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— Explosive athlete with very good measurables. Had an outstanding combine where he showed his ability to run and jump.

— Has very good feet for a bigger defensive back. Can flip his hips and run with receivers.

— Shows a quick reaction to what he sees. Tracks the ball-carrier like a missile. Has a high motor and runs through his target.

— Uses his size and strength to take on blockers. He looks to bully smaller blockers back into the ball. Has shown the ability to shock blockers, disengage and make a play.



— Raw player who has inconsistent technique in pass coverage.

— Has some lateral tightness when playing man coverage. Plays with a high pad level, causing him to round his breaks.

— Has average ball awareness and ball skills downfield. Often loses track of the ball when downfield.

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Paul Dehner Jr.
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Tycen Anderson says he wasn’t a two-time captain, was a three-time captain. Elected by his teammates, many of whom are at his draft party now. 

“I take it serious. I know I’m a leader and my voice needs to be heard.”

How serious? Currently finishing his masters in leadership.

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2 hours ago, membengal said:

Currently finishing his masters in leadership.

Reminded of George S. Patton when “leadership” is mentioned:


“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”




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1 hour ago, gupps said:


Hope this guy is right



“Duke Tobin, let your nuts hang.” 


I do like his term for our DBs:  “Legion of Zoom”



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35 minutes ago, Cricket said:


“Duke Tobin, let your nuts hang.” 


I do like his term for our DBs:  “Legion of Zoom”



Too much of a takeoff of Seattles imo.

Our whole defense is "Thump City"..

We have a ton of them...

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9. TYCEN ANDERSON | Toledo 6017 | 209 lbs. | rSR. Toledo, Ohio (St. John’s Jesuit) 6/13/1999 (age 22.88) #1
BACKGROUND: Tycen (TIE-sin) Anderson, who is one of four children, was born and raised in Toledo and started playing various sports at the youth level. He
attended Martin Luther King Elementary followed by Rosary Cathedral and then St. John’s Jesuit High. He was a three-year starting cornerback and wide receiver,
posting 15 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore. Anderson was named First Team All-Conference as a junior with 30 tackles, five interceptions and five
blocked kicks on special teams. As a senior, he earned First Team All-State, First Team All-District and First Team All-Conference with 40 tackles, five interceptions and
six blocked kicks. Anderson also lettered in basketball and track (sprints, jumps, and relays) and finished fourth in the state in the long jump (23’5.5) in 2017. He has
personal bests of 11.30 in the 100 meters, 22.80 in the 200 meters (22.80) and 45.31 in the 300-meter hurdles.
A three-star recruit out of high school, Anderson was the No. 205 cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 79 recruit in the state of Ohio. He received
several FCS (Eastern Kentucky) and MAC offers (Bowling Green, Ohio) and even an SEC offer (Kentucky). But Anderson was sold on staying close to family and
representing his home city, signing with Toledo as a defensive back. He took advantage of the free year of eligibility and returned for a fifth season in 2021. Anderson
graduated with his degree in professional sales from the college of business (December 2020) and is working toward his MBA, carrying a 3.38 GPA. He became the
first in his family to earn a college degree. Anderson accepted his invitation to the 2022 Senior Bowl.
2017: (14/0) 31 1.5 0.0 0 5 1 Switched from CB to SS
2018: (13/1) 44 1.0 0.0 0 5 1
2019: (12/12) 84 3.5 0.0 0 5 0
2020: (6/6) 34 1.0 1.0 0 4 0 Second Team All-MAC; Team captain
2021: (10/8) 44 2.0 1.0 1 2 0 First Team All-MAC; Team captain; Missed the first three games with a knee injury
Total: (55/27) 237 9.0 2.0 1 21 2
COMBINE 6017 209 33 10 1/8 78 7/8 4.36 2.55 1.50 35 1/2 10’3” 4.28 6.64 - (no bench press – choice)
PRO DAY 6017 207 33 1/8 9 3/4 80 1/8 - - - 37 - 4.27 - 12 (stood on Combine runs, broad, 3-cone)
STRENGTHS: Tall, stretched-out frame … his strides are long and swift, helping him drive downhill and close ground … has twitch in his lower body to respond laterally
with digs or out routes … comfortable with man-to-man concepts thanks to his balanced footwork and range … well-schooled operating in the box while also
providing back-end potential … keeps his eyes before his feet as a tackler, relying on his long arms to expand his tackling radius … two-time team captain, and coaches
say his leadership rallies the defense … was a high school valedictorian and earned several academic awards at Toledo … his special teams résumé is longer than a
roller coaster line at Cedar Point.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to play with better anticipation, especially from deep alignment … tends to be cautious with his trigger, leading to inconsistent angles in
coverage and pursuit … needs to do a better job seeing through receivers to the quarterback … his off hand will get him in trouble at times (one defensive holding and
two pass interference penalties in 2021) … only two career interceptions (and none since September 2018) … needs to be quicker diagnosing run from the box … will
lose outside leverage and misjudge backfield speed … played hurt parts of the 2020 season and missed the first three games of his senior year because of a knee
injury in 2021 preseason camp … production should be better with his talent and experience.
SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Toledo, Anderson played free safety and nickel in defensive coordinator Craig Kuligowski’s scheme. A high school cornerback, he
moved to safety for the Rockets and played a hybrid role in the box and vs. the slot, receiving All-MAC honors his final two seasons. Anderson is a toolsy prospect with
the range and toughness to impact the game from various alignments on the field. Though he has above-average speed, he would benefit from additional urgency
and anticipation to be more disruptive. Overall, Anderson has mediocre playmaking instincts vs. the run and the pass, but he is smart, long and athletic with
glowing intangibles. He projects as a four-coverage special teamer who can compete for a nickel role on defense.

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