Originally Posted by Saccopoo
He has struggled in pass protection from Day 1 in the NFL. During his rookie season he was routinely abused by almost every TE we played against.
It hasn't changed.
I like the guy and he's got a great attitude (from what I can see), but it's beginning to look like a bust level pick at this point - especially considering the level of production of other safetys taken in that same draft.
The problem stems from Eric being assigned to play man-coverage in a LB spot in nearly/if not all of our passing downs. If he was allowed to get more looks as a safety in a 2 deep or even a lurk/robber look, I feel you'd see better results.
He doesn't need to be stuck playing man coverage. He simply isn't that good at it to be doing it on nearly 2/3 snaps per series.