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2013 Cornerback Reports
Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 185
40: 4.43
Year: 5Sr

Johnny Adams

School: Michigan State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 35 tackles/3 interceptions/4 pass breakups after 51/3/3 the prior year.
Positive: Instinctive, hard-working cornerback with average speed. Plays smart, aggressive football. Displays good awareness and quickly locates the pass in the air. Reads receivers' eyes and gets his head back around then positions himself to make plays on the ball. Displays good route recognition in zone coverage. Effective up the field against the run or on the blitz.
Negative: Loses speed transitioning off the line with opponents or turning back to make plays on the pass. Too often beaten downfield.
Analysis: Adams possesses solid ball skills but does not have the outright speed to start in the NFL. His football intellect and feel for coverage should help him catch on as nickel/dime back at the next level.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 188
40: 4.35
Year: 5Sr

Robert Alford

School: Southeastern Louisiana
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior after defensive totals of 39 tackles/4 interceptions/8 pass breakups. Also averaged 14.1 yards on 17 punt returns with one score. Junior totals included 52 tackles with five interceptions.
Positive: Dual-purpose prospect who can lineup as a starting cornerback and return specialist at the next level. Engages receivers at the line of scrimmage, smooth flipping his hips off the line, and affords tight man-to-man coverage down the field. Effectively tracks the pass in the air, nicely adjusts to errant throws, and possesses a quick burst to the ball. Agile, displays good hands for interceptions, and makes a lot of athletic plays. Stays with assignments and relatively instinctive. Doesn't bite on play action passes and correctly diagnoses the action. Game-impacting return man who sets up blocks then finds the open space.
Negative: Very quick to leave his backpedal. Not an overly aggressive tackler. Slow to react on occasion.
Analysis: Alford possesses the size and skill to help an NFL team in a variety of ways. He offers the ability to return punts as a rookie and the ball skills to play in nickel situations. Alford may need time to harness his skills but comes with a large upside.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
40: 4.4
Year: 3Jr

David Amerson

School: North Carolina State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons as well as being named to several all-America teams as a sophomore. Junior totals included 61 tackles/5 interceptions/12 pass break-ups after 59/13/4 as a sophomore in 2011.
Positive: Opportunistic college cornerback with poor speed for the next level. Plays with an aggressive streak, displays a nice move to the action and wraps up when tackling. Has a burst of speed, effective facing the action, and quickly locates the pass. Plays with excellent balance, body control, and possesses natural hands for the interception.
Negative: Not consistent pedaling in reverse, plays back on his heels, and loses a step transitioning to run with opponents. Takes incorrect angles to plays, guesses wrong. Lacks the deep speed, doesn't play to his 40-time and beaten down field.
Analysis: Amerson was an interception machine at North Carolina State yet a cornerback continually exploited by opponents. He's limited both athletically and schematically but will have an opportunity to play at the next level in zone coverage.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 196
40: 4.59
Year: 5Sr

Marc Anthony

School: California
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 52 tackles/2 interceptions/3 pass breakup as a senior after 38/1/12 the prior year.
Positive: Aggressive, talented cornerback with marginal speed for the next level. Instinctive and displays solid ball skills. Is effective when backed off the line of scrimmage. Keeps the action in front of him, stays with receivers out of breaks, and nicely tracks the ball in the air. Works hard to get a hand in to defend throws and consistently comes away with interceptions when the opportunity presents itself. Physically beats down opponents to defend the pass. Hard hitter who jars the ball loose from receivers. Tough run defender who wraps up ballcarriers at the point of attack.
Negative: Lacks a consistent backpedal. Does not possess an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant. Average speed and a liability in downfield coverage.
Analysis: Anthony has displayed a consistent game the past three seasons but lacks starting speed for the next level. He offers potential in a zone system and should add value on special teams.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 201
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Josh Aubrey

School: Stephen F Austin
Position: CB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 65 tackles/2 interceptions/6 pass breakups after 55/1/6 the prior year.
Positive: Physical cornerback who is best when facing the action. Quick up the field defending running plays or screen passes, squares into ballcarriers, and wraps up when tackling. Works well with teammates. Shows good play recognition and awareness. Possesses a solid break to the throw.
Negative: Stiff and slow transitioning off the line to run downfield with opponents. Lacks great closing and recovery speed.
Analysis: Aubrey was a durable college player but has significant athletic limitations for the next level. He plays with a special-teams mentality, which gives him an edge, but he needs some luck to make a roster come September.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 188
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Akeem Auguste

School: South Carolina
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who struggled with assorted injuries the past two years. Played in just seven games as a senior after suffering with a groin injury, finishing the year with 15 tackles and one interception. Missed all but one game of the 2011 campaign with a foot injury. Junior totals of 2010 included 58 tackles and two passes broken up.
Positive: Physical cornerback best facing the action. Mixes it up with receivers and fights hard to break up passes. Willingly defends the run. Effectively locates the pass in the air, shows a nice burst to the ball, and shows a feel for coverage. Displays good awareness for what's happening and the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks.
Negative: Overmatched by larger receivers. Lacks a fluid backpedal, gives a soft cushion, and allows a large number of underneath receptions.
Analysis: Auguste looked like a potential star in the making after the 2010 season but has struggled to stay healthy the past two years. He offers possibilities as a dime back in zone coverage if he shows some durability.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Johnthan Banks

School: Mississippi State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior when he was also named Jim Thorpe Award recipient. Senior totals included 63 tackles/4 interceptions/7 pass break-ups. All-Conference selection as a junior after totaling 71/5/9.
Positive: Instinctive, hard-working cornerback with solid ball skills. Diagnoses plays, battles hard to defend the throw, and consistently around the action. Quick up the field to defend the run, plays with an aggressive attitude, and shows good wherewithal. Quickly transitions with opponents off the line to run downfield and plays with excellent balance. Gets vertical to defend the throw or make interceptions. Fluid and smooth in all his actions, displays terrific timing as well as hands for interceptions.
Negative: Possesses just an average burst to the ball out of his plant. Lacks deep speed and gives up long receptions to opponents.
Analysis: Banks was a consistent cornerback at Mississippi State and a defender who rarely made mental mistakes. He's speed deficient but very effective facing the action, and can start in the NFL in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 185
40: 4.53
Year: 5Sr

T'Sharvan Bell

School: Auburn
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 24 tackles while breaking up five passes as a senior after 45/2/7 the prior year.
Positive: Big cornerback who flashed ability the past two seasons. Fights with receivers throughout the action and does not back down to a challenge. Works hard to defend the throw. Shows the ability to read receiver's eyes then get his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Works hard to get off blocks, makes his way up the field, and gives effort defending the run.
Negative: Must improve the consistency of his backpedal. Possesses an average closing burst. Gets turned on occasion.
Analysis: Bell has been marginally productive and showed a lot of inconsistency on the college field. Yet, he possesses the underlying skills to line up in dime packages at the next level in either a zone or bump-and-run system.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 180
40: 4.49
Year: 4Sr

A.J. Bouye

School: Central Florida
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after posting 53 tackles/3 interceptions/5 pass break-ups. Played in just seven games as a junior before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Positive: Big, skilled cornerback with a nice degree of upside. Quick flipping his hips in transition, runs downfield with opponents and has a nice burst to the action. Shows a nice move to the ball, fights hard to defend throws, and is very effective facing the action.
Negative: Lacks a quick and fluid backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Struggles getting off blocks to defend the run.
Analysis: Bouye possesses next level size/speed numbers and has shown enough skill to get consideration for a practice squad. He was slow getting back to form last season after suffering a knee injury the prior year and must quickly produce this summer to get out of camp.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 180
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Corey Broomfield

School: Mississippi State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 40 tackles/1 interception/3 pass break-ups as a senior after 59 tackles and five pass breakups the prior year. Struggled with a shoulder injury throughout his senior campaign.
Positive: Relatively instinctive defensive back who plays with great explosion. Aggressive, quick up the field to defend the run, and displays a terrific straight-line burst of speed. Shows good sideline-to-sideline range, has a burst to the ball out of his plant, and effectively times his pass defenses. Works well with safeties, shows solid awareness, and wraps up when tacking.
Negative: Possesses average ball skills. Coming off a significant injury. Overmatched by tall receivers.
Analysis: Broomfield is a serviceable prospect who can lineup in dime packages and play special teams at the next level if he's healthy.

