Who he is: Played wide receiver until being switched to the secondary early in his sophomore season in 2011. Two years later, he was a second-team All-Big Ten pick after tying for the team lead with four interceptions.
What he can do: Compares physically to Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman with size and length to mix it up with bigger receivers — including tight ends — and had a 411/2-inch vertical leap at the combine.
Coachspeak: “We think he’s a little bit better in tight coverage, or bump-and-run coverage, and his ball skills are something that we also put a value on.” — Saints coach Sean Payton
Guru talk: “Boasts excellent height and length for the position. Gets a strong initial jam to re-route receivers when playing press-man coverage. Uses his long arms and strong hands to bat away passes as they arrive.” — NFLDraftScout.com
Did you know? While he was born in Miami, his parents are of Haitian descent. … Majored in criminology and earned his degree in May 2013.