Da'Norris Searcy Scouting Report

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Da'Norris Searcy Scouting Report

Position: SS
Conference: ACC
School: North Carolina Tar Heels
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #21
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 223 lbs.
Drafted 4.3 in 2011 by BUF

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.56
Bench press27
Vertical jump33.0
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill6.87

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Da'Norris Searcy, SS, North Carolina

Da'Norris Searcy has often been overshadowed on North Carolina's stellar defense…and understandably so. However, the 5-11 safety has done a superb job for the Tar Heels once he was able to work his way into the regular rotation. Searcy spent much of his freshman and sophomore seasons on special teams, but made a few appearances at safety, most notably earning a start following the 2008 season in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. During that contest Searcy totaled ten tackles and two sacks.

His success at the end of the 2008 season led to much higher expectations in 2009. Searcy started all 13 games and tallied 35 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception. The numbers got much more impressive in 2010. After missing three games due to the scandal that rocked UNC, Searcy came back and turned into a senior leader. On the year he picked off four passes and also continued to develop his skills as a kick and punt returner.

Searcy is pretty much stuck between the strong safety and the free safety position. He is not the big, physical player that most NFL teams want in a strong safety, nor does he have the range and quickness that many free safeties have in this class. He does have great instincts and knows how to play the game, but until somebody finds a position for him, he will drop into the middle or later rounds.

Last Updated Apr-04-2011 by Joel Welser

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