Height: 5-8
Weight: 185
40: 4.52
Year: 5Sr

Broderick Brown

School: Oklahoma State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his junior season. Totals last year included 62 tackles and two passes broken up. Junior numbers included 68 tackles/5 intercetpions/10 pass breakups.
Positive: Feisty cornerback who showed an inconsistent game last season. Aggressive and goes hard to make plays. Easily stays with receivers across the field, keeps the action in front of him, and shows good route recognition in zone coverage. Nicely positions himself to make plays on the ball and shows a burst to the action.
Negative: Plays soft coverage and gives up a lot of underneath receptions. Short and overmatched by opponents. Prefers to side shuffle rather than backpedal down the field.
Analysis: After a pair of terrific seasons during his sophomore and junior campaigns, Brown watched his game regress as a senior. He lacks classic size and speed, yet has enough ability to line up in dime packages at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 187
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Greg Brown

School: Kansas
Position: CB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing action with the first-team for five games as a sophomore. Senior totals included 75 tackles/2 interceptions/12 pass breakups after 43/2/3 as a junior.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback with a developing game. Aggressive, mixes it up with opponents, and displays a good feel for coverage. Stays with opponents out of breaks, tracks the pass in the air, and gets vertical to defend the throw. Gets positioning on opponents and effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes then makes his move to the throw. Quick up the field to defend the run or screen passes.
Negative: Bites on receiver's moves and gets beat deep. Must improve the consistency of his backpedal.
Analysis: Brown is an underrated cornerback who showed terrific improvement the past two seasons. He has the size and skill to line up as a dime back and play special teams at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
40: 4.45
Year: 4Jr

Terrence Brown

School: Stanford
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 60 tackles/1 interception/9 pass breakups as a junior after 43/1/5 during his sophomore campaign.
Positive: Athletic college cornerback with an unpolished game. Easily runs downfield with opponents, possesses the speed to recover from mistakes, and has a burst to the action. Quick up the field. Aggressive and voluntarily defends the run.
Negative: Marginally instinctive. Bites on ball fakes and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Lacks quickness out of his backpedal. Slow to react and gives up a lot of underneath receptions.
Analysis: Brown is a solid athlete who flashed skill the past two seasons but is a long way from being NFL ready and made a poor choice by entering the draft.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 186
40: 4.57
Year: 5Sr

Adrian Bushell

School: Louisville
Position: CB
Bio: Junior college transfer awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 62 tackles/1 interception/17 pass breakups. Junior numbers included 50/1/3.
Positive: Big cornerback with nice upside. Quick-footed in reverse and smooth flipping his hips in transition. Mirrors receivers out of breaks, keeps the action front of him, and works hard to defend throws. Displays good awareness, shows skill in man-to-man coverage, and quickly locates the ball in the air. Times his pass defenses well.
Negative: Lacks great downfield speed and may need to be protected with a safety over the top.
Analysis: Bushell is an interesting prospect who improved significantly last year. He offers ability in man-to-man or zone coverage and should do well in nickel or dime packages at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 180
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Chance Casey

School: Baylor
Position: CB
Bio: Starter since his freshman season. Finished with 80 tackles and broke up five passes as a senior. Junior totals included 40 tackles with six passes broken up.
Positive: Aggressive run-defending cornerback with next level measurables. Remains disciplined with assignments, follows receivers across the field, and shows a nice move to the throw. Works to get off blocks, quick up the field, and defends the run or screen passes. Fluid pedaling in reverse and works to keep the action in front of him.
Negative: Can be indecisive. Consistently late to the action. Loses ground transitioning back to locate the pass in the air.
Analysis: Casey is a fine athlete who flashed skill on the field, but he never truly developed into a complete player. He offers potential in zone packages at the next level and is worth considering for a practice squad.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 183
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Allen Chapman

School: Kansas State
Position: CB
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started the last two seasons at Kansas State. Senior totals included 57 tackles/5 interceptions/5 pass breakups after 50 tackles and one interception as a junior.
Positive: Instinctive cornerback with an underrated game. Athletic, quick flipping his hips, and easily transitions off the line with opponents. Effectively reads receivers eyes then gets his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Displays good route recognition in zone coverage, keeps the action in front of him, and quick up the field defending the run. Gets vertical and contorts in midair to defend the throw. Displays an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant.
Negative: Not a strong open field tackler or a sturdy cornerback and loses in battles. Possesses average downfield/long speed.
Analysis: Chapman is a skilled cornerback with solid ball skills and a complete game. Speed is a concern yet at the very least he offers potential as a dime back in zone coverage at the next level.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 189
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Dave Clark

School: Louisiana Tech
Position: CB
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and posted 58 tackles/1 interception/7 pass break-ups after 31/3/3 as a junior.
Positive: Physical cornerback with a nice feel for the position. Engages receivers at the line of scrimmage, mixes it up throughout the route, and does a terrific job positioning himself to defend the throw. Effectively tracks the pass in the air, shows a sense of timing, and possesses solid instincts. Fluid backpedaling off the line then flipping his hips to transition and run downfield with opponents. Solid open-field tackler.
Negative: Average closing and recovery speed. Gets beat downfield.
Analysis: Clark is a developing cornerback with solid ball skills but poor speed for the next level. He could line up as a zone cornerback in dime packages as well as play on special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 216
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Sanders Commings

School: Georgia
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 51 tackles/3 interceptions/2 pass break-ups as a senior after junior numbers of 57/1/12.
Positive: Big, strong cornerback effective in all areas of the game. Keeps the action in front of him, shows good recognition, and effective in zone coverage. Instinctive and quickly diagnoses the action. Displays a good feel for coverage. Reads receivers eyes, gets his head back around, and quickly locates the pass in the air. Displays a burst to the ball out of his plant, feisty, and works hard to defend the throw. Forceful up the field on the blitz and a solid open-field tackler in run defense.
Negative: Must improve his footwork and backpedal. Has several off-the-field issues, which will raise red flags.
Analysis: Sanders possesses the size, athleticism, and speed to start in the NFL and offers possibilities in a variety of systems. He must improve the details of his position and keeps his focus on football but comes with upside potential.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 190
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Marcus Cromartie

School: Wisconsin
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted career numbers of 62 tackles/1 interception/13 pass breakups as a senior after 47 tackles the prior year.
Positive: Underrated cornerback best facing the action. Possesses a nice sense of awareness as well as a feel for coverage and doesn't back down to a challenge. Keeps the action in front of him, stays with assignments, and has an aggressive streak. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, quick up the field defending the run, and wraps up at the point of attack. Recognizes routes and consistently positions himself to properly defend the throw.
Negative: Must improve his footwork moving in reverse. Does not possess an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant. Average closing speed to the play.
Analysis: Cromartie flashed ability the past two seasons then watched his game take off in 2012. He possesses the size to play at the next level and can play special teams. Cromartie would be most effective as a dime back in zone coverage.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 186
40: 4.5
Year: 4Sr

Will Davis

School: Utah State
Position: CB
Bio: Junior-college transfer who finished with 64 tackles/5 interceptions/17 pass break-ups as a senior when he was awarded all-Conference honors. Junior totals included 35 tackles in five starts.
Positive: Developing cornerback who improved greatly last season. Aggressive, works hard to get involved, and plays until the whistle blows. Quick up the field defending the run, squares into ballcarriers, and wraps up at the point of attack. Smooth and fluid, runs with opponents step for step, and shows a closing burst to the play. Makes a lot of athletic plays and consistently positions himself to break up the throw.
Negative: Occasionally "falls asleep," lets receivers behind him, and blows assignments. Bites on double moves.
Analysis: Davis flashed dominance at times last season and is a terrific athlete with a developing game. He has a lot of upside but needs work before he'll be ready to play in the NFL on a consistent basis.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Kip Edwards

School: Missouri
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 46 tackles/2 interceptions/5 pass break-ups as a senior after 55/1/3 the prior season.
Positive: Instinctive cornerback with a developing game. Quick and fluid backpedaling and mixes it up with opponents down the field. Displays a burst to the action. Keeps the play in front of him and shows toughness. Works hard to defend the throw and makes tackles against the run.
Negative: Gives a soft cushion, which results in a lot of underneath receptions. Deep speed is questionable. Does a lot of face guarding when trying to defend long passes.
Analysis: Edwards is a nice-sized cornerback best facing the action and could do well in zone packages.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 189
40: 4.51
Year: 4Jr

