Everyone had heard about it or seen it on tape. When Panthers college scout Jeff Beathard went to Baton Rouge and saw it in person, he knew the junior corner would be someone worth keeping a close eye on throughout the draft process.
“Once I left LSU it was like, ‘OK, this is the type of athlete that has the NFL skill set to come out early,’” Beathard recalled. “Especially the speed, that’s something we needed to improve in our secondary. We targeted him as someone who could come in and compete to start.