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3 Darqueze Dennard CB 27 Michigan State Sr 5110 199 1st

Combine Forty: 4.51...Nice combo of size and speed...Smooth COD, backpedal and lateral movement...aggressive in press coverage...Lacks elite speed/plays man better than zone...Major durabiity issues (hernia, shoulder, concussion, knee)...Competitor with a short memory...Tough/plays with pain...film junkie...outstanding instincts...can be late recognizing the run...best in press and press bail...lacks elite transition out of backfield to explode forward..must add strength...good ball skills (teams throw away from him)...plays with an edge but only an average tackler...

Pro Day - VJ: 36"; BJ: 11-2"; 20S: 4.18; 3C: 6.83...Brandt says he had a very good workout and praised his position coach Pat Narduzzi ..

Combine (DB16) - Arm: 30 1/2; Hand: 9; BP: 15....

15+ Jonathan Dowling CB/S 196+ Western Kentucky xx 6030 190 xx

Combine Forty: 4.52....Nice length, fluid movement, long-strider, playmaking ability and good hotter when he connects. A bit high-cut. Durability and toughhness a question...poor tackling fundamentals. Character, coachability and maturity questionmarks...

Pro Day - 21 NFL teams in attendance on March 19...No reports on the workouts....

Combine (DB20) - Arm: 33 1/8; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 8; VJ: 33.5; BJ: 118; 3C: 7.04; 20S: 4.24; 60S: 11.56......

1 Justin Gilbert CB 16 Oklahoma St Sr 6000 202 1st-2nd

Combine Forty: 4.37 (pre-combine est was 4.50). Elite speed...Excellent size-speed combo...Good hip flex...natural in coverage - can jam, turn and run...Durable...a bit complacent in 2012...quiet and respectful (takes coaching well)...Has natural FBI and above average anticipation skills...long, rangy and fluid...best in press-man or zone coverage...good but not elite hands...active in run support, but will attack too high occasionally and go for the shoulder hit instead of wrapping up...

 

 

Pro Day - Brandt says he solidified his status as a top 16 prospect..32 NFL teams attended workout...20S: 4.43 (despite slipping); 3C: 6.91...Looked outstanding in position drills (elite back-pedal)......

 

Combine (DB25) - Arm: 33 1/8; Hand 8 5/8; BP: 20; VJ: 35.5; BJ: 126, 3C: 6.92...

 

15+ Jason Verrett CB 196+ TCU Sr 5090 189 1st-2nd

Combine Forty: 4.38 (pre-combine est. - 4.50)...Prototypical small quick, slot guy with elite top-end speed. Below average durability (knee)...a bit home-sick but no off-the-field issues...maturing/good work ethic...Fast and aggressive but a bit small - (a speedier version of Mike Adams)? Productive - 30 passes deflected and 8 picks during past 2 seasons...Above average FBI, cover skills,, ball skills and run defense...aggressive in coverage but will bite on double moves...quick-twitcher but lacks size to match up with bigger receivers...above average anticipation and play-making instincts but can be boxed out by bigger dudes...adequate run defender but size is a disadvantage...

Pro Day - 21 NFL teams watched the workouts...VJ: 39.5; BP: 19; ("Very talented player with great cover skills...The only thing that might impede him from becoming an All Pro is his lack of size" - Brandt)...Because of his jumping ability, strength and other attributes, Brandt suggests he might want to work out at another (less-size-reliant) position like a Wes Welker type wideout......

Combine (DB55) - Arm: 30 5/8; Hand: 9 1/4; VJ: 39.0; BJ: 128; 3C: 6.69; 20S: 4.00; ...

2 Bradley Roby CB 22 Ohio State rJr 5110 194 2nd

Combine Forty: 4.39....Proto size/speed combo (elite speed)...average durability (shoulder/missed Rose Bowl due to knee injury))...bar fight a red flag...above average route-recognition; sniffs out screens...quick twitch guy who can hold up on an island...annoys receivers with close coverage...footwork and balance issues...not big enough to win most jump ball battles but is a hand-plucker with big play capability with the ball in his hands...above average tackler...Iffy ball-skills...doesn't shy away from contact but doesn't look for it either..

