This season, he tried to do too much, like you said, he didn't have the players around him. He tried to overcompensate for everyone else. He looked great in the DB drills (Once said to be too stiff by some), ran a great 40 and is quick to react, make reads. A physical safety that plays like a LB. Can cover a TE. A player with long arms and wide shoulders. Too many good things with him. The teams in the NFL really like what he brings. I always thought he'd go 1st round or real early 2nd. Looks like thats where he'll end up. Most of the safety players in this class have baggage, he doesn't, that too is a plus, hes one that will come in and do his job from day one. Last year, he didn't have a TM7 or a Mo Claiborne, he tried to cover this, but to his credit, he gave it everything he had. He never gave up on a play. When teams/scouts sat down with him they knew what type of a person he was. 2012 First Team All-American (AFCA Coaches, FWAA, ESPN, ESPN.com, Scout.com) 2012 Second Team All-American (AP, Walter Camp, Athlon Sports, CBSsports.com, SI.com) 2012 All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches, CBSsports.com, ESPN.com) 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll 2011 Second-Team All-American (Rivals.com) 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP) 2011 FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) 2011 Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll Congrats to Eric, we'll see him in the Pros for a long time.