2022 NFL draft scouting report: Georgia S Lewis Cine

Georgia S Lewis Cine

199 pounds

Yahoo Sports’ 2022 NFL draft grade

6.09 — possible first-rounder; possible immediate starter

TL;DR scouting report

Long, versatile safety with surprising speed, game-changing hitting ability, but he’s been a limited playmaker in college

The skinny

A 4-star Rivals recruit (No. 56 nationally) in the Class of 2019, Cine picked the Bulldogs over Florida, Michigan, Penn State and Texas. He started two of 14 games as a true freshman, making 20 tackles, one INT and three passes defended, being named co-winner of Special Teams Newcomer of the Year. In 10 starts in 2020, Cine made 52 tackles (one for a loss) and three pass breakups. He finished his career strong for the national champs in 2021, with 73 tackles (two for losses), one INT and 10 pass breakups. Cine declared early for the 2022 NFL draft.

Georgia S Lewis Cine gets set to face off vs. Georgia Tech. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Well put-together athlete — over 6-foot-2, 32 1/4-jnch arms with room to add mass if needed

Combine workout was an eye-opener — 4.37 40 (with 1.45 10-yard split), 11-foot-1 broad jump, 36.5-inch vertical

Tone setter — brings urgent play style to the party

Excellent tackler — squares up ballcarriers, seeks to make presence felt

Fearlessly comes crashing downhill to make hits, even vs. bigger RBs, TEs

Makes, quick decisive reads on routes developing in front of him

Good range to patrol half the field

Flips hips quickly and gets on his horse to defend the deep ball

Showed hints of more playmaking potential in 2021 — nine passes defended

Has played snaps at every spot in secondary — FS, SS, “Money” safety, nickel, outside CB

Role changed week by week — did whatever team needed him to

Could be tried as a possible zone CB convert — limited experience wide, more in…


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