One of the most intriguing players in the NFL Draft this year is former USC Trojan Su’a Cravens. He has jumped all around the field and played both outside linebacker and safety. Cravens began his career with the Trojans as a strong safety, but was moved down to outside linebacker in his sophomore season.
Now, the biggest question is what position he will play in the NFL.
Cravens spoke with the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday and said that many teams see him as a safety. However, he also realizes that it really depends on what team picks him up in the Draft.
“I think a lot more teams are starting to want me more as a safety than a linebacker,” Cravens said , who was named a freshman All-American safety before USC coaches moved him to linebacker. “It still depends on what team drafts me.”
Cravens weighed in at six-foot-one and 220 pounds at his pro day and talked about practicing both positions the last few months. He said that his versatility is one thing that should get him drafted pretty early in April.
“I’ve been practicing for both. I can play both and I can plug in right now and go make plays, so it doesn’t matter to me,” said Cravens, who has been projected as a second- to third-round selection in the Draft.
During his career with the Trojans, Su’a Cravens recorded 207 tackles, 34.5 for loss, 10.5 sacks, 16 pass deflections, and nine interceptions. I think it is pretty clear that he has shown off his ability to play just about anywhere on the field and that is going to be the biggest thing most teams will be impressed with.
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