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5 *Dee Milliner CB 1 Alabama J`r 5117 201 1st

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Outstanding speed. Late injury (Labrum surgery) didn't force him to skip most Combine drills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.47. Combine - Forty: 4.37. Reps: DNL. VJ: 36.0. BJ: 10-2. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.95.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Milliner had right shoulder surgery following the combine and his shoulder was in a sling. Despite needing the surgery, Milliner did all the drills at the combine.

Based on -  Built well for the position. Plays with excellent coordination and smooth hips, using his arms and hands to knock down throws. Excellent awareness and read/react ability, getting his head turned and uses his eyes well to quickly find the ball. Attacks the run and is a very good tackler, never backing down. Bruising hitter who can separating ball from receiver with terrific  timing. Plays tight bump-and-run and enjoys pressing with little cushion. Closes quickly and baits throws, looking to make a play on each snap. Smart and disciplined, but not Processes information quickly and looks comfortable in space.

Lacks elite speed and quick-twitch ability. Plays too aggressive at times and will take himself out of the play & miss some tackles. Has just one full season as a starter. Must refine cover technique, most notably his backpedal. Compared to Charles Tillman, CB, Chicago Bears -- Similar size and ball-hawking ability when the ball is in the  air.

18 *Xavier Rhodes CB 2 Florida State rJr 6014 210 1st

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - 1/10 second faster than pre-combine est. Jumped through tht roof. Originally thought to br more of a physical steady-Eddie type corner, but combine scores change that impression.. Aggressive. Good ball skills. Must avoid interference penalties.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.54. Combine - Forty: 4.43. Reps: 14. VJ: 40.5. BJ: 11-0. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - He kept his times from the combine with one exception. He ran a 4.65 in the short shuttle drill and a 7.29 in the three-cone drill. He had an excellent workout.

PFW Audibles - "Corners in the SEC play in the boundary because they throw into the boundary a lot in the southeast. Most of the quarterbacks are not big-armed guys. Patrick Peterson had straight-line speed. Xavier Rhodes has better hips than Peterson for a big guy."

Based on - Strong for the position with a solidly-built frame and excellent arm length. Loves to jam and get physical in press coverage, getting in the face of receivers at the LOS and staying aggressive through the whistle. Very good click-and-close ability with strong plant-and-go burst to drive on plays in front of him, undercutting routes and knocking down passes. Gets head around to locate and high-point with very good leaping ability and timing. Can flip his hips and change directions with a near-effortless transition/can adjust and contort his body. Confident and instinctive in coverage, coming off his man to make a play on the ball with very good ball skills. Defeats blocks to be a factor against the run and is a punishing striker, making the decleating hit if it's there. Very good experience (39 career starts),  with eight interceptions and 31 passes defended.

Tends to get too physical in tight coverage, playing too hands-on and grabby (which will draw pass interference penalties). very aggressive with the ball in the air, but makes too much contact and needs to pay more attention to body position.Lacks discipline and is susceptible to play fakes and misdirection. Lacks elite long-speed and isn't a quick-twitch type of athlete. Must stay assignment-sound holding contain against the run. Must eliminate the penalties and stay focused, controlling his intensity. Compared to Aqib Talib  - While Rhodes isn't quite as fast as Talib (& doesn't have the same character concerns either), but both have tall, long frames with a knack for making plays on the ball when it's in the air.

32 Johnthan Banks CB 3 Mississippi State Sr 6020 185 1st-2nd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Ran 1/10 of a second slower than pre-combine est.. Lacks recovery speed. Not real physical either. Decent agility and broad jump results.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.52. Combine - Forty: 4.61. Reps: 10. VJ: 34.0. BJ: 10-5. 20S: 4.27. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.97.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Banks ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.59 seconds, had a 4.28-second short shuttle, and a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-6 broad jump. While his 40 time was slightly better than the 4.61 seconds he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine, Banks looked good in the positional workout.

PFW Audibles - "I do like Johnthan Banks. He reminds me of the type of corners they have playing in Seattle. He's a lot like Richard Sherman. He can play off or on, but that's not his deal. He is a press cover guy.Everyone wants a big man corner. He does not get too out of whack shadowing in the four games I watched. For a long guy, he can come out of his breaks.

