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Justin Layne | 31

CB | Michigan State | Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 6016 / 6' 02" | Wt: 192 | Upd: 08/10/2021


Birth Date: 01/12/1998
Age: 24
Original Team: PIT
NFL Entry: 19 03 083
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 19/3
Team History: PIT

Player History

05/19 PIT D/C signed
07/20 PIT Covid-19
08/20 PIT activated

Ourlads' Profile:

2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JUSTIN LAYNE: Michigan State, 6016 192 4.50. Junior entry and two year starter from Cleveland, OH. Layne converted from wide receiver during his freshman year and became a full time starter in 2017. Tall somewhat slender prospect with length needed to work against tall wide receivers. Primarily a press man corner he also plays some off technique in man and Cover 3. Uses a reactive press technique and two and off hand jam. Sometimes based on the release and sometimes by design. Can disrupt outside release with a fluid turn and run and jam to the sideline. Consistent to stay in phase and focus on the receiver. Good eye discipline to read route and mirror breaks. In off man he works hard to not give up leverage and has loose hips to react to double moves. Sudden break on throws underneath. Ball skills are solid to work the catch point and break up a pass. In zone uses a side shuffle pedal which probably won’t translate to the NFL. In off coverage is inconsistent with cushion and there is some hesitancy at times. Will take on stalk blocks but has a tough time shedding the block. Tends to get stuck on a block. Not an aggressive tackler. Has missed some tackles on the perimeter. Has solid corner skill but is still raw for what most teams need in a starter. Will have to improve tackling and develop in zone coverage. 2018 stats: 72 T, 2.5 TFL, .5 sack, 15 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 INT. BTR:left 5.10, right 5.18. OSR:10/33. Third/fourth round. (A- 33, H-9 1/4, VJ-37.5, SS-4.11).