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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Kavon Frazier, FS

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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Kavon Frazier, FS
School: Central Michigan | Conference: Mid-American
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 213 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 6th Round
NFL Comparison: Dashon Goldson

College Statistics

Player Overview

Is it a heat seeking missile, or is it Kavon Frazier? This big safety prospect is always in on the takedown and he has some pop on his hits  – and he loves it. Frazier has a non-stop motor and a gift for blitzing off the edge. He flashes great instincts, especially when defending read option runs his eyes stay on the ball and he isn't easily fooled. He has the athleticism to stick with receivers in coverage too. Frazier was also a high school running back, that translated to college where he plays with light feet and good fluidity when dropping back in coverage. He still needs work in that area however. Frazier plays very aggressively and tends to lose sight of the ball if he was even looking for it in the air. There some contact downfield that you don't want to see at the NFL level because it will be called as PI. Frazier played both box safety and single high at Central Michigan but it's clear that his bread and butter is being physical while defending the run – for now. If put in the right situation to develop and with a little bit of seasoning Frazier could develop into a nice overall safety in the NFL.

Strengths

  • Great size and athleticism with big hit ability.
  • Physical in the box, he shows great pursuit and closing speed.
  • Plays without abandon launching himself into the ball carrier for a takedown.
  • Has the athleticism to stick with TE's at the next level.
  • Natural and fluid in his movements while dropping in coverage.

Weaknesses

  • Coverage skills need work, doesn't consistently look for the ball when in the air and gets grabby with receivers downfield when he doesn't need to.
  • Bites on play action because of his aggressive nature, he needs to learn some poise and discipline in that area.
  • For all his positives playing the run he can also overpursue because of his aggressive playing style, that spells big trouble leaving a cutback lane open with no one there.


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How He Would Fit on the Redskins

A late round defensive back that's tough, nasty, violent, energetic, has great size and athleticism AND can lay people out? Sounds like a McCloughan guy to me. I listed a lot of positives here but there is a reason Frazier is going on day 3 instead of day 1 or 2 – he's an incomplete safety that really needs to improve in his coverage. There is a place for him on the Redskins though as a core special teamer and developmental prospect. Frazier has all the physical tools to become one of those late round guys who works his way into the starting role but it will take time, patience, and a few blown plays and embarrassment for him to get there. Will the coaches and fan base have the patience? Frazier brings more of that tough and passionate attitude that our team needs. He was praised at CMU for his leadership and his willingness to work hard to get results. According to Frazier whatever team he lands on "no one will outwork" him and that's the type of attitude a Redskin should have.