Pro Day - 3C: 6. 78...moves very well and is very good defending passes thrown in front of him, but ball skills arent' as good when he has to turn and go back to defend passes...

Combine (DB49) - Arm: 31 1/2; Hand: 10 1/4; BP: 17; VJ: 38.5; BJ: 124; 20S: 4.04..

 

15+ Lamarcus Joyner CB/SS 196+ Florida State Sr 5080 190 2nd

Combine Forty: 4.55...Instinctive, aggressive, poised and confident...Is he a big but not very fast corner or a short and not very big safety?...average bulk, marginal height, decent but not elite speed...Durable...High energy player with professional work-ethic...loves the game (& it shows)...continues to improve...Reads keys and quikly diagnoses runs...reads QB...Pretty good range and fluid hips but lacks natural quicks and masks this with physical play...adept at tracking ball and making over the shoulder catch...hand-snatcher...lack of height is a disadvantage....reliable open field tackler but not big enough to line up in the box...NFLDraftScout rates him #7 best DB in this draft.

Pro Day - .Performed well in agility drills and, according to one writer, drew wows from the stands after making sharp cuts...He did have several drops during pass catching drills and (surprisingly) opted to stand on his 4.55 combine forty time...

Combine (DB34) - Arm: 31 1/2; Hand: 9 1/2; BP: 14; VJ: 37.5; 3C: 7.26; 20S: 4.40...

7 Kyle Fuller CB 94 Virginia Tech Sr 6000 194 2nd

Combine Forty: 4.49...Smart, good-technique (but not athletically elite) player...USA Today said his forty time would dictate where he's drafted. (4.49 is pretty good for a 6-footer)...Good bloodlines...Nice size but not as fast on tape....Shoulder and groin issues...athletic family...good recognition-skills...lacks turn & go speed and recovery burst...OK vs. TE's though size is an issue...decent ball skills but no ballhawk...outstanding in run support...

Pro Day - Stood on his combine numbers...dropped back well, showing fluid/loose hips in pass coverage...Brandt projects him as a late 1st/early 2nd round pick...

Combine (DB22) - Arm: 32 7/8; Hand: 9 3/8; BP: 12; VJ: 38.5; BJ: 128; 3C: 6.90; 20S: 4.19;..

15+ Louchiez Purifoy CB 196+ Florida Jr 5110 190 2nd-3rd

Combine Forty: 4.61 (pre-combine est. 4.41)...Man coverage specialist...Disappointing speed...lacks closing burst...Very athletic...Room on frame to add bulk (& must do so)...loses too many jump ball battles vs. big receivers...Durable...highly competitive...weed-possession charge dismissed, but off-the-field concerns linger......Better than average recognition skills and outstanding cover skills...elite press-man potential...average ball-skills...above average in run support (some toughness) but must get bigger and stronger......figures to be dangerous with ball in his hands but has not yet recorded a pick.

Pro Day - Forty: 4.63 & 4.65; BJ: 10-0; 20S: 4.32; 3C: 7.28. SD coach put him thru position drills..

Combine (DB44) - Arm: 32 3/4; Hand: 8 1/2. BP: 6; VJ: 35.5; BJ: 120...

4 EJ Gaines CB 42 Missouri Sr 5100 190 2nd-3rd

Est. Forty: 4.49...USA Today sleeper corner - "does well in coverage and is aggressive vs. the run."...Stocky with good speed ...Durable... Competitive/accountable...tough...hard wrker...respected by fellow players and the coaches...good ball skills...needs to wrap up better...adequate field awareness and abov-average run-recognition...best suited for schemes heavy in zone coverage...quick feet but lacks elite agility...average playmaking instincts...a split-second late to turn and locate ball...will force vs. run (when forced to)...more a wrap and drag-down tackler than a deluxe hitter...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.51 & 4.52; VJ: 31.5"; BJ: 9-7", 20S: 4.28; 3C: 7.13...Quick, smooth and has good hands...height is limiting his grade...probably a Day 23 pick - Brandt......

