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Good size and bulk for the position. More than adequate speed. Game speed appears to be faster than timed speed. Flips hips well. Good change of direction ability. Has the ability to cover a lot of ground. Reaches in and breaks up the pass effectively. Knows how to sit on routes and not afraid to jump routes. Can read the quarterback’s eyes. Most of his coverage was off the line, keeping the receiver in front of him. Sure tackler on wide receivers. Average ball skills. Could potentially play free safety.
Not a solid run support guy. Can fly to the ball, but not a hitter and has a hard time bringing down running backs. Sometimes has trouble tracking the ball in the air. Doesn’t get his head around to make the play. Poor hands. Seemed to get lazy at times. Made some comments before the 2008 National Championship game about Tim Tebow to the national media. Limited production.
Franks could have really used another season at Oklahoma to further develop his game. He certainly has the physical skill set but his ball skills are very limited. Many times he was in position to make the play, but either didn’t turn to find the ball or just didn’t make the catch. He needs to further develop the finer points of playing the position or he’ll be nothing more than a #2 corner or nickelback in the NFL. Because of his size and speed, teams could look at him to play free safety, but with his limited abilities in run support, that becomes a question as well.
Franks was a two year starter at Oklahoma.
Awards and Honors
2009: 2nd team All-Big 12.
2008: 2nd team All-Big 12.
Multidisciplinary studies major at Oklahoma.
No history of injuries.
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