2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JUAN THORNHILL: Virginia, 6002 205 4.44. Three year starter from Alta Vista, VA. Versatile prospect with experience at corner. Made the move to safety in 2018 and while raw, the transition was successful as he produced some outstanding play. Primarily played close to the line or a quarter safety in the Virginia scheme and was effective in both spots. Tracks and adjusts moving downhill reacting versus the run. Slips blocks on the move and can make plays in space. Explosive throwing his body into tackles with timing to prevent cutbacks. Quick to cut down an angle and drop a ball carrier. Remarkable range to chase across the field. Solid zone defender in the short zones. Gets under the intermediate route and can drive on the flat. Follows the quarterback’s delivery key and is sudden to react on the throw. In the deep quarter, processes route combinations and consistently closes voids in between zones. Has range to get over the top of an outside route or work to the middle versus a seam route from the other side. Excellent ball skills with timing to the high point for the interception. Has soft hands on the catch and can bring it back. In match cover versus an inside receiver can stay in phase and squeeze vertical routes. Can outfight a receiver on a jump ball working his hands to the catch point. Some inconsistency in run support as angles can be off at times. Struggles to use his hands and shed versus a skilled blocker on the perimeter. Slow to process run/pass at times as he was learning a new position. Has special team skill with kick blocking and kick cover ability. With his speed and ball skills, teams could see him as a corner but he has definite upside as a two way safety. 2018 stats: 98 T, 4.5 TFL, 7 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 BK, 6 INT. BTR:left 4.89, right 4.89. OSR:2/24. Second/third round. (A-31 1/8, H-8 3/4, VJ-44, SS-DNP).