Bates looks like a safety and reminds me of John Lynch. Sheds blocks real well. Moves laterally very well. He understands how the play is going to progress. He looks like he has a lot of good instinct. Bulk him up and work on his closing speed and I think he could be a stud at either safety position.
The thing that stands out to me is how he sheds blocks. His anticipation allows him to ride defenders on the side of the play and gets off the block real well. He also seems to have good hands. I assume he plays receiver on offense. He looks like he has a lot of promise. He doesn’t have the Eric Berry strength but looks like he could be a top notch safety and intelligence to bait quarterbacks.