Originally written on DraftAce  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Chase Minnifield CB Virginia #13 Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 185 Strengths: Adequate height. Decent strength for his size. A physical corner; willing to play press coverage, even against bigger, more physically imposing receivers. A real asset in run support; consistently makes plays in the backfield and used on blitzes on occassion. A smart player who is rarely caught out of position. Elite athleticism; shows good body control and does a nice job playing the ball rather than strictly reacting to receiver. Good ball skills. NFL bloodlines; father Frank was a four-tme Pro Bowler with the Browns in late 1980s. Weaknesses: Slightly undersized; would benefit from adding some weight. Hasn’t faced much top competition; only a two-year starter in the ACC where he hasn’t been tested against many elite receivers. Has a tendancey to play too tall at times; will hurt his ability to stay with quicker receivers at the next level. Comments: Minnifield lacks the elite measurables (size, speed) but he has been a consistent playmaker over the past two years at Virginia. His upside may be somewhat limited, but he’s a fairly safe bet to develop into a quality nickel corner, at worst. He’s an intelligent player, and coming from a NFL family certainly helps in that regard. He should be able to contribute in some capacity from day one. Videos: 2011 vs Miami
2011 vs Georgia Tech
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