Combine (DB24) - Arm: 30 3/8; Hand: 9 3/8; BP: 15....

15+ Victor Hampton CB 196+ South Carolina rJr 5090 197 2nd-3rd

Combine Forty: 4.69 ((pre-combine forty: 4.50)...Tough, physical CB who's built like a compact RB (but evidently runs more like a guard)...needs to improve coverage and technique discipline...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.58 & 4.64. Brandt says he has excellent coverage skills and moves around well, but has some past off the field red flag baggage..

Combine (DB28) - Arm: 31 1/4; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 20; VJ: 33.5; BJ: 118; 3C: 7.01; 20S: 4.20; 60S: 11.57...

15+ Marcus Roberson CB 196+ Florida Jr 6000 191 3rd

Combine Forty: 4.61 (pre-combine est. 4.50)...decent height with OK size...adequate-to-good top-end speed...Durability a concern (fractured C6 vertabra in 2011 but returned to play in all 13 games in 2012...Only saw action in 7 college games in 2013...must deal with technique/tackling lapses and get stronger...Tough/will play thru pain...underaged drinking on resume...inconsistent in space...will bite on fakes...decent ball skills (can track over shoulder and has good body control) but needs to refine timing on jumps...willing run defender but must add bigger and stronger...tries too often to submarine-tackle ballcarrier.

Pro Day - Forty - 4.69 & 4.72; VJ: 35"; 3C: 7.19; BP: 10. Has the skills (but not the desired speed) to play corner - Brandt..

Combine (DB48) - Arm: 31; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 8; VJ: 37.5; BJ: 120; 3C: 6.84; 20S: 4.08.

5 Keith McGill CB 62 Utah rSr 6030 211 3rd

Combine Forty:4.51...Intriguing. Fits modern-day trend of tall, long-armed corners to match up with tall, physical receivers...Closes quickly...good ball skills....injury concerns...Check his explosiveness (see vertical and broad jump numbers)...May not be tough enough for a safety but has the speed and athleticism to fit as a big CB.

Pro Day - Forty: 4.54; VJ: 35.5"; BJ: 10-6". Brandt sees hom being taken somewhere between #70 and #96 in the third round...

Senior Bowl - Fits the latest vogue of tall CB's but more than just a "long corner,.....

Combine (DB40)- Arm: 33 1/4; Hand: 10 1/4; VJ: 39.0; BJ: 129; 3C: 7.29; 20S: 4.18...

15 Aaron Colvin CB 181 Oklahoma Sr 5110 177 3rd

Est. Forty: 4.50...Has experienced considerable tough luck...Long arms, nice height and good speed but must get bigger...played all of 2011 with shoulder injury. Had shoulder surgery and missed all Spring of 2012...Vocal and natural leader with passion for game...mentally tough...must work on improving technique...can also play safety...

Pro Day -Unable to work out due to injury.

Senior Bowl - A top CB prospect who was "making a statement" before being carried off the field with an ACL tear. Should be drafted high regardless...Matt Bowen (BR) (who was impressed by Colvin's natural back pedal and "wave with the release to maintain leverage and attack the football on the break") - noted that the CW among scouts was that the injury would lower his draft rating, but that a team willing to think long-term could wind up with a "steal."...

Combine - (DB14) - Arm: 31; Hand: 9 1/4; ..

15+ Chris Davis CB 196+ Auburn Sr 5100 202 3rd-4th

Est. Forty: 4.55...He's the dude who ran 108-yards after the missed FG to beat Alabam...quick, tough and aggressive vs. run...could improve tackling in the open field...Has elite athletic skills (especially vertical jump and 3-cone)...USA Today considers him "a developmental corner"....

Pro Day - Forty: 4.55 & 4.56; VJ: 40.5"; BJ: 10-4"; 20S: 4.18; 3C: 6.93...Had good workout on the field.

Senior Bowl - Listed by one writer as one of the top 4 corners in this contest...Very physical in coverage Wednesday, but over-aggressiveness could get him flagged a lot...had some issues in coverage during the week but turned it around in the actual game, coming up with one of the South's three interceptions (& 17 yard return).......

Combine (DB15)- Arm: 31; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 15.T

15+ Pierre Desir CB 196+ Lindenwood rSr 6100 205 3rd-4th

Combine Forty: 4.59...Good size,fluid pedal, loose hips, but level-of-competition remains a question. plays less physical than size suggests...Uneven production in East West and Senior Bowl contests...unafraid of contact with bigger receivers....needs considerable technique work to make the transition from a small school to the pros...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.52 & 4.58; VJ: 38; Long arms. Brandt says he did better in possition drills here than at combine...

Senior Bowl - Looked good in practices...Considered a fast riser...very physical jamming receivers at LOS...was beaten by Colter on a double-move...Broke up a fade to Campanaro in the end zone..."constantly around the football" during Monday scrimmage...

Combine (DB17) - Arm: 33; Hand 9 5/8; BP: 11; VJ: 35.0; BJ: 133; 3C: 6.86; 20S: 4.30; 60S: 11.60......

15+ Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB/S 196+ Nebraska Sr 6030 218 4th

Combine Forty: 4.61...Built like a safety...Forty time improved since combine...Fluid with good ball skills...could become more consistent technique-wise...not a physical wrap-up tackler....

Pro Day - Forty: 4.45 & 4.48; 20S: 4.27; 3C: 6.72; Brandt points to his long arms, good ball skills and smoothness in coverage - sayshe should be picked on Day 2 (rounds 2 or 3)...

Senior Bowl - Jumped a slant route but missed the interception....Considered a top 10 Senior Bowl performer on Day 3. Mentioned with McGill as fitting the growing need for big corner to match up with tall receivers...Likened by some to Richard Sherman...dominated in press coverageand passed the test on end zone fades as well..."Has the length/power to reroute and impact receivers on the release from a press-man alignment" - Matt Bowen (BR)...One scout observed that the key to defending inside routes from outside the numbers is to disrupt the receiver at the LOS - Jean-Baptiste has a "hard to miss" body and moves well for his size"..Matt Miller (BR) likes his size, fluid hips and nimble feet & projects him as a possible late Day One/Early Day 2 selection.....

Combine (DB32) - Arm: 32 3/8; Hand: 8 5/8; BP: 13; VJ: 41.5; BJ: 128; 20S: 4.33; .

6 Jaylen Watkins CB 167 Florida Sr 5110 194 4th-5th

Combine Forty: 4.41 (Pre-combine Forty: 4.50)...Sammy's older bro...Fluid, flexible, agile...nimble feet...nice overall size; some playmaking ability but thin framed and small boned...could use more bulk and strength..

Pro Day - VJ: 31.5"; BJ: 9-10"; 20S: 4.50; 3C: 7.13...complained he had a sore right ankle and didn't run the forty...may be better off as a slot corner. Probably a Day 3 pick - Brandt..

Senior Bowl - lumped with Jean-Baptiste, Desir and C Davis as a top 4 corner in Mobile...stayed glued to Jordan Matthews and was adept at reacting quickly to breaks by WR's...twisted ankle...

Combine (DB58) - Arm: 30 5/8; Hand: 9 5/8; BP: 22.

13 Deion Belue CB 155 Alabama Sr 5110 182 4th-5th

Est. Forty: 4.45...Fluid, with good speed and easy pedal...Physical corner who started in elite college program...Played hurt last season (turf toe)...fringe size, less-than-stellar tackling and inconsistent ball skills...aggressive in coverage/good coverage skills and quicks but is small and short-armed with small hands. Not explosive....

Pro Day - .Forty: 4.50 & 4.51; VJ: 36 1/8; BJ: 9-9; 3C: 7.08; 20S: 4.34. Went thru position drills (nothing notable commented on)...

Combine (DB04) - Arm: 31 1/2; Hand: 8 1/8; BP: 11.....

