Robert Lester: 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report for the Alabama Safety

April 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Under head coach Nick Saban, the Alabama football program has been a factory for NFL talent.
This year's class is no exception, and safety Robert Lester looks like a Day 3 prospect capable of making an early impact. Lester was a three-year starter for the Crimson Tide, playing alongside 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron for a couple of seasons.
While not the athlete that Barron is, Lester was consistent on the back end of the defense. He figures to be drafted somewhere in the fourth or fifth round and could be one of the hidden gems of this year's draft.
Like the rest of the Alabama defense, Lester is undoubtedly a physical player. He's good against the run and solid in zone coverage, which will give him a chance to see the field early in his NFL career.
Although not a burner, Lester possesses great closing speed. He trusts his eyes and doesn't think twice before attacking the football.
Lester's length is perhaps his biggest asset as ...

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