I know he is a long term project.... which i understand but please watch this video from draft day and then ill tell you what I see.
First Play able to read and react even though at the beginning of the play he is clearly out of position. I know the competition was far slower than he will see in the NFL but lets be honest he isnt playing for minimum two years anyways.
Second play he was able to read run and come up and put a lick on the running back. This play reminds me of A-Dub just lighter.... It would seem he is playing safety here and he is able to make a quick decision and got to the ball carrier very fast.
Third play was a break down in protection from the linemen, but if he is going to become a good safety he will need to blitz much like this. I would of preferred a delayed blitz but A-Dub will be able to teach him not to show his hand too early better. He did a good job of keeping his feet and not "wiffing" on the QB.
Forth Play is another solid read and react run play, sticking with the outside man on the option and putting another lick on the QB. Again he was playing safety once again A-Dub type of play.
The fifth play is a right place right time INT. QB overthrew his receiver.
Out of everything he looks very fast on the field, which game fast is different than 40 fast. we have all see the box video so his leaping ability more than makes up for his shorter size. I think he is the perfect student to sit and learn under Mr. Wilson for the next two years and get some of that raw talent taught up a little.
How do you think Justin Bethel will do with the AZ Cardinals?
Starting Safety in 3 years (167 votes)
Solid Backup, but nothing more. (61 votes)
Practice squad talent, thats it. (7 votes)
Off the Team in 3 Years (11 votes)
246 total votes