Mike Edwards

School: Hawaii
Position: CB
Bio: Two year starter named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year in 2012. Defensive totals last season included 43 tackles/2 interceptions/15 pass break-ups. Also averaged 30.4 yards on 40 kick returns with three scores. Junior defensive totals included 43/1/11 with an average of 24.7 yards on 44 kick returns. Started his college career at Tennessee before moving on Coffeyville Community College, then transferring to Hawaii.
Positive: Athletic cornerback who stands out as a return specialist. Explosive and quick up the field to defend the run. Fluid flipping his hips to transition with opponents, shows a burst to the ball out of his plant, and stays with receivers out of breaks. Works hard to get involved in the action. Terrific job following blocks on kick returns, showing a burst through the hole and the ability to run to daylight.
Negative: Must be more consistent backpedaling. Hesitant reacting to the pass and shows indecision in coverage.
Analysis: After settling at Hawaii, Edwards showed consistent development on defense but truly made his impact in the return game. He projects as a dime back in the NFL but his primary duties will be on special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
40: 4.66
Year: 5Sr

J.T. Floyd

School: Michigan
Position: CB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first-team as a sophomore. Senior totals included 48 tackles and five pass breakups. Junior numbers included 48/2/8.
Positive: Big cornerback who lacks next level playing speed. Quick up the field to help defend the run, plays with an aggressive attitude, and mixes it up with receivers throughout the route. Keeps his head on a swivel, shows good awareness, and displays a sense of timing on pass defenses. Stays with receivers out of breaks, has a nice move to the throw, and keeps the action in front of him.
Negative: Lacks a fluid and smooth backpedal. Gets beat deep and doesn't have long-range speed.
Analysis: Floyd is a tough cornerback with good ball skills but lacks the speed to start in the NFL. He would be effective in a zone system and offers potential as a dime back/special teams player at the next level.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 191
40: 4.57
Year: 4Sr

Kevin Fogg

School: Liberty
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who played four games as a senior, missing seven with a serious foot injury. Finished the year with 18 tackles and broke up 2 passes while also averaging 10.4 yards on nine punt returns and 23.1 yards on 11 kick returns. All-America and all-Conference special teams player as a junior in 2011 after averaging 33.5 yards on 23 kick returns, 3 which were brought back for scores.
Positive: A highly rated return specialist who suffered a serious setback last year. Displays good awareness at cornerback, reads receivers' eyes, then gets his head back around to locate the pass. Effectively tracks the ball in the air, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, and has a nice move to the play. Displays timing on pass defenses and battles hard to defend the throw. Lacks size, yet plays big. Explosive kick returner who constantly shows the ability to break big plays.
Negative: Possesses marginal deep speed and struggles staying downfield with opponents. Overmatched by larger receivers.
Analysis: Fogg is a versatile prospect and a game-breaking return specialist. He'll get an opportunity to play in dime packages and on special teams this summer if he is healthy.

Height: 5-8
Weight: 168
40: 4.43
Year: 5Sr

Jerrell Gavins

School: Boise State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who totaled 31 tackles/2 interceptions/4 pass break-ups as a senior. Junior totals included 11 tackles before tearing a PCL and meniscus in his knee.
Positive: Undersized but skilled cornerback who struggled returning from the knee injury suffered in September 2011. Quick backpedaling, fluid flipping his hips, and loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents. Possesses solid ball skills, effectively defends the deep throw and correctly positions himself to make plays on the ball. Runs downfield with receivers, quickly locates the pass in the air, and battles to defend the throw. Nicely adjusts or contorts in midair to intercept passes. Takes on bigger opponents and does not back down to a challenge. Instinctive and aware. Stays step for step with opponents and has an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant.
Negative: Average run defender. Development was significantly hampered by the knee injury in 2011.
Analysis: Gavins is a small but skilled cornerback who did a terrific job shutting down opponents when he was on the field. He possesses the speed and mechanics to see extensive action at nickel back in the NFL if he's healthy.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 201
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Dwayne Gratz

School: Connecticut
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 53 tackles/3 interceptions/8 pass breakups after 53/3/1 as a junior.
Positive: Feisty defensive back who consistently improved his game in college. Aggressive, fights to get through blocks up the field, and makes plays against the run or screen passes. Fluid flipping his hips transitioning off the line with opponents. Effectively reads or diagnoses plays and quickly locates the ball in the air. Displays the ability to run downfield with opponents and fights hard to defend the throw. Bumps and will mix it up with receivers throughout the route. Always willing to get involved in the action.
Negative: Does not display great recovery speed. Gives up receptions in underneath coverage.
Analysis: Gratz has been a productive cornerback for Connecticut since his sophomore season and has displayed consistent improvement on the field. He projects as an immediate nickel back and could eventually move into a starting role at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 194
40: 4.61
Year: 4Sr

Preston Hadley

School: BYU
Position: CB
Bio: Junior college transfer who finished with 66 tackles/1 interception/7 pass breakups as a senior after junior numbers of 51 tackles and 14 pass breakups.
Positive: Physical cornerback with NFL size who is best facing the action. Quick up the field defending the run, aggressively lays his shoulders into opponents, and a punishing hitter. Displays good route recognition in zone coverage, fights hard to defend the throw, and keeps the play in front of him. Squares and wraps up ballcarriers, bringing opponents down at the initial point of contact.
Negative: Does not display a great burst to the action out of his plant. Loses transitioning to run with opponents down field and does a lot of face guarding in man coverage.
Analysis: Hadley possesses solid size as well as instincts, yet lacks the pure foot speed to play at the next level. He projects as a dime back in a zone system and can play special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Dustin Harris

School: Texas A&M
Position: CB
Bio: Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman. Senior defensive totals included 49 tackles/1 interception/11 pass break-ups. Also averaged 12.7 yards on 34 punt returns with one score. All-Conference return specialist as a junior with an average of 18.6 yards on punt returns. Also posted 33 tackles that season.
Positive: Adequate college cornerback who is a game impacting returner. Shows good awareness, keeps the action in front of him, and follows receivers out of their breaks. Quick flipping his hips to run with receivers, shows a burst to the ball, and plays with speed. Patient returner who waits for blocks then quickly gets through the open lanes.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid backpedal. Plays stiff and slow to get his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Must improve the consistency of his mechanics.
Analysis: Harris is an adequate college cornerback whose next-level potential rests as a punt returner.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.37
Year: 4Sr

Terry Hawthorne

School: Illinois
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 44 tackles/1 interception/6 pass breakups as a senior after 61/3/8 the prior year.
Positive: Highly skilled cornerback coming off a disappointing senior campaign. A quick and explosive athlete who effectively positions himself against opponents to defend the throw and has good hands. Aware defender who quickly locates the pass in the air. Engages receivers at the line of scrimmage, physical throughout routes and gives effort when defending the run. Keeps the action in front of him and fires to the play out of his plant.
Negative: Slow reacting to the play in 2012 and was consistently a half step late arriving on the scene. Struggled getting off the line with opponents and was very stiff in his backpedal.
Analysis: Hawthorne was highly rated entering the 2012 season but looked pedestrian at times and more like a free-agent prospect during his senior campaign. He played uninspired football but possesses the underlying skill to line up in nickel packages at the next level if he gets his game back on track.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 192
40: 4.44
Year: 4Sr

D.J. Hayden

School: Houston
Position: CB
Bio: Junior-college transfer awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Played in nine games as a senior totaling 61 tackles/4 interceptions/4 pass break-ups after 66/2/9 as a junior. Suffered a season-ending tear in a heart vein during a freak collision during practice last November.
Positive: Talented cornerback who was highly rated by NFL scouts prior to his near fatal injury last year. Quick footed in reverse, easily flips his hips transitioning to run with opponents, and has a burst of speed. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the action and bursts to the actions. Times his leaps and swats well. Shows good awareness in coverage, works well with safeties, and makes a lot of athletic plays.
Negative: Does a bit of face guarding and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Loses out in battles.
Analysis: Hayden is a talented cornerback with good size and ball skills for the next level. His game was developing the last two seasons before being interrupted by the injury he suffered last November. He comes with high upside and offers starting potential at the next level but must first be medically cleared by NFL teams then quickly get his game on track.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 198
40: 4.49
Year: 5Sr

Aaron Hester

School: UCLA
Position: CB
Bio: Full-time starter the past three seasons posting 44 tackles/1 interception/7 pass breakups as a senior after 57/1/7 the prior season.
Positive: Big cornerback best facing the action. Shows good route recognition in zone coverage, effectively reads the quarterback's eyes, and quickly locates the pass in the air. Physical, beats down opponents to defend throws, and consistently positions himself to make plays on the ball. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the route and quickly makes his way up the field defending the run.
Negative: Very quick to leave his backpedal, not smooth flipping his hips in transition, and does not show great deep speed. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: Hester was a consistent defensive back at UCLA but lacks the great physical skills for the next level. He's a feisty cornerback who could be used in dime packages and play on special teams.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.58
Year: 5Sr

Travis Howard

School: Ohio State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 40 tackles/4 interceptions/2 pass breakups as a senior after 41/2/3 the prior year.
Positive: Instinctive cornerback with good ball skills yet poor speed for the next level. Plays heads-up football, rarely makes mental mistakes, and shows good awareness on the field. Tracks the pass in the air, effectively positions himself against opponents, and shows a nice move to the throw. Physical, works hard to defend passes, and shows good hands for the interception. Out muscles opponents to knock away the throw and gives effort defending the run. Shows a closing burst of speed.
Negative: Poor footwork moving in reverse. Struggles staying downfield with opponents.
Analysis: Howard is a skilled cornerback with a terrific feel for the position. He lacks the speed for man coverage, yet could fit in as a dime cornerback used in zone

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 185
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Demontre Hurst

School: Oklahoma
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 59 tackles with nine passes broken up. Totaled 55/1/11 as a junior after 50/1/11 during his sophomore campaign.
Positive: Hard-working defensive back with marginal upside for the next level. Keeps the action in front of him, plays with awareness, and displays a nice move to the throw. Battles to defend passes. Works to get up the field and make plays against the run.
Negative: Slow reacting to receivers off the line, doesn't display a great break to the throw and possesses only a marginal burst.
Analysis: Hurst was a solid college defensive back, but he has marginal physical skills for the next level. He could line up in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage yet will struggle in man-to-man coverage situations.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 197
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Micah Hyde

School: Iowa
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who primarily lined up at cornerback but also saw action at safety for Iowa. Senior totals included 67 tackles and 12 pass breakups. Junior numbers included 72 tackles with three interceptions. Posted a career-high 82 tackles as a sophomore.
Positive: Skilled cornerback with an underrated game. Works to keep the action in front of him, effectively tracks the pass in the air, and shows a good burst to the ball out of his plant. Nicely times pass defenses and works hard to get a hand in to knock away the ball. Gives effort defending the run and is quick up the field. Makes a lot of positive plays and rarely makes mental mistakes.
Negative: Possesses average closing speed. Must improve the consistency of his backpedal and footwork in reverse.
Analysis: Hyde was a consistent college player and offers NFL upside as a nickel back in several defensive systems at the next level.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 178
40: 4.57
Year: 5Sr

Charles James

School: Charleston Southern
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors since his junior season. Senior totals included 32 tackles/2 INTs/6 passes breakups and an average of 10.5 yards on 14 punt returns. Junior totals included 66/2/7 on defense with a 9.7 average on 19 punt returns and one score.
Positive: Tough cornerback who also helps out as a return specialist. Displays skill in zone coverage, effectively tracks the pass in the air, and fights hard to defend the throw. Nicely reads the receiver's eyes and gets his head back around, then positions himself to make plays on the ball. Shows a nice move to the throw. Quick up the field defending the run. Solid punt returner with the ability to create yardage.
Negative: Undersized and physically overmatched by opponents. Displays a marginal closing burst and minimal downfield speed.
Analysis: James is a hard-working college defender who gets the most from his ability. He lacks the physical skills to be anything more than a dime back at the next level. His special teams ability could help him make an active roster.

Height: 5-8.5
Weight: 175
40: 4.59
Year: 4Sr

Darlos James

School: Maine
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after registering 44 tackles/1 interception/5 pass breakups. Junior totals included 48 tackles and four interceptions.
Positive: Smallish cornerback most effective facing the action. Quick peddling in reverse, tracks the pass in the air, and positions himself against opponents to defend throws. Nimble and has a nice break to the ball out of his plant. Works hard to get off blocks and makes plays up the field.
Negative: Struggles staying downfield with opponents and lacks both closing and recovery speed, a problem given his size. Overmatched by opponents. Bites on receivers' moves and gets beat. Gives a soft underneath cushion.
Analysis: James is a tough college cornerback who does not back down to a challenge yet lacks the physical skills necessary to be anything other than a ninth defensive back/special teams player in the NFL.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 188
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Davis James

School: Weber State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who began his college career at Wyoming. Senior totals included 43 tackles and two passes broken up after 34 tackles and 1 interception the prior year.
Positive: Well-sized cornerback who flashed skill and awareness the past two seasons. Quick peddling in reverse and fluid turning his hips to transition with opponents. Stays with receivers laterally, keeps the action in front of him, and displays good recognition in zone coverage. Reads the quarterback's eyes, diagnoses plays and, fights hard to defend the throw. Fast up the field, gets off blocks, and works to make plays against the run or screen passes.
Negative: Slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. At times struggles tracking the ball. Does not play to his 40 time.
Analysis: James is an athletic corner who shows good awareness in games and a feel for coverage. Rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks, he offers the skills to succeed at the next level if he completes his game.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 199
40: 4.57
Year: 4Sr

Josh Johnson

School: Purdue
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-academic honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 65 tackles/3 interceptions/16 pass breakups after 47/2/9 as a junior.
Positive: Talented cover corner rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Plays with awareness, quickly tracks the pass in the air, and has a nice move to the throw. Effectively positions himself against receivers, displays a nice sense of timing, and has a burst of closing speed. Keeps the action in front of him and fights hard to defend passes. Quick and fluid pedaling in reverse, easily flips his hips, and loses little in transition.
Negative: Lacks top deep speed and beaten down the field.
Analysis: Johnson is an underrated cornerback with the ability to be used in man coverage or backed off the line scrimmage. He's a potential dime back at the next level and should also be effective on special teams.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.48
Year: 5Sr

Shelton Johnson

School: Wisconsin
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 56 tackles and broke up 4 passes as a senior when he lined up at safety. Junior totals included 54 tackles, 4 interceptions and 4 pass breakups.
Positive: Versatile defensive back with solid ball skills. Keeps the action in front of him, effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes, and has a nice move to the throw. Shows an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant, nicely times pass defenses, and relatively instinctive. Shows good range in centerfield and easily gets outside the numbers to make plays. Squares and wraps up ballcarriers.
Negative: Does not consistently play physical football. Late reacting when the pass is in the air and did not show a good feel for coverage as a senior.
Analysis: Johnson has nice upside and possesses the size and skill to be used at cornerback or safety in the NFL.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 188
40: 4.57
Year: 5Sr

Brandon Jones

School: Rutgers
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 41 tackles/5 interceptions/9 pass breakups as a senior after 35/2/4 the prior year.
Positive: Big cornerback best in zone coverage. Works to keep the action in front of him, effectively tracks the pass in the air, and shows a nice move to the throw. Solid run defender who wraps up when tackling. Works well with safeties.
Negative: Loses speed transitioning off the line to run downfield with opponents. Struggles in man coverage. Bites on ball fakes and double moves.
Analysis: Jones is a big defensive back who struggles making plays with his back to the ball. He projects as a ninth defensive back at the next level if he proves his worth on special teams.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Ryan Lacy

School: Utah
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 22 tackles/2 interceptions/5 pass breakups as a senior after 51/2/10 as a junior.
Positive: Underrated cornerback best facing the action. Physical, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route or quickly makes his way up the field to defend the run. Quick flipping his hips off the line, effectively times his pass defenses, and shows a good burst to the action. Strong and out muscles receivers to defend throws. Brings running backs down at the point of attack.
Negative: Loses focus and blows assignments on occasion. Gets turned, struggles making plays with his back to the ball, and slow locating the pass.
Analysis: Struggling with a hamstring injury last season, Lacy was unable to elevate his game the way scouts had hoped but still offers solid potential for the next level. He's a zone cornerback who should also be effective on special teams.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 196
40: 4.48
Year: 5Sr