Based on - - 12 career interceptions going into 2012, a knack for returning them for scores (three) and has the size scouts covet. Biggest question is speed. Often asked to play off-man and when he was caught guessing, he didn’t have elite speed to recover. Active with his hands in press and has the fluidity to cut with receivers. Alert to the run, though he isn't a particularly physical tackler. A significantly better prospect than the fourth-round grade he was reportedly given last year by the NFL Advisory Committee, Could become a first-round pick with a strong 2012 season.

52 Jordan Poyer CB 4 Oregon State Sr 5117 191 2nd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - He and Trufant impressed during Senior Bowl Week. 1/10th of a second slower than expected. Fast enough and aggressive enough to consistently defeat their man. Not that athletic, though (jump scores were mediocre). Off field issues.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.54. Reps: 8. VJ: 30.5. BJ: 9.10. 20S: 4.18. 60S: 11.51. 3C: 6.87.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Worked out at NFL Scouting Combine. He recorded a 28 1/2-inch vertical, 9-foot-7 broad jump, and 11 reps at 225. He did positional workouts as a defensive back.

Based on - Athletic, physical with the ball skills to make opposing quarterbacks pay for testing him, Currently ranks fourth among senior cornerbacks on's 2013 board. He will have to prove that his junior season was no fluke and that he has the high character NFL teams are looking (i.e. arrested following an alleged bar fight in May).

55 *Logan Ryan CB 5 Rutgers rJr 5111 191 2nd

 Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Productive. No burner.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.53. Combine - Forty: 4.56. Reps: 14. VJ: 32.5. BJ: 9-8. 20S: 4.06. 60S: 11.28. 3C: 6.69.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Ryan stood on all of his numbers from the combine

Based on - I'm not ready to anoint Ryan yet as the next Devin McCourty (the only Rutgers defensive back to ever earn a first-round pick) but if he makes the same gains in his junior campaign that he did last season he could have the luxury of considering making the jump to the NFL with eligibility still remaining.

56 Will Davis CB 7 Utah State Sr 5112 186 2nd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Athletic and agile with good explosion. Decent speed but not a blazer. Not very physical. Level of competition concerns.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.53. Combine - Forty: 4.51. Reps: 16. VJ: 35.5. BJ: 10-7. 20S: 4.02. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.52.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Davis did a 36-inch vertical jump and then stood on his numbers from the combine.

Based on - Long, lean build ideally suited to the position. Loose-hipped athlete with good balance and overall fluidity to change directions. Good burst to close on the ball due to his vision and quick fee. tHas at least moderate straight-line speed and tracks the ball well. Good leaping ability, timing and body control to compete for jump-balls. Uses his hands well to limit the receiver's ability to make a play, weaving them into his opponents' frame to break up passes at the last moment. Accomplished press corner with the arm-length, fluidity and aggression to perform well in this role in the NFL. Aggressive with his hands throughout the route, with surprising savvy to hold and not get penalized (considering his relative inexperience).Some natural return skills - has scored three touchdowns off of interception returns over the past three seasons. Reliable downfield tackler. Recognizes his containment responsibilities versus the run and works to funnel the action back inside toward his teammates.

Somewhat finessy. Only average physicality as a tackler. Struggles to break free from physical blocks and stands around the pile when he can get away with it. Tends to duck his head, latch on and get dragged for a tackle rather than truly driving through his opponent.. Highly aggressive/ will bite on double-moves, with less than ideal makeup speed.. Legitimate level of competition questions.  Compared to Richard Marshall  - Davis has intriguing natural athleticism for coverage and ball skills and may only need greater physicality to emerge as a starter in the NFL.

