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Bears Select CB Isaiah Frey (Nevada Reno) in Sixth Round

| April 28th, 2012

The video posted here are Frey’s high school highlights. Why not?

From National Football Post:

A taller corner with good size and overall length for the position. Possesses average bend when asked to sit into his stance and when asked to turn and run does a decent job keeping his pad level down and cleanly getting out of his transition. However, isn’t real quick footed or physical. Struggles off the line to slide his feet laterally and stay in front of his target. Too often is forced to extend his arms with his feet stuck in the mud and gets overextended off the line. For his size doesn’t play as physical as he should when trying to re-route because of his struggles with balance. Is easily slipped on contact and has a tough time collecting himself and getting back up to speed. Displays solid straight-line speed for his size, but not the kind needed to make up for a false step.

Gets upright when trying to re-direct laterally and simply doesn’t exhibit the kind of initial burst need to close on the football and eliminate initial separation off the line. Does possess a great feel in zone coverage either. Has a tendency to get caught with his eyes in the backfield and take false steps away from the action allowing receivers to slip behind him. For his size isn’t a great tackler and doesn’t breakdown well when attacking downhill.

Impression: Possesses solid speed and god size, but lacks ideal balance and quickness when trying to hold his own off the line in man.

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