CB Virginia Tech
De Angelo is fast and quick. He changes direction with ease. Very good hip-flip.
He is smart and is a playmaker. He has the abilities to be a shutdown corner in
the NFL. Nice long arms to defend against bigger players. He loves a challenge.
He is a nightmare on special teams. Excellent in the punt return game. He has
the ability to affect the game plan of his opponents.
Needs to Improve
No sense in going through some sort of nonsense about attitude, techniques,
yada, yada, yada. Yes, he needs to improve, and he will. He could be a better
tackler (pick, pick, pick). Hopefully,
he will mature in his actions on the field but if he doesn't, it's not
something that is very likely to affect his draft status.
There are just a few of these type of players that are shutdown players at
their position and can throw fear into the heart of their opponents in the
special teams game, too. This kid will impact in his first year with
interceptions and run backs on special teams. He likes the big time and wears
it well. He uses intimidation to mask his limitations as a cover corner. All
the big ones do this. He is the closest thing coming out of the college game to
D. Sanders that I have seen. Once drafted, he will have to prove that he is
worthy of that comparison. Kansas City special teams player Dante Hall
literally won five games for his team this year and affected the game plan
of his opponents in all 16 games. With that type of success, other teams
will be looking for their own choo-choo, like Dante. The fact that DeAngelo has
the potential to be a shutdown corner would make me think that DeAngelo might
be a pretty high draft choice. I hear collecting choo-choo’s can be worth a lot