61 Desmond Trufant CB 6 Washington Sr 5115 190 1st

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - One of top 2 or 3 CB's in this draft.. Elite speed. Good jumping scores, He and Webb blew away the 20 yard shuttle. Not physically imposing. Relies on athleticism over technique at this stage. Good Senior Bowl Week. I'd elevate both Trufant and Poyer to the top of my list.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.38. Reps: 16 . VJ: 37.5. BJ: 10-5. 20S: 3.85. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Trufant (5-foot-11 5/8, 192 pounds), a cornerback, did the three-cone drill in 6.76 seconds and stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Trufant’s workout was phenomenal, and I would imagine that he’s knocking on the door to be a late first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. In the last couple of months, Trufant — the brother of Seattle Seahawks 2003 first-round pick Marcus Trufant — has impressed at the Senior Bowl, combine and now at his pro day to continue a rapid rise up draft boards.

 PFW Audibles - "...Was an impressive interview. He is ready for the pros. He is honest and realistic and knows what to expect. He knows how to prepare. He has been around it first hand with brothers in the league."

Based on -  Athletic with fluid footwork and the foot agility to drive quickly on the play. Looks natural in space, staying balanced with the hips and transition skills to redirect in any direction. Physical / fights for the ball when it's in the air, with an excellent competitive nature. Doesn't shy from contact and will get his nose dirty in run support. Very good job tracking and high-pointing with . Good bloodlines / understands the NFL process. Four-year starter (47 career starts), spending time both inside and outside and in both man and zone coverage.

Narrow torso, lean muscle tone and only average length. Opens his hips too early to protect against speed and should stay under control in his movements. Streaky technique once the ball in snapped / reverts to bad habits, relying on his natural athleticism in place of fundamentals. Lacks elite top-end speed and can be beat vertically. Inconsistent tackling technique, hitting too high and lacking the strength to consistently finish. Plays close to the LOS but doesn't make much contact and has to improve his body position downfield. Too much of a grabber. Nagging hamstring injury late in 2012.

xx DJ Hayden CB xx Houston Sr 5110 191 1st-2nd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Each year I badly screw up at least one pick who simply flies below my radar screen for the entire period before the draft. Hayden is one of those guys. It could be because most predraft scouting reports had written him off due to a devestating life-threatening injury. He has a terrific back story - after a routine hit during a routine practice, it was discovered that an artery leading to his heart was almost completely severed, requiring emergency surgery. Remarkably, he made it back to participate in his Pro Day. Orgiinally considered a high 2nd-round pick, he's moved into the first round boards. (Mayock now rates him ahead of Milliner; says that the 2 corners are nearly identical physically and athletically, but Hayden's ball-skills gives him a slight edge).

Pre-Combine Forty: 4.42. Combine: - DNP. Pro Day Forty - 4.42. VJ: 33˝. BJ: 10-0.

Pro Day (Brandt) Hayden - who nearly died after he tore a major vein in his heart during a November practice — was the featured attraction.Hayden, a 5-foot-11 3/8, 189 pounds cornerback, was timed in the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds (on the fast watch) and 4.44 seconds (on the slow watch). He ran only once due to pulling his left hamstring while running the 40. I imagine the teams on hand in Houston will split the difference on those times and Hayden’s official pro day 40 time will be 4.42 seconds. Before Hayden ran the 40, he performed a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He was unable to do the positional workout.Hayden is a real medical miracle guy, who many didn’t think would be able to workout at the pro day. Instead, he exceeded expectations and is 100 percent healthy (with the exception of the hamstring pull ).

Based on -
Fluid athlete with the agility and speed to effectively remain in the hip pocket of receivers. Breaks on the ball quickly and has shown natural ball skills, intercepting six passes in just 23 games, returning two of his four interceptions this past season for long touchdowns. Excellent top-end speed (clocked as low as 4.33 in the 40 at Houston's pro day). Good height at 5-11, and has the tools to develop into a true No. 1 corner. Excellent overall athlete who also boasts a 33.5-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump.

Has been fully cleared by doctors, but his life-threating experience will still give some teams caution. Lacks experience against elite competition and will have a significant learning curve in the NFL.

71 *David Amerson CB 8 North Carolina State Jr 6010 205 2nd-3rd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Nice size. Faster than expected. Great agility numbers on Pro Day.. Zone guy. Effort guy. Might be better as a FS.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.59. Combine - Forty: 4.44. Reps: 15. VJ: 35.5. BJ: 10-7. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Amerson recorded a 38 1/2-inch vertical, a 11-foot broad jump, a 4.13-second short shuttle and 7.75-second three-cone drill. He had really good numbers at the pro day but if you watched him versus Tennessee last season, he didn’t look like he had that kind of speed.

