Tyvon Branch Scouting Report

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Tyvon Branch Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: AAC
School: Connecticut Huskies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #29
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 204 lbs.
Drafted 4.1 in 2008 by OAK

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut

Branch is a prospect that has shot onto the radar recently thanks to the combine, where he posted one of the fastest times of any of the participants, clocking in at a blistering 4.31 seconds. Branch played in all 48 of UConn's games over the last four seasons, and was a starter for the last two seasons for Randy Edsall's Huskies. In his collegiate career, Branch made 230 tackles, 18 pass breakups, and three interceptions and had his career highs in tackles and pass breakups in 2007 -- when he had 89 tackles and 10 pass breakups. While he'll no doubt catch some eyes because of his speed, strength (19 bench press reps at the combine, one of the top totals among corners) and versatility in the secondary (he played both safety and corner in college), Branch's abilities as a return man might get him the most time on the field early on. As a senior, Branch returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged 28.9 yards per return on 27 returns. Branch was a national champion sprinter in high school, so he's certainly put his speed to good use and will continue to do so on the next level. There's a good chance that he could be moved to safety in the NFL, but wherever he plays, he should be a solid contributor (may it be primarily in defense or on special teams). Branch could be drafted as high as the third round and will likely be off the board no later than the fourth.

Last Updated Mar-28-2008 by Eddie Griffin

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