Number: #8 | Hometown: Macedonia, OH | Height: 6000 | Weight: 190
| Forty: 4.52E | Twitter: @Dealin_Tweets | Projection: Day Three | Class: 2019
Possesses prototypical size, to go along with above average speed and athleticism. Pro scouts will appreciate his ability to cover ground at his size/length, he move well in space and appears to have a long arm reach, helping him to be a successful jump ball aggressor. Has played special teams in the past and intends to play all special teams during his senior year after his discussions with the new regime in the offseason. Has 30 kick returns for 672 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown return and three punt returns for 20 yards entering 2018. Also plays on kickoff/punt units as a gunner. Durable player with no major injuries sustained in college or high school.
Needs to do a better job taking on blockers against the run ad avoid getting washed out to sea—run pursuit angles can also improve. Would like to see him get more physical in bump and run coverage and do a better job jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage, in addition to embrace his role against the run more. NFL teams will want to see him fill out his frame and continue to bulk up when he transitions to the next level.
Led the Rams with 19 pass breakups, ranking second in the Patriot League and third in the NCAA FCS in passes defended (1.6/game).
A Political Science major, he is also on the student athlete advisory committee. He enjoys golfing, video games, movies, fantasy sports and basketball. Is allergic to seafood and nuts. Has an older brother (Jordan) and an older sister. Son of Debbie and Howard Mabin.
After a strong season in 2017 in which he earned First Team All-Patriot League and All-ECAC Honors, the Rams top player was also named 2017 Rich Marrin Team MVP. He’ll be looked upon for leadership to help the team transition under new head coach Joe Conlin, who comes over from Yale—the Rams won just four contests a year ago. In 33 career games, he has 111 total tackles, 94 solo, and 29 pass deflections entering 2018. He has also made his mark on special teams, with experience playing all four units. He is said to have a key role on special teams once again as a senior saying that, “Playing special teams, is a special privilege.”
A three-year starter who took over a starting position at cornerback as a sophomore in 2016, he really elevated his overall game as a junior. This can be attributed to maturity, film study and playing to his potential. The lanky corner shows strong coverage capabilities, while constantly making plays and showing up around the football. He forced two fumbles and recovered one in 2017. Originally recruited by Joe Morehead (currently head coach at Mississippi State), he also played two seasons under Andrew Breiner. He has been named a 2018 team co-captain, an honor which he also held in high school. He’s really just scratching the surface of his potential, if he continues to develop, he has a very good chance of hearing his name called on day three of the NFL Draft.
2017 (Jr.): Started all ten games at cornerback, finished with 44 total tackles, 35 solo, including three tackles for loss. Had a team-high 19 pass breakups and one forced fumble. Third in the NCAA FCS and second in the Patriot League in passes defended (1.6/game).
2016 (So.): Started all eleven games at cornerback, recorded 42 total tackles, 36 solo, including one tackle for loss; also had three pass breakups.
2015 (Fr.): Appeared in eleven games, both at cornerback and on special teams, recorded 15 total tackles, 13 solo; second on team with seven pass breakups.
A graduate of Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio, where he played football for head coach Jeff Fox (teammates with Denzel Ward). He was named First Team All-Suburban League selection at both wide receiver and defensive back. Served as team captain of the 2014 State Division II Runners-Up. Recorded 54 tackles and 19 pass breakups on defense and 41 receptions for 905 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense in 2014.