Mo Lee

School: Utah
Position: CB
Bio: Junior-college transfer who saw occasional starts the past two seasons. Senior totals included 35 tackles/1 interception/6 pass breakups after 29/3/6 the prior year.
Positive: Nice-sized cover corner who plays with a large degree of athleticism. Fights hard throughout the action, doesn't back down to a challenge, and flashes cover skills. Breaks down well, plays with quickness, and has a nice burst to the ball out of his plant. Effectively diagnoses plays and works hard to get up the field and defend the run.
Negative: Displays limited consistency. Minimally effective on the blitz.
Analysis: Though rough around the edges, Lee is a serviceable defensive back who should get consideration at the next level on a practice squad.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 182
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Nigel Malone

School: Kansas State
Position: CB
Bio: Junior college transfer awarded all-America honors the past two years. Senior totals included 51 tackles/5 interceptions/9 pass breakups after 58/7/10 as a junior.
Positive: Opportunistic cornerback with an underrated game. Aware, instinctive, and quickly breaks to the throw. Displays timing on pass defenses, shows the ability to follow receivers out of routes, and rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Quick to defend the run and physical in his all-around game.
Negative: Does not time well in the 40.
Analysis: Malone was a productive college cornerback and showed consistent improvement on the field the past two seasons. He lacks the desired speed for the next level, yet will be very effective in certain zone packages or backed off the line scrimmage.

Height: 5-8.5
Weight: 186
40: 4.51
Year: 3Jr

Tyrann Mathieu

School: LSU
Position: CB
Bio: All-America and all-Conference choice as a sophomore in 2011 after totaling 77 tackles/2 interceptions/9 pass break-ups. Also averaged 15.6 yards on 27 kick returns, bringing two back for scores. Started one game as a true freshman. Dismissed from the LSU program in August 2012 for violating team rules and didn't play football last season.
Positive: Feisty cornerback with the ability to instantaneously alter the momentum of games with big plays on defense or in the return game. Instinctive, does a terrific job reading the action, and shows skill in zone coverage. Plays with an aggressive style and goes after ballcarriers. Plays faster than his 40-time, makes up for mistakes with his ability to recover, and doesn't back down to a challenge. Fluid backpedaling, flips his hips in transition, and drives to the ball out of his plant. Works hard to get off blocks and make plays on the runner. Sells out on the blitz. Dynamic return specialist who finds the open lanes then runs away from defenders.
Negative: Short, loses positioning to opponents, and can be overmatched by larger receivers. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball, gets turned, and slow locating the pass in the air. Has off the field issues, which will raise red flags.
Analysis: All-America and all-Conference choice as a sophomore in 2011 after totaling 77 tackles/2 interceptions/9 pass break-ups. Also averaged 15.6 yards on 27 kick returns, bringing two back for scores. Started one game as a true freshman. Dismissed from the LSU program in August 2012 for violating team rules and didn't play football last season.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 187
40: 4.48
Year: 4Sr

Demetrius McCray

School: Appalachian State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America honors as a senior after posting 55 tackles/4 interceptions/4 pass breakups. Junior totals included 48/5/9. All-Conference selection after his junior and senior campaigns.
Positive: Big cornerback best in bump-and-run coverage. Feisty, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, and effectively positions himself to make plays on the ball. Works to keep the action in front of him, has a quick burst to the ball, and closes to the action with speed. Aggressive, defeats blocks moving up the field, and works hard to defend screen passes or running plays.
Negative: Shows marginal quickness. Slow flipping his hips in transition. Deep speed is a concern.
Analysis: McRae was a solid small school cornerback who elevated his game the past two seasons and flashed next level skills. He possesses the size to line up in bump-and-run coverage and could also play special teams.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.52
Year: 4Sr

Leon McFadden

School: San Diego State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who also lined up with the first-team for six games as a freshman. All-Conference selection since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 61 tackles/2 interceptions/12 pass break-ups after 46/2/17 as a junior.
Positive: Talented cornerback who plays with attitude. Displays excellent awareness and instincts in coverage, effectively reads the quarterback, and shows good timing defending passes. Quickly locates the ball in the air and shows a burst to the play. Keeps the action in front of him, does not back down to a challenge and voluntarily comes up the field to defend the run.
Negative: Not tall and overmatched by bigger receivers. Lacks elite speed.
Analysis: McFadden was a consistent and balanced player on the college level. He projects well as a nickel back in the NFL and could see spot duty as a starter.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 193
40: 4.4
Year: 4Sr

Brandon McGee

School: Miami-Fl
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 54 tackles/2 receptions/7 pass breakups as a senior after junior totals of 38/1/3.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback who flashes the ability to shut down opponents. Fluid moving in reverse, plays with an aggressive style, and mixes it up with opponents throughout the action. Quick and explosive, has a burst to the play and a nice move to the throw. Consistently has opposing quarterbacks throwing away from him. Shows toughness against the run, forceful off the edge on the blitz, and very quick up the field.
Negative: Must be more consistent backpedaling in reverse. Does not drive to the throw out of his plant. Overmatched and loses out in battles.
Analysis: McGee possesses the ability to play at the next level, yet needs to be more consistent on the field. He can play in nickel or dime packages on Sunday's if he pulls it together and consistently plays at a high level.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Rashaan Melvin

School: Northern Illinois
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 45 tackles/1 interception/17 pass breakups as a senior after junior totals of 78/3/9.
Positive: Opportunistic defensive back with nice size. Aggressive and quick up the field but also plays heads-up football. Voluntarily defends the run and screen passes. Fluid with a good change of direction. Explodes to the action out of his plant, possesses a closing burst of speed, and quickly locates the pass in the air. Keeps the action in front of him and shows skill in zone coverage.
Negative: Prefers to side shuffle down the field rather than backpedal. Lacks long speed.
Analysis: Melvin was a productive college cornerback who consistently made plays on the ball. He possesses the size and wherewithal to line up as a dime cornerback in zone packages at the next level.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 201
40: 4.38
Year: 3Jr

Dee Milliner

School: Alabama
Position: CB
Bio: All-America and all-Conference choice last season after totaling 54 tackles/2 interceptions/20 pass break-ups. Started six games as a sophomore in 2011 finishing the year with 27/3/9. Broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman and posted 55/1/7 in 11 starts.
Positive: Physically impressive cornerback with big upside. Athletic, fast, and very explosive. Quickly comes up the field to defend the run, squaring into ballcarriers then wrapping up. Fluid turning his hips to transition with opponents off the line. Has a burst to the ball out of his plant and makes a lot of athletic plays. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the route, displays terrific cover skills, and possesses the speed necessary to make up for errors.
Negative: Indecisive, which occasionally gets him into trouble. Tends to peek for the ball and loses his receiver. Mistimes pass defenses.
Analysis: Milliner is a physically gifted prospect who improved last season then turned in an exceptional performance at the combine. He possesses the skills necessary to quickly start at the next level and comes with Pro Bowl potential, but must polish his game and consistently play smart football.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 187
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Darryl Morris

School: Texas State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 61 tackles/4 interceptions/5 pass break-ups as a senior after 62/1/6 the prior year.
Positive: Athletic cornerback best facing the action. Displays good recognition in zone coverage, quickly picks up assignments and displays a burst to the action. Quick flipping his hips transition with opponents, gets vertical and battles to defend the pass.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Not a sturdy tackler.
Analysis: Morris has been consistent at Texas State the past three seasons and projects as a dime back in zone coverage at the next level.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 192
40: 4.52
Year: 5Sr

Kenny Okoro

School: Wake Forest
Position: CB
Bio: The three-year starter finished with 53 tackles/2 interceptions/5 pass breakups as a senior after 53/2/5 the previous year.
Positive: Well-sized defensive back with average ball skills. Instinctive, shows a burst to the ball, and plays with quickness. Smooth athlete who gets vertical and contorts to defend the throw.
Negative: Not a strong open field tackler. Does not play physical football and has poor hands.
Analysis: Okoro showed flashes of skill throughout his college career but he never elevated his game in 2012. As a result he's gone from a potential late-round pick to an undrafted free agent.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 196
40: 4.52
Year: 4Sr

