Height:6 feet |Weight:212 pounds
2015:Cash played in and started 12 games, recording 101 tackles (57 solo), 18.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and four passes broken up. Cash joined Duke's 2015 first-round draft selection, guard Laken Tomlinson, as a consensus All-American, and ACC coaches named him the conference Defensive Player of the Year, as well as the ACC's top scholar-athlete. Cash underwent surgery on his right wrist at the end of the season and did not play in the Pinstripe Bowl against Indiana.
Career:Over three full seasons with Duke, Cash started all 39 games that he played. During his career, he totaled 333 tackles (189 solo), 38.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 15 passes broken up and six interceptions.
*Cash did not participate in any on-field drills at the NFL combine.
Summary:According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Cash plays with an immense amount of power in the box and is a threat to opposing running backs. He shows the ability to turn on a closing burst to catch opponents and has good speed despite his size. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Cash will be the best fit for a team looking to specifically add a strong safety or hybrid player.
After playing five games for Ohio State in 2011, Cash didn't play for Duke in 2012 due to the NCAA transfer regulations. He became an immediate asset to Duke's roster as a sophomore in 2013, however, starting all 14 games and recording 121 tackles (64 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four interceptions.
In 2014, Cash was the only defensive back in the country to tally 100-plus tackles, 10.0-plus tackles for loss and 5.0-plus sacks on the season. He ranked 17th nationally in forced fumbles per game, and he recorded six-plus tackles in 12 games. Cash also became the first defensive player in school history to earn first-, second- or third-team All-American honors in multiple seasons.
As a senior, Cash was also a finalist for the Lott Impact Trophy, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Jim Thorpe Award while earning consensus All-American honors.
Stacking up:NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Mike Mayock both ranked Cash as the number five safety in their pre-combine position rankings. Following the combine, however, Mayock removed him from his top-5 list completely.
Decorated Devil:Cash was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year on Dec. 2, 2015, becoming the first Blue Devils player to earn the award since it debuted in 1993. He was the first Duke player to win either of the Player of the Year awards since running back Robert Baldwin was named the Offensive and Overall Player of the Year in 1994. Cash received 19 votes, ahead of Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson (13), Pittsburgh defensive end Ejuan Price (7), Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey (7), Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins (2), Virginia Tech defensive tackle Luther Maddy (1) and Virginia safety Quin Blanding (1).
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