The 2023 NFL offseason is nearly here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2023 NFL draft.
Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
WT: 210 lbs
– 2× CFP national champion (2021, 2022)
– Second-team All-SEC (2022)
– AP and Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team
– At his best in man coverage, moving down to guard tight ends and some bigger slot receivers.
– Has explosive movement skills and the fluid athleticism and change-of-direction ability to come down and cover slot receivers.
– Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability
– Elite athletic skills — Made Bruce Feldman’s ‘Freaks List’ at number 6. He wrote: “Ringo’s combination of size and freakish explosiveness is reminiscent of another SEC Freak DB, Patrick Peterson. The 6-2, 215-pound Ringo, a World Class junior sprinter from Arizona who ran a 10.43 100- and 21.18 200-meter time, is a legitimate 4.3 40 guy and consistently clocks in the high-22 mph range on the GPS.”
– Gets an effective jam on the receiver and has loose enough hips to turn and run.
– He’s long and strong enough in his core to steer receivers to the sideline without getting grabby with his hands when playing inside technique.
– He’s also very good in zone coverage, showing a great understanding of routes and the ability to close quickly.
– With his length, athleticism, and natural ball skills, Ringo will be highly valued by press cover teams and could earn a top 100 pick.
– Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
– Has had some issues developing a smooth back-peddle when playing off-man
– Sometimes is a little too confident in his abilities and takes unnecessary risks assuming his innate skills will bail him
In 2021 as a freshman Kelee Ringo saw action in 15 games and played a total of 797 snaps at cornerback for the Bulldogs. He recorded 31 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 8 stops. In coverage Ringo notched up 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an impressive QB rating when targetted of 69.8.
As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 13 games and logged 710 snaps for the Bulldogs. He made 35 tackles, 2 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled 4 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an impressive QB rating when targetted of 69.8.
Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com
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