Based on - Rare height and length for the position / played primarily at safety in HS.. He has the size and ball-skills for the next level, but scouts are also impressed with his competitive drive to get better.. And the coaches say there is no problem keeping Amerson hungry, as he is one of the top practice players each week. Could prove a fit in a press-based scheme. Highly aggressive defender who intercepted many of his passes reading the eyes of quarterbacks and jumping short routes.

Concerns about his fluidity and straight-line speed. Typically lined up in off-man and zone coverage in college, but his lack of elite speed would make that difficult fit in the pros. Aggressiveness makes him vulnerable to double-moves. Beaten soundly in several-highly anticipated matchups in big games.

78 Jamar Taylor CB 9 Boise State rSr 5105 192 2nd-3rd

BRS (Gollin) – Tough guy with surprising top-end speed (my kind of CB). Keep an eye on this guy (especially if the 4.33 was legit. Note - he ran 4.39).

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.47*. Combine - Forty: 4.39. Reps: 22. VJ: 35.0. BJ: 10-7. 20S: 4.06. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.82.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Taylor stood on his combine numbers (he was among the top performers in his position group in three events) and only did positional drill work, looking very solid as a performer.

*Reportedly was timed at 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash by Boise State coaches.

Based on - Instinctive, dependable CB with good overall size and athleticism. Versatile corner with extensive experience playing off-man and zone coverage. Has a quick, tight back pedal and fluid hips to turn and run with receivers. Good good burst out of his breaks. Breaks quickly on underneath routes, showing the ability to close on the ball to make the interception. Good ball skills, good leaping ability and timing. Good upper body strength and competitiveness for jump-ball situations. Reliable run defender who won't back down from a challenge. Keeps his containment responsibilities breaks free from blocks and is a reliable open field tackler who plays with toughnessTeam captain in 2012 - viewed by the coaching staff as one of the team's hardest workers. Only occasionally asked to play press and may lack the size and arm length to fit in this scheme.

Aggressive/ can be fooled by double-moves….rarely challenged in 2012 and never faced top-notch competition on a weekly basis throughout his careerStruggled a bit with injuries.Compared to Ronde Barber -- Has a long ways to go before he earns the right to be compared to Barber, but they share several similarities, not the least of which are good instincts, a burst to close, reliable open-field tackling ability and a strong work ethic.

85 Robert Alford CB 10 SE Louisiana rSr 5101 188 3rd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Fast riser. Combine scores were off the charts.. Raw. Good Senior Bowl.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.42. Combine - Forty: 4.39. Reps: 17. VJ: 40. BJ: 11-0. 20S: 4.23. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.89.

Pro Day (Brandt) Alford did a positional workout and people said he looked smooth and quick.

Based on - Scouts been buzzing about Alford, a 6-0, 185-pound corner who moves better than his size would indicate. The Senior Bowl has historically unearthed a number of "diamonds in the rough" in the defensive backfield, so Alford has a strong precedent to follow.

94 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB 11 Connecticut rSr 6006 195 3rd

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Forty time slipped a bit. Physically impressive, good speed, explosive playmaker. Plays big in big games. Yet NFLDraftScouts seem to have reservations.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.44. Combine - Forty: 4.53. Reps: 14 . VJ: 36.0. BJ:10-8 . 20S: 4.12. 60S: 11.56. 3C: 6.97.

Based on - Scouts are anxious to see if he can put it all together for a final big season in 2012. Has shown flashes of being an intriguing prospect, with not only the physical characteristics scouts are looking for but also a flair for the dramatic (tied a school record by returning two of his seven career interceptions for touchdowns. His two interceptions this season came against top competition - Vanderbilt, Rutgers). Has lined up in both press and off-coverage in Mobile, but struggled in his transition to blanket his man downfield. Not every CB can play man coverage and I'm not sure I would trust Wreh-Wilson outside of zone coverage.

96 Darius Slay CB 12 Mississippi State Sr 5117 192 3r-4th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Blew up the Forty. Better than average other combine numbers.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.53. Combine - Forty: 4.36. Reps: 14. VJ: 35.5. BJ: 10-4. 20S: 4.21. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.90.

Pro Day (Brandt) Slay did not work out in the positional drills after pulling a muscle running the 60-yard shuttle. Slay did manage to do a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump. Slay posted the the best 40-yard dash time (4.36) among defensive backs at the combine

107 *Tharold Simon CB 13 LSU Jr 6020 202 3rd-4th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Nine reps? Really? Didn't do agility drills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.53. Combine - Forty: 4.51. Reps: 9. VJ: 34.0. BJ: 10-8. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Not written up with other attendees.

PFW Audibles - "...has some  length to him. He's more quick than fast with better short-area burst than long speed and recovery speed. He peeks back and tries to catch up and can't recover. He's good underneath but not a top cover guy."

121 Leon McFadden CB 14 San Diego State Sr 5095 193 4th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - A  shade more impressive than Simon.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.54. Reps: 10. VJ: 34.5. BJ: 9-11. 20S: 4.27. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.81.

Pro Day (Brandt) - McFadden had a 34 1/2-inch vertical and did positional drills.

138 Dwayne Gratz CB 15 Connecticut rSr 5111 201 4th-5th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Good speed, strength, fluidity and agility better than expected. Seems to play smart but NFLDraftScouts seems to feel he has to play "smarter."

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.46. Combine - Forty: 4.47. Reps: 22. VJ: 38.0. BJ: 10-5. 20S: 4.15. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.70.

Pro Day (Brandt) - No UConn write-ups.

Based on - Good measureables for the position with adequate height and a solidly-built frame. Aggressive off blocks uses his large hands to shed and fight through the trash. Physical run defender who seeks out contact. Good focus and ballskills to make plays on the ball. Plays assignment sound football and seldom makes mistakes. Started each of the last four seasons. Must play smarter and show better route recognition. Inconsistent in timing break on the ball and often late, allowing big plays. Lacks the swivel hips / explosive footwork to quickly adjust . Doesn't look natural in reverse. Must gain better body position and be more aggressive in coverage. Lazy tackling attempt with his arms /must play more decisively to break down in space. Content with allowing too much underneath action to limit the vertical plays.

142 *Nickell Robey CB 16 Southern California Jr 5072 169 4th-5th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Small (make that tiny).l 1/10th of a second slower than expected. But athletic. Has all the tools except one - satisfactory size.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.42. Combine - Forty: 4.53. Reps: 10. VJ: 37.5. BJ: 10-7. 20S: 4.09. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.74. Pro Day Forty: 4.35.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Robey ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.44 seconds. He had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.42 seconds. He didn’t do the three-cone drill at USC’s pro day (he did have an official time of 6.74 seconds at the combine). Robey had 11 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Based on - Top-notch athleticism. Light feet, loose hips and a natural low center of gravity which allow him to remain in the hip pocket of receivers when in man coverage. Good awareness in zone, having  a feel for receivers running behind him /has downhill burst to break on underneath routes. Very good ball skills. Good hand-eye coordination and the flexibility to contort in space to adjust. Gritty defender who is much more physical and aggressive than his stature would indicate. Reads quick-screens and draws well, attacking the line of scrimmage to beat would-be blockers to the action. Surprising overall physicality as a hitter and is generally a reliable open-field tackler. Effective blitzer off the edge. Plays hard.

Undersized. Slim-build, especially in his lower body. Relies on quickness to evade blockers but truggles to break free when they get to him. Sometimes ducks his head when attempting to make tackles and lacks the upper body strength to pull ball-carriers to the ground when his technique isn't clean. Compared to Jabari Greer - Has better ball skills than Greer, but otherwise is a similar prospect who will have to rely on the athleticism to overcome hislack of preferred size.