15+ Ross Cockrell CB 196+ Duke rSr 6000 191 5th

Combine Forty: 4.56...Small hands, short arms and limited strength...Instinctive...good cover corner with impressive ball skills...will struggle matching up with bigger receivers...not real fluid...smart defender...good in slot...Pro Day performance could up his stock at a very competitive position.

Pro Day - Brandt said he looked "impressive"...Forty: 4.46 & 4.50; 20S: 4.20; 3C: 6.92; VJ: 29; BJ: 10 -5; BP: 12; "Had a really good workout...was very smooth and fluid in coverage with the only negative being 2 dropped passes" - Brandt....

Combine - Arm: 29 7/8; Hand: 9, BP: 10; VJ: 36.5; BJ: 122; 3C: 7.28; 20S: 4.32; 60S:11.78.....

9 Rashaad Reynolds CB 120 Oregon State rSr 5100 189 5th

Combine Forty: 4.51...One of those guys you keep a close eye on in case he surprises you with faster-than-expected forty speed..Had to go up against Cooks during every Ore St. practice...proto measurables and average speed...Durable...Mature and highly respected by coaches and teammates...quick learner with strong work-ethic...active in community service...above average eyes and awareness in coverage/quick diagnosis in run support...quick feet and average fluidity...strong press-coverage skills...above average closiing burst and recovery speed..Playmaking instincts and good ball skills/aggressive in coverage and in jump ball battles...strong and reliable in run support/breaks down well in open field.adept at tracking, trailing and closing on the ball...needs technique-work...a tad short for role...

Pro Day - Mostly stood on combine numbers but did post a VJ of 38.5" Had a very good on the field workout that Brandt says probably elevated his draft stock....

Combine (DB47) - Arm: 31 5/8; Hand: 9 3/4; BP: 20; VJ: 37.5; BJ: 123; 3C: 6.72; 20S: 4.00...

15+ Antone Exum CB/S 196+ Virginia Tech rSr 6000 213 5th-6th

Combine. Forty: 4.59...Kind of heavy but has good height and decent speed...Physical downhill defender...long arms...Major durability concerns (fractured and torn meniscus in 2012)...tight-hipped...Confident agitator...former safety...smart guy academically...Good instincts/recognition but is vulnerable to play action on run-downs...capable press-corner but can be overly aggressive...will fail to turn and locate ball, leading to interference calls on underthrown passes...can track and high-point but too much of a body-snatcher...Very good in run support - plays with an edge/can deliver big hit or rip ball out of ballcarrier's grasp...

Pro Day - .Forty: 4.53 & 4.55...VJ: 33.5; BJ: 9-11; 20S: 4.18; 3C: 7.01...According to Brandt, he's well-built, fluid in coverage and tracks the ball well...Highly regarded when he first attended Va Tech, but never fully recovered from knee injury...

Combine (DB21) - Arm: 31 5/8; Hand 9 5/8; BP: 17; VJ: 35.0; BJ: 117; 3C: 7.05; 20S: 4.13...

14 Ricardo Allen CB 167 Purdue Sr 5090 186 5th-6th

Pro Day Forty - 4.46. Combine Forty: 4.61 (Pre-combine est. Forty: 4.50) ...Gamer (i.e. As USA Today describes him: "Too short, too slow, too light but all he does is make plays")...Good technician...Not that athletic/projects as a capable reserve corner...may have matchup problems vs. bigger receivers......

Pro Day - VJ: 37.0; BJ:120; 20S: 4.10; 3C: 6.90. Good workout in poaition drills.

Combine (DB02) - Arm: 30, Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 13; VJ: 35.5; BJ: 117; 20S: 4.15....

10 Nevin Lawson CB 129 Utah State Sr 5090 186 5th-6th

Combine Forty: 4.48..shorter than pre-combine est...Compared to Cortland Finnegan...Quick and feisty (hands are constantly all over receiver)...physical striker...Decent size and versatile but inconsistent....a bit raw...maturing...Impressed at Senior Bowl practice...doesn't fit the "big corner" mode now in vogue...

