Each day we will take a look at one or two of the players with a little background information on them.
Rutgers offensive lineman Tariq Cole.
Today, it is Arkansas cornerback Ryan Pulley.
Arkansas cornerback RYAN PULLEY (5-11, 198) played in 34 games (23 starts) and totaled 94 tackles, four tackles for loss and five interceptions in his career. In 2018, he played in 11 games (nine starts) and led the team with three interceptions to go along with 37 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumble. A Fort Myers, FL native, Pulley had a career-high 13 passes defensed and 47 tackles as a sophomore in 2016.
Press cornerback with good strength, balance and aggressiveness to disrupt the release and maintain hip-to-hip relationship down the field. Pulley’s hip tightness can push him into a prolonged recovery mode and his downfield ball skills are below average. He’s generally able to handle his man coverage but is average from zone. How Arkansas coaches characterize him could go a long way in determining if he gets drafted, but he has Day 3 talent and chance to become a decent backup.
He has bounced back nicely from the torn pectoral that cost him all of 2017 and is tied for second in the SEC with 3 INTs. The 5-11, 200-pound senior is strong against the run and physical in man coverage and has shown the ability to click and close on the ball in zone.