St. Louis Rams NFL Draft Profile: CB Lamarcus Joyner

St. Louis Rams NFL Draft Profile: CB Lamarcus Joyner
April 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
CSN Staff

Lamarcus Joyner (CB), Florida State

5’8” | 184 lbs.

2013 stats:

69 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 INT

Selection:

2nd round, 41st overall (St. Louis Rams from Buffalo)

What scouts are saying:

"Was not targeted very often as a corner, but also had a high burn rate when he was thrown at in man coverage (around 55 percent). That is high for a corner but good for a safety. Did not allow a single catch over 20 yards as a corner in 2013." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com)

"Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner is one of the rare athletes who can, and has, excelled at multiple positions in the ‘Noles’ secondary, making him even more valuable to an NFL team. The ‘biggest’ knock on him, though? His limited stature (5-foot 8). Still, short guys have excelled in the football world before and do even today. Doug Martin, Wes Welker, Ray Rice, Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren Sproles are all nearly household names and all are 5-foot 8 or shorter. Does Joyner have what it takes?" (Rick Stavig, RantSports.com)

"Joyner has some Tyrann Mathieu to his game. In the NFL, his best fit will probably be as a hybrid defender who gets moved around from slot corner to safety and a returner." (WalterFootball.com)

"Classic 'tweener who could compete in situational packages, but is vulnerable to be mismatched against. Will need to make his mark on special teams and in the return game to carve a role. Has a make-it attitude and winning mentality that could allow him to overcome his physical limitations." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

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