147 Adrian Bushell CB 17 Louisville rSr 5093 186 4th-5th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Decent but not lights-out size and speed. Not very explosive. Heady. Mixed bag re techniques - lots to clean up. Must play with more discipline. Didn't get along with Florida coaches when he was there.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.58. Reps: 17. VJ: 33.0. BJ: 9-8. 20S: 4.25 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.92.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Although Bushel participated at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, he did everything again at his pro day. He ran 4.53 and 4.57 in the 40-yard dash, posted a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, did the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone in 6.93. Bushell had a good overall workout as a defensive back.

Based on - Natural footwork /looks fluid in space with smooth hip action to quickly redirect his momentum. Good speed to stick with receivers up and down the field, staying in their hip pocket. Heady player with good feel in coverage. Good route anticipation and recognition, with good eye use to bait-and-drive on throws. Adept at avoiding blocks and throwing his body around in run support. Fast, aggressive blitzer and physical striker. Good vertical skills/ gets his hands up to knock down passes. Good experience on special teams (coverage and as a return man)..

Average size with a narrow frame and limited bulk. Must stay disciplined in his backpedal /doesn't always play with proper technique, tending to freelance a lot. Bites hard on fakes and won't always play assignment –spound (his aggressiveness will get him in trouble at times). Physical, but inconsistent tackler who doesn't always finish in the open field. Limited strength / late shedding blocks. Smallish frame and some durability concerns as a return man. (Forced out of Florida's program after missing meetings and arguing with the coaching staff).

151 B.W. Webb CB 18 William & Mary rSr 5102 184 5th

BRS (Gollin) - Does he have the skill to go with the decent speed and outstanding explosion/agility? He and Trufant lew up the agility drills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.43. Combine - Forty: 4.51. Reps: 14. VJ: 40.5. BJ: 11-0. 20S: 3.84. 60S: 11.06. 3C: 6.82.

Pro Day (Brandt) -  Cornerback B.W. Webb, who held his own at the Senior Bowl and among the top performers in his position group in four events at the NFL Scouting Combine, was the main attraction. Webb (5-foot-10 5/8, 183 pounds) only did position drills and looked like he had good quickness and explosion. It appears he could play as a corner on the outside or as a third corner in the slot.

PFW Audibles - "...stepped up against (Baylor WR) Terrence Williams at the Senior Bowl and shut him down. I was impressed with the way he competed."

175 Brandon McGee CB 19 Miami (Fla.) Sr 5110 193 5th-6th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Athletic. Faster than expected. Good East - West Week. Inconsistent.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.52. Combine - Forty: 4.40. Reps: 14. VJ: 33.5. BJ: 9-11. 20S: 4.18. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.71.

Pro Day (Brandt) - McGee stuck with his numbers from the combine, with the exception of the jumps (34-inch vertical and 9-foot-11 broad jump at pro day).

Based on -  Coaches rave about his natural athleticism and football ability. He could stick with receivers all over the field at the Shrine Game. Very inconsistent despite starting all 24 games over his final two seasons.

176 Marc Anthony CB 20 California rSr 5113 196 5th-6th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Good size, not so good speed. Not all that strong or explosive but pretty agile. Not especially good ball-skills.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.54. Combine - Forty: 4.63. Reps: 12. VJ: 35.0. BJ: 9-10. 20S: 4.07. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.74.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Anthony ran the 40 in 4.65 and 4.64 seconds, and will stand on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Anthony’s pro day 40 time wasn’t as good as the one he ran in Indianapolis, so the combine time will stand as his 40 of record with NFL teams.

Based on - Well-built, productive in run support and deceptively athletic,  Has the frame and game to intrigue pro scouts at both CB and S.. To boost his stock, he'll need to show greater ball skills.

180 Sanders Commings CB 21 Georgia rSr 6001 216 5th-6th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Faster than pre-combine est. So-so explosiveness and agility. Weighed in closer to an OLB at Senior Bowl but still looked lean. A bit stiff. Good as press-man but can be eaten alive with double moves. Not relentless in run support. Seems like more of a zone guy or safety.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.54. Combine - Forty: 4.41. Reps: DNL. VJ: 34.5. BJ: 9-9. 20S: 4.30. 60S: DNP. 3C: 7.10.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Commings did 23 strength lifts, stood on his numbers from the combine, and did positional drills.

Based on - Weighed heavier than anticipated at the Senior Bowl, but actually has a lean, athletic upper body, thick lower-half and surprisingly loose hips. At his best locked up in press-man coverage. Often extends one arm to gauge which direction the receiver is leaning, while turning to run. Good balance and at least moderate straight-line speed . Peeks at the quarterback throughout the route and has the body control to turn quickly, locate the ball and make a play on it using quickness and hand-eye coordination to either slap away passes or make the interception. A bit inconsistent as a run defender but shows no hesitancy when on an island, fighting through blocks to keep his containment responsibilities and make the tackle. When others are in the area, he'll let them do the dirty work but will reach in to rip at the ball. Good late burst to recover /has the strength to pull ball-carriers to the ground.

Will be viewed by some as a classic 'tweener (struggles CB when not in press-man, and allows receivers to eat up the cushion /can get left in the dust on double-moves. Inconsistent technique and hustle in run support. Must show more lateral agility and flexibility in avoiding blockers when blitzing. Too easily contained by running backs. Character red-flag. (2011 arrest on a domestic violence charge). Compared to Tanard Jackson.

185 Micah Hyde CB 22 Iowa Sr 5116 197 5th-6th
Combine - Forty: 4.56. Reps: 12. VJ: 33.0. BJ: 10-1. 20S: 4.20. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.78.
190 Terry Hawthorne CB 23 Illinois Sr 5116 195 6th

Big Red Sheet (Gollin) - Nice size and speed. Needs to get stronger. Good make-up speed. Physical in run support. Didn't do agility drills. Quick learner. Concussion concern. Needs to clean up technique holes.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.44. Reps: 13. VJ: 35.5. BJ: 9-8. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) — He weighed in at 192 pounds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds. Otherwise, he kept his numbers from the combine.

Based on - Good height and frame for the position. Excellent athlete with more than enough speed for the position. Fluid footwork and smooth hip action to quickly change directions. Good at reading and reacting in a flash to jump routes and make a play on the ball. Rangy with  make-up speed to recover and close. Physical in run support and won't shy from contact. Aggressive competitor who doesn't back down from a challenge. Versatile /a quick learner. Some experience as a return man.

Lanky frame with average bulk / needs to get stronger. Transition technique needs refinement /must do more at the LOS to reroute receivers. Susceptible to fakes / bites too readily in coverage.  Too much contact downfield and needs to hone finesse and timing skills. Too easily blocked on the outside and loses contain. Only average ball skills /won't always finish the interception. Significant durability concerns (including a serious concussion in 2012).

199 Johnny Adams CB 24 Michigan State rSr 5102 185 6th
Combine - Forty: 4.48. Reps: 16. VJ: DNJ. BJ: DNJ. 20S: DNP. 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Adam had a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump, and ran the short shuttle in 4.59 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.95 seconds. He stood on his 40-yard dash time from the combine (officially 4.48 seconds). Adams looks like he could be a third cornerback for an NFL team.

203 Tyrann Mathieu CB 25 LSU Jr 5086 186 6th

BRS (Gollin) – "The Honey Badger" - has rep for being super athlete (good enough to transcend small size) but with some character issues in his background. He did decently in drills (good agility but 4 bench press reps: Are you kidding me? It's not even about the reps; it's about work-ethic and character. Cards said to bring in for interview.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.54. Combine - Forty: 4.50. Reps: 4. VJ: 34.0. BJ: 9-9. 20S: 4.14. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.87.

Pro Day (Brandt) — Mathieu looked very good in positional drills. He’s very quick out of his breaks and has great hands. He weighed 6 pounds more than he did at the combine.

Based on - Plays bigger than size. Doesn't back from the physical challenge of lining up opposite taller wideouts and is actually more effective the closer he is to LOS with, stellar instincts and awareness to avoid blocks and make plays in close quarters. Excellent lateral agility and acceleration to close quickly on the ball. Tenacious defender with strong, active hands to rip the ball away. Excellent ball skills. Minimizes his natural height disadvantage by timing his leap well in jump-ball situations and ripping away at the ball. Naturally plucks the ball out of the air and secures it quickly. Tracks the ball well over his shoulder. Quick feet, fluid hips and a legitimate second gear make him very effective in coverage, especially on shorter routes. Dynamic returner with a flair for the dramatic. Plays well on the big stage against elite competition.

