Cameron Sutton Scouting Report

Cameron Sutton

CB, Tennessee 

  • 5’11 1/4″HEIGHT
  • 30″ARM LENGTH
  • 188 LBS. WEIGHT
  • 8 1/4″HANDS

Strengths: 

  • Smart player with fantastic football IQ
  • Had some very impressive games when healthy over past 3 years
  • Breaks up the ball well and has decent ball skills – 5 interceptions and 17 pass breakups in past 3 seasons
  • Impressed at the Senior Bowl in one-on-one drills
  • Flashes ability to make plays at the line of scrimmage – tendency to sniff out screen passes
  • Ability to play both man and zone coverage
  • Incredible 2014 season – allowed just 29 catches with 3 interceptions and 10 pass breakups

Weaknesses: 

  • Struggles sometimes in man coverage
  • Very susceptible to double-moves – bites too often
  • Not a great athlete – good agility (6.81s 3-cone), but tested below average
  • Small stature – 5’11 1/4” with small hands and short arms
  • Doesn’t possess elite speed to stick with receivers down the field (4.52s 40-yard dash)
  • His best season came in 2014
  • Has been banged up with injuries
  • Needs to use his hands better in press coverage

Player Comparison: Alterraun Verner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Draft experts weren’t quite as high on Verner entering the draft, as most viewed him as a 4th or 5th round selection. Verner ended up being drafted in the 4th round (pick 104 overall) back in 2010. Like Verner, Cameron Sutton was viewed as a mid-round cornerback prospect in this years’ deep cornerback class. Sutton was picked slightly early at pick 94 overall in the 3rd round. Both corners don’t have desired size, length, and athleticism for the outside. However, Sutton and Verner both win with good technique and savvy football IQ’s. They are both pretty scheme versatile and don’t make a lot of mistakes in coverage overall. If all goes well, Sutton could follow a similar career path to Verner in the NFL.

Combine measurables of cornerbacks Cameron Sutton (left) vs Alterraun Verner (right).
Combine measurables of cornerbacks Cameron Sutton (left) vs Alterraun Verner (right).

 

Bottom Line:

Sutton is a productive SEC cornerback who is spoken very highly of by teammates and coaches. His play has leveled out and even dropped off a bit since a stellar 2014 campaign, as he was hampered by some injuries including a broken ankle in 2016. Because of his lack of size or elite athleticism, Sutton probably will never develop into a number one corner, and may have trouble playing on the outside in the NFL. Sutton projects best as a slot corner at the next level. If Sutton can get back to where he was in 2014, he has a chance to be a very solid NFL cornerback.

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