Originally Posted by GloryDaysRBack
Does He have the cover skills to play in today's NFL? Is he a big hitter?
Yes and yes.. but I think he is better suited for Strong Safety at the NFL level.. USC (Monte Kiffin's) Tampa 2 defense lists their safeties opposite of traditional thinking. They list TJ as Free Safety and the other guy (Starling, Jones, or Wright) at Strong Safety. That Strong Safety is usually 12 to 15 yards off the line of scrimmage and is the last line of defense. TJ is "free" to line up all over the place in an effort to give him more opportunities to make plays.
Similar to the way they used Eric Berry at Tennessee and John Lynch with Tampa Bay.