2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about ESSANG BASSEY: Wake Forest, 5093 191 4.46. Three-year starter, Columbus, GA. Third-team All-ACC in 2019. Experienced in quarters, Cover 2 and 3 along with press and off man. Uses a variety of technique often using a step up in hard corner and quarters. Effective stepping up to collision route and react. Can get a receiver off balance and his quick feet allow him to react to route breaks. As a hard corner re-routes to the safety while reading backfield. Gets off with a quick lateral shuffle to play under intermediate route. Balances high low and is sudden to plant and drive on the throw in front. Quick to process route combinations. In press can be physical with jam and is quick to turn and run. Solid ball skills for the pass break. Quick hands get him inside to the catch point. Can separate receivers from the ball on the catch. Very productive breaking up passes. Willing to attack blocks and tackle but lack of size can gets him pushed around and run over. Struggles with taller receivers. Will over react to a cut and get separated. Inconsistent to maintain leverage on release. Will overextend and whiff on a jam letting a receiver run free. Recovery ability is average. May be looked at as a backup/special teams prospect. Short area athleticism may project him to slot corner. Senior Bowl notes: Flashed quick reactions but struggled giving up leverage in one-onone coverage during the practices. Got a lot of work as a slot corner and showed zone awareness and ability to plant and drive on the short throw. 2019 stats: 60 T, 2.5 TFL, 11 PBU, 1 FR, 1 INT. OSR:11/29. Sixth/seventh round. (A-31, H-7 7/8, VJ-39.5, SS-4.13).