Jeremy Cutrer, Cornerback, Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
Weight: 167 lbs
Vertical Jump (Pro Day): 32”
Broad Jump (Pro Day): 10’2”
40 yard dash (Pro Day): 4.52
3-Cone Drill (Pro Day): 7.26
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.62
Though he was only a Blue Raider for two years, Jeremy Cutrer showed a strong skill set that should serve him him well in the NFL. Much like former Blue Raider and current Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard, Cutrer is a ball hawk in coverage always looking to make a play to help his team. Being able to run with receivers in man coverage and using his size to compete, Jeremy was able to get six interceptions and 23 pass breakups as a Blue Raider.
Also similar to Byard, Jeremy Cutrer is a ball hawk against the run too. His ability to sense the run and shed blockers on his way to the ball carrier is one of his best traits. In his two years as a Blue Raider, Cutrer recorded 95 tackles, seven of which were tackles for loss. On top of all of that, he is fast enough and long enough to block kicks very well, doing it twice in his college career.
The triple OT "Kicking Games" battle gave us our #CUSATopPlay for Week 10. Courtesy of @MT_FB. #CUSA #BeTheNext pic.twitter.com/lgl6n6GpeH— Conference USA (@Conference_USA) November 10, 2015
The first thing scouts will say about Jeremy is that he is too small. If drafted, teams will want him to put on some muscle to fill out his frame. Also, because of his background playing both safety and cornerback, he can tend to give too much space sometimes. Opponents used this to their advantage by running short routes underneath the coverage and getting easy completions. Though part of that was scheme, it is something Cutrer will need to work on to excel at the next level.
Jeremy Cutrer has proven on tape that he has what it takes to compete in the NFL with just a little bit of refining. I believe all of the “problems” teams may have with him are fixable and he has the length and speed that teams are looking for. He will be a great day three pick up for team looking to add depth at cornerback.