What the Scouting Pundits Are Saying:

“DeJean is massive and bundled for a cornerback, with muscular arms and tight hips. He has implausible interception manufacturing, however his actions are extra linear than fluid, and he does not have the straightforward change of course wanted in man protection on the following degree. His greatest soccer is performed along with his eyes ahead, utilizing his instincts to problem quarterbacks and his massive downhill burst to smack no matter wants smacking. He would appear to be a no brainer as a punt returner and gunner in Year 1. DeJean needs to be an enormous athletic tester, which is able to assist get the hype practice going, however discovering the right schematic match might be essential in unlocking his greatest soccer as a zone nook or interchangeable security.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

“DeJean is a playmaking cornerback with dimension and velocity. In off protection, he performs along with his butt to the sideline and shows wonderful imaginative and prescient. He does have a quick pause in his plant/drive earlier than exploding and attacking the soccer. His manufacturing — together with three pick-sixes within the 2022 season — speaks for itself. He has sufficient velocity to hold vertical routes, however he’ll panic from time to time and get grabby on the catch level. He’s an impressive blitzer, displaying timing and burst to shut in a rush. He may be very keen in run help, and he is a reliable tackler. He can be an distinctive punt returner due to his mixture of velocity, elusiveness and bravado. Overall, I consider DeJean might stick at cornerback, however I would not rule out a transfer to security, the place his strengths as a participant can be featured. He jogs my memory of a much bigger Eric Weddle popping out of faculty.” – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network

“Iowa’s protection produced two first-round picks (Lukas Van Ness and Jack Campbell) and a third-rounder (Riley Moss) within the 2023 draft, and but it was DeJean who stored catching my eye after I went again by means of the 2022 movie. He had 5 interceptions, together with three that he returned for touchdowns. But it wasn’t simply the large performs — I used to be impressed along with his approach on a snap-to-snap foundation. He performed within the slot and out large, exhibiting off large velocity to stay to receivers. He’s simply silky as a canopy man. DeJean has the bodily instruments to be the highest nook on this class, however sadly, his 2023 season ended early due to a damaged leg he suffered in observe in mid-November.” – Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN