Tycen Anderson

Tycen Anderson

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    35.5
  • Weight
    209lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
    4.36
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Jared Hammond - Scout
Tycen Anderson
  • Overall Rank
    120
  • Position Rank
    12
  • Position
    S
  • Team
    TOLEDO

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 14 31 5 0.99 0 1.5 TFLs
2018 13 44 5 0.94 0 1 TFL
2019 12 84 5 0.62 0 3.5 TFLs
2020 6 34 4 0.18 1 1 TFL
2021 8 41 1 0.80 1 2 TFLs

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Anderson has above the line size for the position with room to grow. He has a slender frame throughout and isn't rocked up but has the room to add muscle. No concerning injury history, missed a couple games early this season with a knee injury but it was his only injury that caused missed time his entire career.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Mentally he is adequate across the board. Instincts were adequate, didn't get baited by run fakes but also lacked anticipation on some plays. Effort/motor was also adequate.Occasionally stopped pursuing before the play was over but he wasn't close to it.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Athletically, Anderson is impressive. Ran a 11.3s 100-meter in high school track, 22.8s 200-meter as well. Shows above the line or better athleticism across the board except for play strength, which should develop once he gets to the NFL. He's a fluid mover who runs, changes direction, and pursues with ease. He has quick feet which help him change direction and pursue ball carriers on a dime. Shows a good feel for his body and moves comfortably on the field. No noticeable effects from the knee injury earlier in the season.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Anderson shows adequate twitch and suddenness post-snap. Before he diagnoses he can have cement or lazy feet which doesn't hamper his above the line plant and drive ability. He struggles with disengaging from blockers despite his length but tackles well close to the line of scrimmage and on all areas of the field. His above the line hip fluidity allows him to change direction quickly and drive through ball carriers when he tackles. He has above the line coverage skills for the position but an average backpedal due to stiffness and not sinking enough while in coverage. He shows cement feet in coverage which hurts his burst to close ability once the ball is in the air but still shows adequate ability. He has adequate ball skills, having only 2 interceptions his entire career but his length and athletic ability make him an intimidating target to throw at (only has 145 career targets in 27 starts).

  • Hip Fluidity
    7
  • Burst to Close
    6
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    7
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Backpedal
    5
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 6.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Anderson was a 3 year starter with Toledo, starting in 27 games. He's a super senior and has 5 years of experience playing at the college level and still played special teams snaps in his final season. His frame is intriguing, slender yet possesses good muscle tone but has room for growth but I don't think he needs to grow more. He played a majority of this past season in the slot (335) and projects to be a slot safety in the NFL. His above the line size and movement ability does open the door for him to be moved to cornerback but he may be more valuable as a nickel safety because of his ability to cover a variety of positions, including slot receivers. He struggles shedding blocks but is an above the line tackler close to the line of scrimmage. He projects as a winning backup and starting caliber nickel safety immediately in the NFL with the athletic upside to become a free safety. A middle 3rd round to 4th round grade.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Western Michigan
  • Oct - 23 - 2021
  • Tackles well, plays a variety of positions, and shows off his athletic ability.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Middle Tennessee
  • Dec - 17 - 2021
  • Struggles to get off blocks and struggles with play recognition and processing.
Best Trait
Coverage Ability
Pro Comparison
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