2014 NFL Combine Preview: Five More Secondary Players to Watch

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Nov 15, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels safety Tre Boston (10) returns an interception back for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

3. Tre Boston (Safety)

School: North Carolina
Watch to Watch: 40-Time, Height and Weight, Speed Turn Drill
2013 Stats: 94 tackles, five interceptions (13 career), eight passes defended
Met with Chiefs: No

Tre Boston is an under six-foot defensive back who could give the Chiefs good depth as a cover safety. He doesn’t really have the ceiling of a starting free safety, but he’s can contribute to an NFL team right now in coverage.

His size is an issue in the running game. He’s a good enough tackler, but he can get run-over on occasion. There’s a lot of coaching that needs to be done to help him become quicker and more decisive in the run game. With some coaching help, he could be a guy who can sub as both a free and strong safety.

There is reason to believe Boston will do well in the coverage drills. While he doesn’t have great speed, he is quick, and can stay with faster receivers. In college he created a bunch of turnovers, and does well with the ball in the air. There is a lot to like about what he can contribute if he is available in the back-half of the draft.

It should also be noted he’s considered to be a good locker room guy and can play on special teams in coverage.