Jeremy Cutrer 2017 NFL Draft Profile

Overview
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 180 pounds
School: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

Jeremy Cutrer 2017 NFL Draft Profile

Nothing ever came easy for Jeremy Cutrer, and it shows in his play and is why he will now climb up draft boards. Cutrer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his family saw the worst of Hurricane Katrina. He spent most of his childhood homeless. He overcame that and turned into a great football player at Jewel Summer in Kentwood, Louisiana. Cutrer was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and ranked sixth in the state of Louisiana, and 15th at the safety position.

Cutrer was destined to go to his home state program at LSU but failed to meet their academic standards. This took him to Junior College and Mississippi Gulf Coast for two years to play and get his academics up. After two years he attempted again to transfer to LSU but still failed to qualify academically.

With his dream of playing for his home state gone, he transferred to a smaller school in Middle Tennessee State to play out his college career and hope to get NFL attention. He did just that, and in two years and posted 93 career tackles and six interceptions in his final 23 games for the Blue Raiders.

While Cutrer made the most of his first situations, another roadblock came his way when he failed to get invited to the NFL combine. It will certainly hurt his stock, and while he did well at his Pro Day, his name may be slipping through the cracks. Still, Cutrer is a player who should be drafted off of his tape, and we will highlight that is in our Jeremy Cutrer draft profile.

Strengths

  • Makes quick breaks on the ball.
  • First to put his hands on the receiver.
  • Does well following the quarterback.
  • Active tackler.
  • Quick hips.
  • Quick feet.
  • Can play the slot and outside.

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add muscle.
  • Limited experience at division one level.
  • Can get bodied by bigger receivers.

NFL Comparison: Aaron Colvin

Teams with needs at position: Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers

Projection: Fourth Round

Bottom Line

Cutrer is a very interesting prospect, and it would have been nice to see if he could boost his stock at the combine. In his two years, he showed why a school like LSU would have recruited him. Still, it is limited starting experience, and at Middle Tennessee State he wasn’t facing the toughest of competition every week. Adding to that this is a weak cornerback class, and it would be no surprise to see Cutrer slip through the cracks.

Still, in the late rounds Cutrer seems like a player to take a shot on. He works hard and leaves it all on the football field. He is more active against the run than most, and knowing where he came from and what he had to do to get here, his work ethic can be trusted.

Cutrer is a bit lean for a press outside cornerback but with some time an NFL weight room he has the upside to turn into a starting outside player, and would certainly be worth a shot late in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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