Below is film of Malone from last season against Texas Christian University:
Malone's Wildcats won the game, 23-10. Read my observations from the film after the jump.
- Kansas State appears to be in Cover-3, which Malone looked comfortable in.
- Malone does not seem too eager to stick his head into a lot of action, especially against the run. But then again, not many cornerbacks do.
- With that said, Malone does have a nose for the ball, and his tackling was satisfactory, with just a few exceptions.
- When the opposing quarterback made his throws, Malone was fast to react. Whether covering his man or reading and reacting to a pass in the flats, Malone's reaction time was notable (watch 3:00).
- His short stature (he's 5'10") hurts when receivers are in front of him. At the 1:55 mark, Malone is in position to make a play on the ball, but his arms are not long enough to get around the receiver and break up the pass.
- When trying to shed a block, Malone did a good job of setting the edge and forcing ball carries to stay inside, allowing the linebackers and additional defensive backs to make the tackle (watch 1:32, 2:50, and 3:45).
The Broncos will hold a practice session tomorrow morning (10:25 a.m) at Dove Valley. If Malone is unable to attend tomorrow, he will likely debut as a Bronco on Saturday when Denver will hold a team scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (5:00 p.m.).