BATON ROUGE LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Keith Tandy #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers is tackled after intercepting the ball by Terrence Toliver #80 of the Louisiana State Univeristy Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 25 2010 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals will host West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy on Wednesday according to Aaron Wilson, who cites a "league source". Tandy has already completed visits with the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts with private work outs in Chicago, Washington and with the Steelers.
Scout Inc. rates Tandy as the 24th-best cornerback prospect entering the NFL draft this year giving him above average recognition and instincts. However his coverage skills, Scouts Inc, writes, is below average:
Displays good balance and body control. However, lacks suddenness and does not explode out of cuts. Also has issues quickly transitioning when having to make a sudden change of direction. Will have problems limiting separation against quicker receivers at the next level. Closing burst appears to be just average. Also lacks recovery speed to make up ground when caught out of position. Best fit will be in a Cover 2-heavy scheme at the next level.
Positives: Best fit is in a zone scheme and lacks the vertical speed to shadow elite receivers. Keeps the ball and man in front of him in zone and might be a candidate to convert to safety. Thickly built for a corner and closes with intent, chasing laterally and is effective bringing down bigger targets.
Negatives: Zone-specific prospect who is likely only a fit in nickel or dime packages with predominantly man-to-man teams. Not consistent with his footwork, is a bit choppy in transition and is slow to find the ball on deep routes.