Scouting Report-There's nothing you can say negative about Ghee when you think about him physically. No doubt he passes the eyeball test. He's got a muscular build and strength to match. The strength of his game is really the physical nature of his play. He's got no beef getting his nose dirty in the run game, and will bring the wood to whomever has the football. Ghee is a rock solid athlete, showing excellent speed and quickness, and is a fabulous leaper. The other thing you see in Ghee that you see in fellow corners like Joe Haden or Kyle Wilson is confidence. He's another guy who thinks he's the best player on the field on every play, and that he can match up with any wide out in the country. You have to love that, so long as you have the skills to back it up. For Ghee, this is the rub. As I watch his games, there are certainly times when he is just that. Whether it's zone or man coverage he is able to play up and shut down wide outs. Then you watch other games and he's just let his footwork go to crap, doesn't get his head around on the ball and misses his assignments. You hate to see that level on inconsistency because you have to wonder which guy he'll be in the NFL.
Draft Status-Ghee is a hot name right now. He's really opened eyes with his physical play, prototypical size and explosive athleticism. Where he's also opened eyes is with the fact that a guy with all that should make more big plays and make more good plays on a more consistent basis. But regardless he's probably got as much, if not more upside than any defensive back in the draft, and that almost assures him of a day one pick, probably in the middle of the second round.
Final Analysis-I decided to write this today, mainly because I am feeling pretty up on Ghee and wanted to keep things positive for him. This is because I think he can be a great corner in the NFL. I mean like top 10 CB in the NFL good. He's got all the physical tools to do it, and in many cases all the technical talent as well. His ability to turn his hips and run paired up with his ability to anticipate routes and read the quarterback are exceptional. If he can just get his head screwed on right, and be all in 100 percent of the time, he'd be a lockdown corner. Oh, and don't rule out a switch to FS. As teams are more interested in players who can cover downfield rather than play in the box, a guy like Ghee who can do both would be a nice player to have. But I think his future is at corner, and though I've mentioned a few struggles, they're nothing that couldn't be fixed with good coacheing. So I grade Ghee high on the tremendous potential he has, and the physical gifts you can't coach.
Reminds me of: Ike Taylor, CB Pittsburgh Steelers-I'd say Ghee's upside is much greater than Taylor's coming into the league, both are big physical guys with great athleticism and supreme confidence who don't make as many big plays as they should.
Scouting Report written by Curt Popejoy