DeJon Gomes Scouting Report
|School:||Nebraska Corn Huskers|
|Height & Weight:||6'0 - 200 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
DeJon Gomes, SS, Nebraska
Gomes did not have much time to waste, but he did not see much playing time early in the 2009 campaign. At first he came in off the bench, but Gomes ended up starting six of the last nine contests. And by the end of the season, the stout Nebraska defense would not have been nearly as productive without him. Gomes finished his junior campaign with 46 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles. His senior year was even more productive. Gomes continued to make big plays, intercepting three passes and forcing two fumbles, but he also turned into a fine tackler and totaled 99 tackles on the season.
Gomes played some linebacker at Nebraska when the situated warranted such things, but his future is at strong safety. However, Gomes is quick enough and has strong enough coverage skills to play corner as well. It will depend on the system, but some NFL team can mold Gomes into the player they want. Yet, that versatility is also a negative as Gomes is not a perfect fit as a strong safety in many systems and that is one reason he will likely not get drafted until the late rounds.
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