The Patriots drafted the appropriately named Ameer Speed with their final pick of the sixth round. He ran a 4.33 forty yard dash at his pro day at 6-3 209. He has primarily played special teams in five years at Georgia and Michigan State but he has sub package potential as a boundary corner.
Here is my scouting report on Ameer Speed. It will be brief as there isn’t much tape on him.
Ameer Speed, CB, 6-3 209, Michigan State
Scouting Report: Long and super athletic, Speed spent most of college career as a standout special teams player at Georgia.
He transferred to Michigan State last season to play for Mel Tucker and defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett. Speed got the opportunity to play corner and safety in certain packages. He was primarily used as a squat Cover 2 corner who used his length to get his hands in defenders and re-route them. A long strider, Speed utilizes his speed well when covering receivers down the field vertically. Speed also changes direction well for a corner his size.
Two things Speed will need to work on is, recognition and ball skills. He doesn’t hand great hands and he needs to learn to use his length to his advantage.
He has a legitimate chance of making the team because of his special teams background.