2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JULIAN BLACKMON: Utah, 5116 187 4.50. Three-year starter, Layton UT. Made the successful conversion from corner to safety in 2019. Experience as a one high, two deep, and box safety. Fluid backpedal and initial reactions. His experience at corner served him well. Flashes tracking skill for a beginner at deep safety. Willing tackler shows ability to make plays in space, doesn’t miss a lot of tackles. As a zone defender shows the ability to read the quarterback and route. Has range playing over the top in deep coverage. Sudden break on the throw and outstanding ball skills for the interception. High points the ball and can get hands to the catch point. Versatility is a plus as he can plug in at slot corner versus some sets. Solid matchup skills in a short space. Solid route recognition allows him to mirror and cutoff route breaks. Still a work in progress as a deep safety. Reacting to route combinations is inconsistent. Some hesitancy processing. Will jump a route at times instead of balancing. Angles in run support can be too shallow and he also overruns the play at times. Lacks the fifth gear speed to consistently cover fast receivers deep. With more experience and coaching Blackmon could develop into a quality safety. At this point his versatility makes him a backup candidate that makes special teams important. 2019 stats: 60 T, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 4 PBU, 2 FF, 4 INT (1 TD). Medical exclusion at Combine. Third/fourth round. (A-31, H-9, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).