Matthew Pierce

School: Valdosta State
Position: CB
Bio: Four-year starter who posted defensive totals of 48 tackles/4 interceptions/11 pass breakups as a senior when he also averaged 23.2 yards on 25 kick returns with one score. Junior totals included 43/3/8 with an average of 27.8 yards on 10 kick returns and one touchdown.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback who impacts the game as a return specialist. Shows good route recognition in zone coverage, has a burst to the ball out of his plant, and quickly closes to the action. Works hard to defend throws, quick up the field to stop the run, and plays with an aggressive attitude. Solid return specialist who finds the open alleyways and quickly gets through them.
Negative: Stiff on his backpedal, slow transitioning off the line, and gets turned by opponents. Can be a liability making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: Pierce possesses solid size/speed numbers for the next level and has enough ability to line up in dime packages, though his primary duty will come as a return specialist.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 191
40: 4.51
Year: 4Sr

Jordan Poyer

School: Oregon State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter named to several all-America teams last season as well as being awarded all-Conference honors since his junior campaign. Senior totals included 51 tackles/7 interceptions/17 pass breakups after 51/4/12 the prior season. Experienced punt returner.
Positive: Skilled cornerback who plays smart, tough football. Fundamentally sound. Fluid when backpedaling and quickly flips his hips transitioning off the line to run with opponents. Displays outstanding route recognition in zone coverage, times pass defenses well, and works hard to make plays. Gets up high defending throws. Crashes up the field to help stop the run and has an aggressive streak. Consistently positions himself to make plays on the ball and rarely makes mental mistakes. Shows a burst to the action out of his plant and quickly closes to the play.
Negative: Not a strong open-field tackler. Gets turned around on occasion. Despite recent 40 times during Pro Day workouts, does not play fast and can be a liability in downfield coverage.
Analysis: Poyer consistently shut down opponents at Oregon State and quarterbacks rarely challenged him. He has some limitations, but offers starting potential in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage at the next level.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
40: 4.49
Year: 4Sr

Sheldon Price

School: UCLA
Position: CB
Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 37 tackles/4 interceptions/5 pass breakups as a senior after 47/1/7 the prior season. Competed on the UCLA track and field team as a sprinter.
Positive: Agile, athletic cornerback coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Fluid moving in reverse. Quick flipping his hips off the line and easily runs with opponents downfield. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, stays with opponents out of breaks, and shows a nice burst to the action out of his plant. Hard hitter who works to defend the run and gives effort on special teams.
Negative: Quickly leaves his backpedal from the snap of the ball and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball and does a lot of face-guarding. Did not improve his game during the 2012 season.
Analysis: Price is a gifted athlete with outstanding measurables for the next level but poor mechanics. Although he offers upside, Price maybe limited to a zone system at the next level until he improves his fundamentals and learn to make plays with his back to the ball.

Height: 5-7
Weight: 169
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Jeremy Reeves

School: Iowa State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 70 tackles/1 interception/12 pass breakups as a senior after 70/2/7 the prior year.
Positive: Undersized cornerback with a physical game. Feisty, aggressive, and stays with the action. Quick to help defend the run, squares up to bigger ballcarriers, and wraps up at the point. Quickly tracks the pass in the air, has a burst to the ball and sells out to make plays. Solid special-teams player who helped helps out on coverage units.
Negative: Overmatched by larger receivers.
Analysis: Reeves is a quick cornerback who is effective backed off the line scrimmage or in a zone system and is a prospect with a special teams mentality.

Height: 5-8.5
Weight: 190
40: 4.63
Year: 4Sr

Greg Reid

School: Florida State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter at Florida State most recently posting 32 tackles/2 interceptions/5 pass breakups as a junior in 2011. Also averaged 11.2 yards on 37 punt returns that season. Sophomore totals of 2010 included 65/3/17 when he averaged 23.9 yards on 30 kick returns. Dismissed from the Florida State program in August 2012 after a third off-field violation. Initially intended to play at Valdosta State last season but suffered a knee injury, which required surgery to repair, and sat out the entire year.
Positive: Talented prospect with the ability to help an NFL team at cornerback and as a return specialist. Fluid backpedaling and effectively diagnoses the action. Has a quick break to the ball, exploding to the pass out of his plant. Stays with receivers out of breaks, fights hard to defend throws, and quickly makes his way up the field to stop the run. Shows good awareness and rarely challenged by opponents. Terrific return specialist who follows blocks and shows the ability to pick up big chunks of yardage.
Negative: Slightly undersized and struggles taking on blocks. Loses focus and gives up big plays. Coming off a single significant knee injury and has multiple off-the-field issues.
Analysis: Reid was poised to become the next top defensive back prospect from Florida State after his sophomore season but did not elevate his game in 2011 and had his struggles last season. He possesses the talent to be a nickel cornerback/return specialist at the next level if he gets his act together and stays healthy.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 210
40: 4.4
Year: 4Jr

Xavier Rhodes

School: Florida State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior after 39 tackles/3 interceptions/7 pass breakups. Sophomore numbers included 43/1/3.
Positive: Incredibly athletic defensive back with terrific size and speed. Quickly flips his hips transitioning to run with opponents, read receivers eyes then gets his head back around, and tracks the pass in the air. Plays with excellent body control, effectively positions himself against receivers, and possesses good hands for the interception. Explodes to the action, has a closing burst of speed, and shows the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks. Gives effort defending the run and plays with an aggressive streak.
Negative: Shows hesitation. Falls asleep on occasion and will blow assignments.
Analysis: Rhodes has the physical dimensions to start at cornerback or safety in the NFL and has shown a developing game. He needs to fine tune his instincts and play alert football, yet comes with a large upside and offers starting potential.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 183
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Cartier Rice

School: Kentucky
Position: CB
Bio: Registered 41 tackles and broke up three passes as a senior after breaking into the starting lineup. Junior totals included nine tackles.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback with a developing game. Smooth transitioning off the line with opponents, quick backpedaling, and keeps the action in front of him. Shows a burst to the ball out of his plant and aggressively works to make plays. Plays disciplined, stay-at-home football.
Negative: Inconsistent with his backpedal, prefers to side shuffle down the field, and lacks a smooth break to the throw. Gives up a large number of underneath receptions.
Analysis: Rice watched his game take off last season and is a solid cornerback prospect who could make a roster as a ninth defensive back if he plays well on special teams.

Height: 5-7.5
Weight: 169
40: 4.47
Year: 3Jr

Nickell Robey

School: USC
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Junior totals last year included 52 tackles/1 interception/4 pass breakups after 63/2/9 as a sophomore. Averaged 11 yards on 12 punt returns as a sophomore, bringing one back for a score.
Positive: Small but feisty cornerback with solid ball skills. Fluid and quick moving in reverse, loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents, and effectively positions himself against opponents to defend throws. Keeps the action in front of him, displays the ability to stick with receivers out of breaks, and has a terrific closing burst. Quickly locates the pass in the air, fires to the action out of his plant, and works to defend passes. Has a hard-hitting style, willingly defends the run, and lays it on the line.
Negative: Overmatched by larger receivers. Not a stout cornerback and struggles tackling opponents in the open field. Gambles on occasion, which results in big plays.
Analysis: Robey is an aggressive cornerback who doesn't back down to a challenge and fights hard to cover the pass or defend the run. Size is a limiting factor at the next level though he has enough talent to line up in dime packages and as a return specialist.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 191
40: 4.53
Year: 4Jr

Logan Ryan

School: Rutgers
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors last season after totaling 94 tackles/4 interceptions/17 pass breakups. Sophomore numbers included 67/3/14.
Positive: Skilled cornerback who consistently shut down opponents the past two seasons. Athletic, easily stays with receivers across the field, and keeps the action in front of him. Possesses tremendous ball skills, runs downfield with opponents, and gets his head back around to track deep passes. Consistently positions himself to make plays on the pass, shows a nice move to the throw, and gets vertical to grab the ball from the air. Explodes to the action with an outstanding burst to speed. Stays with receivers out of breaks. Quick athlete who is constantly around the action. Tough run defender and a good open-field tackler.
Negative: Does not always play with good balance. Inconsistent pedaling in reverse. Not a forceful blitzer off the edge. Long speed is a concern.
Analysis: Ryan watched his game take off the past two seasons and moves toward the draft as one of the better and more versatile cornerbacks available. He possesses the physical skills and mental wherewithal to quickly earn a starting position on an NFL roster.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
40: 4.5
Year: 3Jr

