Frazier will immediately appeal to teams who value the eye test as he’s big, physical and athletic, but his true draft value could lie in a team’s willingness to buy into him as a functional safety in coverage. Frazier’s ability to support against the run and contribute immediately on special teams should lead to a third-day selection and an early backup role with a chance to compete for a starting spot down the road.

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