4 potential replacements for Tre Boston in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Hamsah Nasirildeen – Florida State

If there was a player comparison to use for Florida State sensation Hamsah Nasirildeen, it would be Jeremy Chinn. That’s a lot of pressure on the incoming recruit considering how well the second-round pick played for the Carolina Panthers during his rookie campaign. But the similarities between the two are noticeable, to put it mildly.

Nasirildeen is a huge physical presence on the backend with the athleticism to match. He thrives in coverage against tight ends and also has the fluidity to come down to the second level and take care of running backs in obvious passing downs.

Another area that really stands out where Nasirildeen is concerned is physicality. His 6-foot-3 frame enables him to absorb contact extremely well and get the better of opposing players, which has seen the safety become a useful asset in run support closer to the line of scrimmage.

There is the small matter of Nasirildeen’s injury record to consider before any team takes the plunge on him this spring. The talented player tore his ACL in 2019 with the Seminoles that restricted the prospect to just two games in 2020. So these concerns need to be alleviated during the evaluation process.

Much like Chinn, ball skills need some work where Nasirildeen is concerned. But there is some incredible upside regarding a player that fits the mold of what Matt Rhule is trying to install in Carolina.