Tharold Simon

School: LSU
Position: CB
Bio: Junior totals included 45 tackles/4 interceptions/9 pass break-ups when he became a full-time starter. Registered 42/2/10 as a sophomore in 2011 when he started two games.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback with next-level physical skills. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the action, has an aggressive streak, and works hard to make plays. Shows a burst to the ball out of his plant, stays with receivers out of breaks, and gets vertical or adjusts to defend the throw. Possesses a burst of closing speed and quick up the field to defend screen passes or running plays.
Negative: Marginally instinctive, bites on receivers moves, and gets turned. Inefficient and takes incorrect angles to plays. Late reacting and struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: Simon is a developing cornerback with next level physical skills but a prospect still very rough around the edges. He's better facing the action and can line up in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage in the NFL as a sixth defensive back on a roster.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 192
40: 4.34
Year: 4Sr

Darius Slay

School: Mississippi State
Position: CB
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 40 tackles/5 interceptions/6 pass break-ups. Part-time player the prior season finishing the year with 23/1/4.
Positive: Developing cornerback quickly moving up draft boards. Physical, mixes it up with receivers, and works hard to defend the throw. Shows skill in bump-and-run coverage, easily stays downfield with opponents, and shows a burst of closing speed. Quick up the field to defend the run, defeats blocks, and gets to the ballcarrier. Solid special-teams player who stood out on coverage units.
Negative: Lacks a quick and fluid backpedal. Slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Struggles processing assignments on occasion.
Analysis: Slay is a late bloomer who really came on as a senior then impressed NFL decision-makers with his combine performance. He offers a boatload of upside potential and could develop into a starter at the next level if coached properly.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 170
40: 4.43
Year: 4Sr

Branden Smith

School: Georgia
Position: CB
Bio: Part-time starter the past two seasons totaling 25 tackles and breaking up nine passes as a senior after 24 tackles and two interceptions during his junior campaign.
Positive: Underrated cornerback with a good feel in coverage. Keeps the action in front of him, plays with quickness, and battles hard to defend the throw. Nicely tracks the pass in the air, positions himself to make plays on the ball, and does not get beat in coverage. Displays skill in zone, remains disciplined with assignments, and shows a nice burst to the pass out of his plant. Works hard to get off blocks and make plays up the field against the run.
Negative: Lacks the quick, smooth backpedal. Overmatched by larger receivers.
Analysis: Smith possesses the size and speed to be a dime back in zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage. He also plays like a special teams player, which adds to his value at the next level.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 190
40: 4.55
Year: 5Sr

Devin Smith

School: Wisconsin
Position: CB
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 57 tackles/4 interceptions/13 pass breakups. Junior totals included just seven tackles after he was sidelined with a leg injury two games into the season.
Positive: Well-sized defensive back best facing the action. Displays a sense of anticipation and timing on pass defenses, shows a good burst to the ball, and quickly closes to the action. Runs downfield with opponents, mixes it up throughout the route, and for the most part plays smart football. Quick up the field defending the run.
Negative: Gets turned on occasion. Despite his size, easily blocked at the point of attack by a single opponent or overmatched by opponents.
Analysis: Smith possesses the size, athleticism, and ball skills necessary to make a roster at the next level, offering potential as a dime back in zone coverage.

Height: 5-9.5
Weight: 192
40: 4.5
Year: 5Sr

Troy Stoudermire

School: Minnesota
Position: CB
Bio: Senior totals included a team-leading 82 tackles as well as 3 pass break-ups when he moved into the starting lineup on a full-time basis. Played in just four games as a junior before being sidelined with a wrist injury. Experienced kick returner in college.
Positive: Physical cornerback who is best facing the action. Has a nice feel for coverage and plays with an aggressive streak. Keeps the action front of him, tracks the pass in the air, and has a nice break to the ball. Works hard to defend passes, sells out on the blitz, and aggressively defends the run.
Negative: Does not have a great deep burst and gets beat on occasions. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: After struggling with inconsistency and injury early in his Minnesota career, Stoudermire watched his game take off last season. He possesses the cover skills to be used as a dime back in a zone system, and his return skills are added value.

Height: 5-10
Weight: 186
40: 4.45
Year: 4Sr

Daxton Swanson

School: Sam Houston State
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons after being named to several all-America teams as a junior. Senior totals included 46/4/14 after posting 49 tackles and eight interceptions in 2011.
Positive: Fluid cornerback with nice size as well as a history of making big plays. Quick when flipping his hips to transition off the line with opponents. Stays with receivers out of breaks and maintains solid downfield coverage. Plays heads-up football, displays good ball skills, and has a nice break to the throw as well as a burst of closing speed. Displays timing on pass defenses, gets vertical, and adjusts to knock away the throw. Battles receivers at the line scrimmage and mixes it up throughout the route. Does a nice job reading receivers' eyes, then getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Effective facing the action and shows good route recognition in zone coverage.
Negative: Stiff pedaling in reverse and is better facing the action. Not a sure tackler. Lacks long speed.
Analysis: Swanson was effective on the small-school level and has the ball skills to play in dime packages for a zone system at the next level.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 189
40: 4.4
Year: 4Sr

Rod Sweeting

School: Georgia Tech
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished the year with 58 tackles/1 interception/7 pass breakups after 56/3/7 as a junior.
Positive: Physical cornerback who plays heads-up football. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, stays with the action, and quickly locates the pass in the air. Stays with receivers laterally or follows opponents out of pass routes. Effectively diagnoses the action, shows good timing, and works hard to defend passes.
Negative: Very quick out of his backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Loses a half step transitioning off the line to run with opponents. Doesn't plays to his forty time.
Analysis: Sweeting was a solid college defender who offers potential as a zone cornerback and special teams player in the NFL.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 192
40: 4.41
Year: 5Sr

Jamar Taylor

School: Boise State
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors last season after totaling 51 tackles/4 interceptions/9 pass break-ups. Junior numbers included 27 tackles with two interceptions.
Positive: Fast-rising corner who significantly improved his game last season. Quick flipping his hips transitioning to run with opponents, stays with receivers out of breaks, and fights hard to defend the throw. Instinctive, effectively diagnoses the action, and quickly tracks the pass in the air. Effective facing the action, keeps the play in front of him and is constantly around the ball. Has an aggressive style and mixes it up with receivers throughout the route. Forceful on the blitz and willingly defends the run.
Negative: Possesses an average backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field.
Analysis: Taylor moves towards the draft as one of the fastest-rising players at his position. He can play both man and zone coverage and could break into a starting lineup as a rookie in the NFL.

Height: 5-8.5
Weight: 182
40: 4.49
Year: 4Sr

Momo Thomas

School: Colorado State
Position: CB
Bio: Started the first three games of his senior season, posting 10 tackles and breaking up three passes, before being sidelined with a shoulder injury. Junior totals included 31 tackles and two interceptions when he started 11 games. Played four games as a sophomore in 2010 before initially injuring his shoulder. Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman.
Positive: Skilled cornerback who struggled with injuries the past three seasons. Fluid flipping his hips to transition with receivers off the line. Displays solid ball skills and has a nice break to the pass. Effectively diagnoses the action and remains disciplined with assignments. Quick up the field to defend the run or screen plays. Plays big and works hard. Keeps the action in front of him.
Negative: Overextends in his backpedal and is slow moving in reverse. Shoulder injuries will raise multiple red flags.
Analysis: Thomas possesses the size, speed, and ball skills to make a roster at the next level as a dime back/special teams player if he's able to pass medical exams.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 190
40: 4.41
Year: 4Sr

Desmond Trufant

School: Washington
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors as a senior after posting 36 tackles/1 interception/9 pass breakups. Junior totals included 64/2/14.
Positive: Skilled cornerback with a solid game. Quick flipping his hips to transition with opponents off the line, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, and nicely times his pass defenses. Stays with receivers out of breaks, has a quick burst to the ball, and plays explosive football. Works hard defending throws and quick up the field to stop the run.
Negative: Better facing the action and at times slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Very quick leaving his backpedal and, for the most part, prefers to side shuffle down the field, giving up of positioning to opponents.
Analysis: Trufant was consistent on the college level and is athletic. He needs to improve the finer points of the cornerback position but is a prospect with the skill and measurables to start in the NFL.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 177
40: 4.57
Year: 5Sr

