Lamarcus Joyner FSU Miami Dowell 237x300 #20 Lamarcus Joyner, SS, Florida State

 HGT: 5-8     WGT: 203

YR: Jr         Pos: S

Notables:

  • 2nd Team All ACC
  • Avg 30.5 per kick return
  • 4 Ints in 2011
  • Played CB in 2010 as FR and S in 2011 as Soph

Pros:

  • Versatility- plays safety or cornerback and returns kicks
  • Plays bigger than his size
  • Very explosive
  • Closes very quickly on ball carrier in the open field
  • Consistent and aggressive tackler
  • Good man to man coverage skills for a safety

Cons:

  • Doesn’t show enough in the run game
  • Needs to show more range playing over the top in the passing game
  • Disappears some games
  • Height (5-8)
  • Has to exceed expectations because of his height disadvantage

Thoughts:

One of the things I like the most about Joyner is his athletic ability in the open field. He is one of the most explosive secondary players I have seen this year. He is very aggressive when involved in the run game. Because of his size, his explosion is a key component of his game, which may decay over time because he attacks so reckless. Although he plays bigger than his listed size ultimately I believe his height will be the main issue NFL scouts will have. He needs to show scouts that he is capable of making big plays consistently if he wants to increase his draft stock

 

 

 #20 Lamarcus Joyner, SS, Florida State