DB Tevrin Brandon - So this guy seems good

Was just looking at the roster and decided to look up some videos of guys I didn't know. I only had success with one guy, and he seems pretty darn good. Tevrin Brandon is 5'10 DB out of Monmouth State, but he originally played division 1 at UCONN and also was a track athlete in high school particularly the 100m aka boys got some wheels, like 4.35 40y dash type speed which he ran at his pro day a couple years ago. I know his highlights aren't top level talent he is playing against, but he shows you everything you'd like to see out of a defensive back, hoping this guy is another gem Tillman/Austin have uncovered with possibly the departure of E-Davis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R1VExO2PkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5al_X_IPXFU

Brandon is not the typical FCS low-round/free agent prospect with skills that might not project at the next level. In fact, at his pro day in March, Brandon ran a 4.34 40-yard dash. That's faster than any corner who showed up at the NFL Scouting Combine, which Brandon likely would have been invited to had his career not been interrupted.

His three-cone drill time of 6.69 seconds also was exceptional.

After the 2011 season, in which he played every game as a redshirt sophomore for UConn, Brandon was arrested after being involved in an off-campus fight. Though the charges were dropped by the time the case made it to court and Paul Pasqualoni, UConn's coach at the time, kept Brandon in the program pending a complete investigation, the school decided to suspend Brandon for a semester.

That led Brandon to seek transfer options, and Monmouth became his choice.

"He was very upfront about the situation," Callahan said. "And we spoke to the coaching staff at Connecticut. Paul Pasqualoni felt like it was just a case where he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he thought he had good character."

Brandon, who sat out the 2012 season because of the NCAA's transfer rule, became such an instant hit with his teammates that they elected him a captain early the next year, and he did not disappoint.

He started all 12 games and returned kickoffs. In addition to pulling in three interceptions, his 12 pass breakups were the fourth most in FCS and 43 tackles were second on the team.

Perhaps more important in his quest to make a name for himself in the NFL, he also blocked a pair of kicks, proving his versatility on special teams.

Sounds like this guy is someone to keep a close eye on. He could indeed be a diamond in the rough and might just be what the doctor ordered for our depleted backfield with the departures of Stewart and Gainey and Davis who at the moment his whereabouts and destination(hopefully here) are currently unknown. Outside of Brandon the team only has 3 other import db's(Sears,Murray,Washington) currently on the roster so our depth is woefully thin in the d-back department at the moment.