While most of the talk of the NFL Combine centered on Isaiah Simmons, there was another former Tiger that looked to help himself in the upcoming NFL Draft. Tanner Muse, the 6’2 and 227 pound former safety, also had a pretty good showing.
Anytime a safety of his size turns in a 4.41 time in the 40, it’s bound to turn some heads. Muse has always been a high-energy type guy that loves to hit. He plays better close to the line of scrimmage, and is generally a reliable tackler.
His issues come in coverage, and despite his stiff hips, there is no denying the fact that he’s a ball-hawk, as evidenced by leading the Tigers in interceptions in 2019. However, those coverage skills make it hard to see him having success at the next level as a safety.
He will likely be asked to move to linebacker. He has the frame to do so and should be able to handle adding any necessary weight. He will also make a fantastic special teams player for whoever takes a shot on him.