Prentiss Waggner

School: Tennessee
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his sophomore season. Totals last year included 48 tackles/2 interceptions/4 pass break-ups after 48/2/7 as a junior. Posted career-best numbers of 57 tackles and 5 interceptions as a sophomore.
Positive: Skilled cornerback best facing the action. Quick flipping his hips to transition off the line with opponents, mixes it up throughout the route, and displays good awareness. Effectively tracks the pass in the air, displays good instincts, and has a burst to the ball out of his plant. Works hard to defend the throw and possesses good hands. Gives effort defending the run.
Negative: Quick out of his backpedal and prefers to side shuffle down the field. Struggles staying with receivers out of routes. Has a thin build and lacks deep speed.
Analysis: Waggner displayed a consistent game on the college level and has enough skill to line up in dime packages in the NFL.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 184
40: 4.47
Year: 5Sr

B.W. Webb

School: William & Mary
Position: CB
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman season and named to several all-America teams last year. CAA Special Teams Player of the Year in 2012. Defensive totals included 46 tackles with 8 pass breakups. Special teams numbers included an average of 11.2 yards on 11 punt returns with one score. Junior totals included 40 tackles with two interceptions. Posted a career-best eight interceptions as a freshman.
Positive: Athletic and opportunistic cornerback who doubles as a return specialist. Instinctive defensive back who displays good recognition and quickly tracks the pass in the air. Fluid and quick pedaling in reverse, flips his hips in transition, and breaks down well. Works to jam opponents at the line of scrimmage to slows their release off the snap. Fights hard throughout the action, displays good route recognition in zone coverage, and as a result was rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks. Works well with safeties, displays good timing in pass defense, and plays physically. Quick up the field to defend the run.
Negative: Prefers to side shuffle down the field, which slows his break to the ball. Struggles getting off blocks.
Analysis: Webb is a highly rated small school cornerback with a terrific overall game. He's an intriguing prospect who can be used in nickel packages at the next level and double as a return specialist.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.34
Year: 4Sr

Kayvon Webster

School: South Florida
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior. Senior totals included 82 tackles and six pass breakups after 49/2/7 the prior year.
Positive: Tough cornerback who will be best in a zone system. Quick up the field. Aggressive in run defense and works hard to make plays on the ballcarrier. Shows the ability to stay with receivers out of breaks. Effectively positions himself to make plays on the ball and has a nice move to the throw.
Negative: Lacks a smooth, quick backpedal, which hurts his ability to drive to the ball out of his plant.
Analysis: Webster possesses next level size/speed numbers and has flashed ability the past two seasons but consistently leaves scouts thinking he's capable of more. He needs to have a big camp during the summer to make a final roster this September but has the skills to do so.

Height: 5-11.5
Weight: 183
40: 4.56
Year: 5Sr

Lorenzo White

School: Central Michigan
Position: CB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing sporadic action with the first-team as a sophomore. Senior totals included 24 tackles/1 interception/9 passes broken up after 41 tackles as a junior.
Positive: Nice-sized cover corner who is best facing the action. Effectively reads the quarterback's eyes, quickly locates the pass in the air, and displays a good move to the ball out of his plant. Possesses a good feel for coverage, effectively times his pass defenses, and plays with quickness.
Negative: Must improve the consistency of his backpedal. Slow flipping his hips transitioning to run with opponents. Not a strong tackler in the open field.
Analysis: White offers solid ball skills and was rarely challenged by opposing quarterbacks the past two seasons. He offers possibilities in zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage.

Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.51
Year: 5Sr

Melvin White

School: La-Lafayette
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who lined up at both cornerback and safety. Senior totals included 60 tackles and 10 passes broken up. Junior numbers included 64/2/7.
Positive: Physically gifted defensive back coming off a disappointing senior campaign. Aggressive. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the action and quickly comes up the field to defend running plays or screen passes. Despite his big frame, he is a very quick and sudden athlete.
Negative: Rarely backpedals off the line preferring to side shuffle. Does not display a sense of timing and gives up a lot of underneath receptions.
Analysis: White was highly rated coming into his senior season, but did not meet expectations or elevate his game. He possesses the physical skills to start at multiple positions in the secondary but must consistently play at a high level, improve his fundamentals, and stay away from mental errors.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 181
40: 4.35
Year: 4Jr

Steve Williams

School: California
Position: CB
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons, posting 80 tackles/3 interceptions/10 pass breakups as a senior after 44/2/11 the prior year.
Positive: Fast, athletic cornerback with an unpolished game. Keeps the action in front of him, quickly locates the pass in the air, and shows a burst to the ball out of his plant. Easily stays with receivers out of breaks. Mixes it up with opponents and fights hard to defend the pass. Tough run defender who quickly makes his way up the field and wraps up when tackling.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid backpedal. Loses momentum transitioning to turn and run downfield with opponents and does not play to his 40 time. Slow getting his head back around to locate the pass in man coverage.
Analysis: Williams improved throughout the 2012 season but is still a better athlete than football player. He possesses the speed and underlying skill to line up in dime packages at the next level and is worth considering in the late rounds for future developmental purposes.

Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.55
Year: 4Sr

Trey Wilson

School: Vanderbilt
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 36 tackles/3 interceptions/8 pass break-ups as a senior after 30/3/8 the prior year.
Positive: Aggressive, hard-working cornerback who doesn't back down to a challenge. Keeps the action in front of him, displays a closing burst to the play, and mixes it up with opponents. Disciplined with assignments. Flies around the ball and works hard to get off blocks. Solid open-field tackler. Shows good recognition of routes in zone coverage.
Negative: Lacks a quick, fluid backpedal. Gets turned, loses ground transitioning to run with opponents, and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Possesses average deep speed.
Analysis: Wilson possesses moderate measurables for the next level and is a special teams prospect who must be used in a zone system.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
40: 4.46
Year: 5Sr

Khalid Wooten

School: Nevada
Position: CB
Bio: Two-year starter who finished with 53 tackles/2 interceptions/15 pass break-ups as a senior after 73/54/5 as a junior.
Positive: Athletic and physical defensive back with an inconsistent game. Effectively runs downfield with receivers, nicely times pass defenses, and gets up high to knock away the throw. Easily tracks the pass in the air. Has a nice burst to the play and aggressive goes after the action. Quick up the field to defend the run and gives effort stopping screen passes.
Negative: Not consistent backpedaling. Possesses just adequate ball skills.
Analysis: Wooten is a solid athlete with a developing game but is still rough around the edges. He must improve his mechanics, yet is a solid developmental player who can line up in dime packages as a rookie in the NFL.

Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 195
40: 4.45
Year: 5Sr

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

School: Connecticut
Position: CB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 47 tackles/1 interception/8 pass breakups. Junior numbers included 37/2/7 when he missed five games with injury.
Positive: Instinctive, shutdown cornerback who is a dominant player at full health. Physical, mixes it up throughout routes, and wins out in battles. Uses his size and athleticism as an advantage and beats down receivers to defend the pass. Rarely misreads the action and has a good move to the throw. Quick closing to the action and stays with receivers out of breaks. Effectively picks up assignments in zone coverage. Works hard to keep the action in front of him and makes a lot of athletic plays.
Negative: Must be more consistent and disciplined pedaling in reverse. Slow transitioning off the line to run downfield with opponents. Struggled with injuries part of the last two seasons.
Analysis: Wreh-Wilson possesses the size, skill, and upside to be a #1 cornerback in the NFL. He needs to polish his game and show durability, yet offers immediate starting potential.

Updated 2/26
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
31stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
41stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
51stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
61stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
71stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
81stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
91stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
101stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
OLB4Sr
111stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
121stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
131stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
141stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr
151stJace Amaro
Texas Tech
TE3Jr
161stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
171stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
181stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
191stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
201stCyrus Kouandjio
Alabama
T3Jr
211stDerek Carr
Fresno State
QB5Sr
221-2Zack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
231-2Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DT5Sr
241stJohnny Manziel
Texas A&M
QB3So
251-2Jason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr