SCOUTING REPORT: Derrick Canteen, CB (2024)

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FILM: vs Nebraska (2022) • vs Coastal Carolina (2022)

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◊ technically sound corner with outside-slot versatility

◊ ability to play downhill & make plays close to or at the LOS

◊ willing tackler

◊ productive RS-freshman season in 2020 where he tied for first in the NCAA with 6 interceptions in the season + 16 PD

◊ adequate in zone & man coverage; ability to play press-man

◊ smooth backpedal; keeps hips low & stays square when he isn’t utilizing bail technique; doesn’t open up early or fall for WRs nuance in routes

◊ fluid change of direction; seems to have a natural feel for how to move in space; taking good angles

◊ staying in receivers hip pockets; not allowing them to stack on deeper routes

◊ knows how to use his hands to keep in phase

◊ typically clean footwork; avoiding false steps

◊ disciplined eyes coupled with good football IQ & instinctual awareness

◊ lateral mobility & agility; decent short area quickness

◊ does a nice job keeping everything in front of him and not giving up much YAC on catches

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Ø had surgery for a torn pectoral muscle during 2021 season

Ø late hands in press occasionally leads to him losing leverage & letting receivers cross his face on in-breaking routes

Ø questions about play strength, specifically pertaining to jamming WRs at the line

Ø occasionally gets caught being a little too handsy in coverage

Ø long speed to stick with or chase down NFL WRs if he gets beat off the line is a question — should be able to answer this season in the ACC



RD 2 (Early Contributor)