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Trae Waynes | 26

CB | Michigan State | Cincinnati Bengals
Ht: 6000 / 6' 00" | Wt: 186 | Upd: 02/02/2021


Birth Date: 07/25/1992
Age: 28
Original Team: MIN
NFL Entry: 15 01 011
NFL Exp: 6
Depth Chart Key: U/Min
Team History: MIN CIN

Player History

03/20 MIN UFA
03/20 CIN UFA signed
09/20 CIN IR 1
11/20 CIN Covid-19
11/20 CIN IR 11

Ourlads' Profile:

2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about TRAE WAYNES: Michigan State, 6000 186 4.31. Junior entry and two-year starter from Kenosha, WI. Plays field corner in a press man-to-man secondary scheme. Has a slender and wiry build with long arms and quick feet. Red-shirt in 2011. Played mostly special teams’ coverage in 2012. A cover corner with good hip flexibility and body control. Hard to shake. Jams a receiver then can turn and run with no separation. Good press-bail technique. Always in position to make a play on the ball. Top end quickness, agility, and balance. Easy and athletic back pedal and lateral movement. Good change of direction. Tight in man-to-man coverage. Can reroute wide receiver and keep position on him. Active and disciplined in his play. Quick reactions on every throw in his area. A lockdown college corner who is smooth in transition. Nose to nose with wide receiver. Good two arm extension to jam and reroute pass catchers. Waynes can get on top of a receiver and make a play. Even on a perfect throw he’s there competing for the ball then makes the tackle. Plays the ball well in the air. Good ball skills and production. Natural instincts, reactions, and timing when attacking the ball. Sticks his foot in the ground and drives quickly on the ball in front of him. Has a good closing burst and recovery speed when needed. Takes good angles on support and cross field pursuit. Can play in zone pressure packages and off man as well as man-to-man schemes. Michigan State is a man blitz team so there is always pressure on the corners to maintain position on the wide receivers. Communicates well in the secondary. Does a good job of carrying a receiver into the safety. Has good eye/hand coordination. Not asked to force and contain often, but will not turn down a hit or allow an outside release. Disciplined in coverage. Mentally and physically tough. An NFL caliber competitor. Nickel specialist. Has the skills to play both outside and inside on slot receivers which increases his value. Demonstrates very good coverage ability. A physical player despite size. A contact player who can blitz. Again, he has quick feet and very good change of direction. Should excel as a special teams’ coverage athlete. Waynes is a tough and aggressive tackler who relishes hitting. More of a cut tackler than a wrap up guy. He will slip off a tackle on a big receiver at times. The Spartan field corner will shed a block quickly and push a ball carrier out-of-bounds. He does not lack tackling courage. In the Big 10 championship game in 2014, Waynes drove on 230-pound running back Carlos Hyde in the flat and cut him down for no gain. Will overplay a big receiver to the outside at times allowing the wideout to come underneath him. However, Waynes finishes and makes a play on the ball. His weight of 186 pounds is below average and less than preferred for an outside corner. Bottom line is he makes the tackle, but can improve. Waynes is a very good and confident athlete with a high level of energy and intensity. He appears to have a bouncy and eager personality who loves competition with the urge to dominate a receiver. He takes pride in his ability. He is alert and has good field awareness. Excels on the kickoff and punt return special teams. 2014 stats: 46 T, 3 INT, 8 PBU. BTR:left 4.71, right 4.75. OSR:5/31. First round. (A-31, H-8 1/4, VJ-38, SS-4.39).