Lacks ideal height for the position / quicker than he is fast, making him susceptible to longer throws. Highly aggressive /will bite on underneath routes. Has the suddenness to make up for a misstep but does not have the elite straight-line speed to recover against a well-executed double-move and accurate pass. Trusts his instincts too much and can put his teammates in difficult positions by drifting to where he anticipates the quarterback will be going with the football. Smart NFL quarterbacks will be able to manipulate him with their eyes. Well-documented history of poor decisions off the field.Compared to Antoine Winfield – Short but has Pro Bowl potential due to his tenacity, instincts and physicality.

213 Branden Smith CB 26 Georgia Sr 5-10 168 6th-7th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day - Not on list of participants.
224 *Terrence Brown CB 27 Stanford rJr 6-0 182 6th-7th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day - Not on list of participants.
227 Demontre Hurst CB 28 Oklahoma Sr 5-9 200 6th-7th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day - Not on list of participants.
231 Josh (Jay Jay) Johnson CB 29 Purdue Sr 5093 199 6th-7th

BRS (Gollin) – Disappointing combine forty will hurt him.  Decent agility results. (How many "Josh Johnsons" are already in the NFL)?

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.49. Combine - Forty: 4.65. Reps: 16. VJ: 35.0. BJ: 9-6. 20S: 4.25. 60S: 11.51. 3C: 6.99. Pro Day Forty: 4.55.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Johnson (5-9, 199) ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.55 seconds (Johnson had a time of 4.65 in the 40 at the combine), had a 36-inch vertical and a 9-11 broad jump. Johnson looked good in the positional workouts.

Based on - Quick-footed, adept at locating and quickly adjusting to make a play. Lacks elite speed and not quick-twitch, but coordinated and smooth. Physical in bump-and-run coverage / aggressively won't back down to anyone. Uses his length to get his hands in the path of the ball and goes after it when it's in the air. Drives fast on the ball with very good ball awareness and confidence. Not often fooled.

Comfortable in man-coverage / often left on an island at Purdue. Violent tackler and run defender/plays with competitive nature and swagger needed for the position. Reads eyes of the QB and not afraid to undercut routes and out-physical receivers. Productive as a three-year starter with extensive experience on special teams.

Lack of elite speed  a question mark /only average explosive traits. Bad habit of playing too hands-on and attracs pass interference penalties. Must stay balanced at LOS and play with better technique in his backpedal. Will get caught with his eyes in the wrong place and struggles to recover after a false step.

241 Travis Howard CB 30 Ohio State rSr 6-0 198 7th
Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day - Not on list of participants.
247 Kahlid Wooten CB 31 Nevada rSr 5110 210 7th
Combine - Forty: 4.53. Reps: 17. VJ: 33.5. BJ: 9-9. 20S: 4.18. 60S: 11.41. 3C: 6.95. Pro Day Forty: 4.47.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Wooten ran the 40 in 4.47 and 4.49 seconds, and had a 4.25-second short shuttle time. He also looked good in the positional drills.

250 Rod Sweeting CB 32 Georgia Tech Sr 5112 189 7th
Combine - Forty: 4.42. Reps: 11. VJ: 37.0. BJ: 10-4. 20S: DNP 60S: DNP. 3C: DNP.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Sweeting ran the short-shuttle in 4.13 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. Sweeting did drills at the defensive back position.

254 *Steve Williams CB 33 California rJr 5087 181 7th

BRS (Gollin) – You can’t teach speed. Good jumping numbers. Not real agile.

Pre-Combine Forty - 4.39. Combine - Forty: 4.42. Reps: 40.2. VJ: 10-5. BJ: 10-8. 20S: 4.10. 60S: DNP. 3C: 6.89.

Pro Day (Brandt) - Williams stood by his combine numbers. He did positional drills. Williams is a good NFL prospect, but his lack of height will hold him down some in the 2013 NFL Draft. He’s a likely fifth- or sixth-round pick.

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