The Georgia secondary is pretty amazing. They have some studs, but outside cornerback Eric Stokes is a kid I would like to focus on. Stokes has been playing since his True Freshman year and he has been involved from the jump.
When it comes to press, Stokes is a very good press corner. He will b a nightmare in the NFL for wide outs. He is always on the ball, and does a great job at breaking up the pass. I would like him to get his head on a swivel a bit more, and turn and look for the ball.
When it comes to coverage, he knows how to play the outside receivers well. He can run with them and seems to be there to break it up. When the ball is coming in he does a great job at ripping it out.
When it comes to special teams, he has played special teams and had a nice blocked punt for a touchdown his freshman year against Missouri.
The 6’1 cornerback is a redshirt junior, that I feel will come out early. Right now he is a very solid player. If you are looking for a guy to come in and get interceptions, I am not sure Stokes is your guy, but if you are looking for a nightmare for opposing wide outs, that is Stokes. This year Stokes has been more active in the interception game with three but in the two previous years he had zero.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes
The Covington, Georgia native is aggressive in the secondary. I hope that does not bite him at the next level. He will need to turn his head around more at the next level, but when it comes to staying with the wide out step for step, that is Stokes. In his career he has 3 career interceptions, but 76 tackles and 1 forced fumble. He has 25 career pass deflections though and that is key. He will be taken but I am not sure at this point how high he will be selected. If I was to guess, I would say he is a 2nd to 3rd rounder right now. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner