DJ Turner: NFL Draft Scouting Report

DJ Turner: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 180 Lbs
  • College: Michigan
  • Year: Michigan
  • Position: Cornerback


  • Explosive and sudden athlete
  • Has special athletic ability 
  • Freaks List member 2022
  • Athleticism makes him a hazardous player to go up against for receivers
  • His rare speed and twitch mean he can stick with receivers going deep
  • Hip movement is flowing and flexible
  • Floats in his coverage and his athletic ability mean his movement skills are smooth and natural
  • Is instinctual
  • Plays with patience and recognition
  • Can bait passers into a pass before he snaps to the ball
  • Has high level intelligence to react and react.
  • His awareness and anticipation mean he is one step ahead
  • Plays with decisive and imperious movement
  • He has great route recognition and the reactionary mental processing to act
  • Has experience in man and zone
  • Will be able to be trusted to play on an island in the NFL
  • Has faced some of the best in college football and has held his own


  • Is shorter in height and length
  • His lack of length has to be made up for with athleticism against giant receivers
  • Struggles more against more physical, bullish receivers
  • Lacks physicality and strength
  • While his athletic ability is powerful his play style lack aggressiveness
  • He could be more secure as a tackler but that stems from a lack of overall strength
  • Lacks interception production


DJ Turner is an athletic freak and it underpins his whole game. His phenomenal athletic profile gives him the ability to stick with receivers and his intelligence allows him to understand routes and his leverage. Tuner plays with decisive awareness and his athleticism allows him to react instantly. While he is a smaller prospect which comes with a lack of overall strength and physicality, the fact he is experienced and productive going up against some of the best in college football allows him to translate and transition to the NFL. A versatile corner, with top-tier athleticism,  who you can also be trusted on an island, they always go highly in the NFL Draft.

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