Dane Cruikshank – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Dane Cruikshank

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Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
S Arizona 9 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 206 N/A 6'1 209 31 8 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.41 38.5 10'1 25 6.89 4.24

Overview:

Cruikshank finished his career at Arizona, where he played in 25 career games, had 135 tackles, 7.0 for loss, 5 interceptions, 17 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble. He has good size, he has great speed, and is a tackling machine. He was a ball hawk, and he is a solid cover defensive back. He was a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is a hard hitter, a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He is very physical, and does not back down. He was a 2-year starter at Arizona, he is a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. On the other hand, he has issues with defensive pass interference calls, and he is not the biggest defensive back, as he could be seen more as a safety/linebacker hybrid in the NFL. With that said, I view Cruikshank as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has great speed

Is versatile as he can play both CB and S

A tackling machine

Ball hawk

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Did a great job of breaking up passes

Solid cover DB

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A hard hitter

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

2yr starter at Arizona

Very physical

Does not back down

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

Weaknesses:

Has issues with defensive pass interference calls

Not the biggest DB as he could be seen as a S/LB hybrid in the NFL

Career Stats:

Games Played: 25

Tackles: 135

Tackles For Loss: 7.0

Interceptions: 5

Pass Breakups: 17

Forced Fumbles: 1