Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr.

Clemson CB Andrew Booth

6-foot
194 pounds

Yahoo Sports’ 2022 NFL draft grade

6.23 — possible first-rounder; possible immediate starter

TL;DR scouting report

Strong competitor who has very good talent and athleticism to profile as a potential CB1 in time at the next level

The skinny

A 5-star Rivals recruit (No. 14 nationally) in the Class of 2019, Booth chose the Tigers and saw limited action in 13 games as a true freshman, making four tackles. He started four of 11 games in 2020, with 27 tackles (2.5 for losses), one sack, six passes defended, two interceptions and a fumble recovery returned for a TD. As a junior last season, Booth tallied 39 tackles (three for losses), five pass breakups and three interceptions in 11 starts. He declared early for the 2022 NFL draft but was unable to work out at the NFL combine or Clemson’s pro day following a quad injury suffered while training for the 40-yard dash.

Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. celebrates an interception vs. South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Upside

Nicely put-together athlete — stronger than he looks with quick-twitch athleticism

Adequate height, weight, length to hold up vs. physical receivers

Light, quick feet to react to speed, shiftiness

Smooth and patient in his backpedal

Displays some good burst and explosion in his movement

Capable of some highlight-reel plays — absurd body control and timing

Playmaking potential on display past two seasons — 5 INTs, 14 PDs on 76 targets

Appears to have potential in off-man coverage — closes hard, fast from his cushion

Potential to develop in press-man — good initial punch and balance

Georgia looked his way exactly once in first three quarters

Won’t take cheese — doesn’t readily fall for play action, double moves, misdirection

Good competitive temperament — plays with a chip on his shoulder

Will drive downhill…

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