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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford

Do you want a player that hits hard? I mean really hard? Jaquiski Tartt may be for you.

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Out of all the safety prospects this year, the one guy with the token "Kam Chancellor" comparison is Jaquiski Tartt, SS out of tiny Samford. You can see the size comparisons, standing at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds he's a load to contend with. Is he a fit for the Giants? You bet. Let's take a look:


- Already mentioned his size. Has the athleticism to play at that size.

- Powerful hitter and fundamental tackler

- Instinctive and can react well

- Decisive player that plays confidently and aggressively

- Good range and ability to move laterally


- Tight hips make it difficult for him to hold up in man coverage

- Not sure if I've seen enough to make me comfortable putting him single high

- Has had lapses in coverage, sometimes has trouble judging depth

Does He Fit With The Giants?

The Giants have two strong safety prospects in Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe, but neither should force them to pass on a strong safety prospect if they really like him. Tartt brings an angry and aggressive presence to the Giants' backfield and that cannot be understated.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 92

Mocking The Draft - Not in top 100

CBS Sports - 92

Draft Tek - 155

Final Thoughts

A powerful, aggressive safety, Tartt appears to be a box safety with elite size and power. He's smart, confident, and should be the apple of a coach's eye with his aggressive playstyle. I think he can hold his own in a Cover 2 scheme but I would not trust him as the single high guy. I'm not sure how I feel about his man coverage skills against tight ends and that will ultimately determine his draft range. If coaches feel he can improve his hip flexion and technique, he'll go on Day 2. If not, definitely Day 3.