Found November 12, 2012 on
Beyond the Combine:
HT: 6-1 WT: 217
YR: JR Pos: CB
2011: 43 tckls(36 solo), 1.5 tfl, 1 int & 4 PBUs
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The size of an NFL safety playing corner
Knows how to use his hands effectively in coverage
Likes to play physical
Exceptional in press man
Versatile, can play anywhere in the secondary
Plays like a safety when lined up in the box
Great ball skills
Knows how to fight off of blocks
Wants to be involved in the running game
Footwork needs improvement
Needs to improve seeing all of the routes coming at him when playing in zone
When WRs get separation he doesn’t close on them as quick as he should
Rhodes is a big physical corner that likes to be physical and aggressive with opposing WRs. He tends to wear WRs out throughout the game. Rhodes isn’t afraid to get dirty in the running game either. He is very effective with and when you using his hands in coverage. He is very good at throwing WRs off of their routes. With his size you can move him around all over the secondary if need be. Xavier still has room for improvement. His footwork can use some improvement in man to man, and when in zone his vision can use improve. He also needs to work on closing the gap when WRs get separation. In my opinion Rhodes has a huge upside and should be in heavy demand come draft time.
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