Tarvarus McFadden, cornerback, Florida State
What is not to like about this kid? First off, let’s just take a gander at his frame. He’s a prototypical outside cornerback at 6-foot-2, and McFadden surely does play with that size. He’s physical at the line, tremendous when it comes to tracking the quarterback and has amazing on-ball skills.
That all came out in a splendid fashion during his sophomore campaign, when McFadden put up a nation-high eight interceptions in his first extended playing time with the Seminoles. This all culminated in McFadden — still only a sophomore — being a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player.
With fellow corner Marquez White having departed for the pros this season, McFadden will have an opportunity to shine by himself in Florida State’s defensive backfield. He already has the frame and the pure raw talent to be a top-10 pick.
If McFadden can fix some technique issues and show better hip fluidity in coverage, there’s a darn good chance he could be one of the top-five players off the board when the 2017 NFL Draft comes calling. That’s just how good this kid is at a still young age.