No special theme this week, just five really good prospects. This group is has a healthy dose of talent on both sides of the ball. Though I might be most excited about the two juniors in this group.
I have identified over 170 prospects for the 2019 draft that I believe could be potential fits for the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ll be releasing mini scouting reports on these prospects in random groups of five up until the draft.
Check out the sixteenth group of prospects down below:
Xavier Crawford is a junior declare in the 2019 NFL draft. He transferred from Oregon State to Central Michigan as a graduate transfer. That means he graduated from Oregon State in just three years. Crawford had a strong rookie season, but he really came on during his junior year for Central Michigan and thrived in their press-man heavy system.
After the Chiefs’ defensive backs got throttled on Thursday Night Football by a big and physical Mike Williams, I’m looking at corners who have the size, speed, and aggression to match up.
Crawford is listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, he’s got some size and speed to his game and can match up with the bigger and more physical receivers out there. On the 2018 season Crawford has allowed just a 53.6 passer rating to quarterbacks throwing into his coverage. Crawford does a good job sticking in a defenders hip pocket and making plays on the ball. He doesn’t have a ton of interceptions, but he has a lot of pass breakups.
There will probably be plenty of corners drafted before Crawford hears his name called, but the Chiefs are going to have to find some value in the middle of the draft if they seek to rebuild their secondary in 2019.
Central Michigan had a bad season this year, so you won’t see Crawford in a bowl game.