Round | Team | Pos. | School | Name
DB (6-1, 193, 4.27)
Has very good size and excellent speed, especially for his size. Also is extremely fluid and quick. Has smooth hips and shows the ability to turn and run with the fastest NFL WR's. He shows the athletic ability and fluidity to mirror the double move versus quicker NFL receivers. A developmental prospect that continues to improve and shows a good deal of upside. Lacks ideal starting experience at the DC position. Is a bit raw. Needs to improve his footwork and awareness. Lacks ideal technique in press coverage. His instincts are improving but still not very good. He isn't very strong or overly physical. He needs to be more competitive and tougher. Has decent but not good ball skills. Seems to have some trouble finding the ball over his shoulder in the vertical passing game. Also lacks ideal strength and toughness in run support.Routt was an All-American in track in high school and also ran track (60 meters and 200 meters) on the Houston track team in 2002 and 2003. Routt started four of the 11 games he played in during the 2001 season as a true freshman. He started on of the 12 games he played in as a sophomore in 2002. He started 10-of-13 games as a junior in 2003, finishing with 28 tackles, eight passes broken up and one blocked kick. As a senior in 2004, Routt started all 11 games and finished with 60 total tackles, two INT's and eight PBU. Routt has an excellent combination of size and speed. He continues to improve in terms of his technique and awareness at the cornerback position but he is still a developmental prospect that will need time and good coaching before he can contribute as a defensive back in the NFL. In the meantime, he was a productive special teams' player in college and shows the potential to contribute in that area early in his NFL career. Routt projects as a mid-to-late round prospect in 2005.
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