Scouting Report:Craig Loston

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Craig Loston

S Sr. LSU  



Height: 5’11”                              Weight: 217                          Arm length: 30 ¾”                         40 yard Dash: 4.65

Broad Jump: 119                      Bench: 12                             Vertical jump: 32                 20 yard Shuttle: 4.39

 


Strengths

·         Good sized, well, proportioned safety

·         Good lower body thickness

·         Aggressive downhill safety who fills the lane well

·         Comfortable in the box

·         Sets the secondary, smart football player with good awareness

·         Does a good job in zone coverage

·         Good awareness in zone

 

Weaknesses

·         Lacks elite athleticism, Doesn’t have great top end speed

·         More of an in-the-box safety

·         Will get burned by bigger tight ends

·         Doesn’t jump well

·         Hips are a bit stiff

·         Short arms

 

Analysis:

Craig Loston is a physical safety with enough range to be a starter. He’s smart, plays with good effort and intensity. More comfortable in the box than playing deep. He’s a thumper who makes up for a lack of elite athletic ability with good technique and fundamentals. He can be overly aggressive and over run plays. Loston will play but needs to be surrounded by talent in order to mask his deficiencies.