Biography: Senior totals included 70 tackles/2 interceptions/6 pass breakups in 13 starts. Posted 52 tackles and two interceptions as a junior when he started one game. Played in eight games with the first team as a sophomore, finishing with 38/2/2.
Positives: Nice-sized college cornerback who will get consideration at safety in the NFL. Displays good route recognition, has a nice move to the throw and a quick burst to the action. Works hard to get up the field to defend screen passes or running plays and is a solid open-field tackler. Has a physical nature and makes good decisions.
Negatives: Loses transitioning with opponents off the line. Lacks a quick and fluid backpedal. Struggles staying with receivers out of breaks and gets turned on occasion.
Analysis: Most effective facing the action, Blanton would be best as a zone cornerback or safety and comes with a special teams mentality.
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