The Tar Heels have yet another playmaker on defense. Underrated NFL pipeline they have been producing as of late.
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- Ball Skills
- "Home Run" hitter
UNC safety Tre Boston is one of the most dynamic playmakers on the defensive side of the ball in the 2014 draft. He has the ability to play both safety and corner at the next level. Boston has split time at both spots in 2013.
Boston has the elite ball skills to stick at corner with his deep speed. The instincts are very good as well as the reaction time from backpedal. He also has the athleticism to run with anyone and high points the ball like a proven receiver.
The versatility is a huge plus in his favor as he's started at corner and both safety spots during his Tar Heels career. However, Boston's tackling technique needs to be cleaned up by a significant margin. Also, he has a tendency to go for the big hit instead of trying to wrap up properly. While making strides in this area during this season, it still needs a lot of work.
I think Boston ultimately ends up sticking at safety like Charles Woodson and more recently, the Giants' Antrel Rolle.
NFL Player Comp: Asante Samuel CB Falcons/Tyrann Mathieu DB Cardinals
Best NFL Position: Free Safety