Pro Day was on April 1 but wasn't written up by nfl.com...Lawson said to have improved on his 4.48 forty time and VJ numbers and opined that the fast times posted by both he and his teammates were "honest" ("Utah State, we don't cheat; we play fair").......

Combine (DB36) - Arm: 31 1/2; Hand: 9; BP: 16; VJ: 33.0; BJ: 120. 3C: 7.12; 20S: 4.40....

15+ Bene Benwikere CB 196+ San Jose State Sr 5110 195 6th

Combine Forty: 4.63...Smooth...excels at high-pointing contested throws...a bit short...injury history...Not very fast and his game lacks physicality but his zone cover skills could carve out a niche on the right roster...

Pro Day - Forty: 4..67 & 4.68.......

Combine (DB05) - Arm: 30, Hand: 9 1/8; BP: 10; VJ: 40.5; BJ: 122; 3C: 6.94; 20S: 4.38.TBD......

15+ Carrington Byndom CB 196+ Texas Sr 6000 180 6th

Est. Forty: 4.55...Scrappy...athletic...fluid hips....good COD skills...but a bid slender and could add more muscle and bulk...Not at the combine....

Pro Day - Forty: 4.33....VJ: 36"; BJ; 9-11; 20S: 4.40; 3C: 7.09....Great straight-ahead speed but struggled to turn and go - Brandt.....

15+ Andre Hal CB 196+ Vanderbilt Sr 5110 188 6th-7th

Combine Forty: 4.50...Athletic, competive and competent, but is short with short arms and small hands and will not match up well with bigger receivers. Aggressive in man coverage...excels at turning back for ball at proper moment...may have matchup problems vs. bigger receivers...Limited functional strength....

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers...looked good in workouts; probably a 3rd day (4th to 7th round) draft pick....

Combine (DB27) - Arm: 30 1/2; Hand 8 5/8; BP: 15; VJ: 35.5; BJ: 119; 3C: 7.14; 20S: 4.27......

8 Bennett Jackson CB/S 102 Notre Dame Sr 6000 195 6th-7th

Combine Forty: 4.51...Tough run-support corner who could project to a safety...above average height and speed and adequate bulk for position...Durability concerns (shoulder and labrum)...vocal leader with strong work-habits...Tough/will play thru pain...Recrutied as WR...Solid FBI...adewuate route recognition and anticipation but will bite on fakes and double-moves...average closing burst and recovery speed but more comfortable in zone than in man coverage..above average ball skills and adequate playmaking instincts...natural hands and above average body control...adequate run defender but mus become better at breaking down in space...tight-hipped and a bit awkward on the turn & go...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.41 & 4.42; Short arms; pulled up lame (hammy) and didn't participate in position drills....

Combine DB30) -Arm: 31 3/8; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 13; VJ: 38.0; BJ: 128; 3C: 6.75; 20S: 4.00. Impressive in drills but there seemed to be something lacking...

15+ Dexter McDougle CB 196+ Maryland rSr 5100 196 7th

Est. Forty: 4.49...A bit short but with long arms...questionable durability (shoulder, collar bone)...Competitor with short memory...maturity and decision-making red flags...Better than average instincts, recognition, cover skills, ball skills and run support...Could be more aggressive at times but will take calculated risks to break early on ball...Tough for size but can get pushed around by larger receivers...plays high and takes too much time to transition out of backfield in off-man coverage...was developing into a ballhawk before injury but there are concerns about his ability to match up with bigger receivers in jump ball situations...Fearless vs. run...big hitter for size...plays with chip on his shoulder...

Pro Day - Chip on shoulder was "real" (he fractured it and this was his first workout since then)..Forty: 4.47 with the wind/4.59 against it...Skipped the bench press...VJ: 37"; BJ: 10-2"; ...also did the 20S and 3C but no numbers were published...also did positional work.....

Combine (DB39) - Arm: 30 5/8; Hand: 9 5/8; ...

15+ Jemea Thomas S/CB 196+ Georgia Tech rSr 5090 192 7th

Combine Forty: 4.55...Instinctive and aggressive impact player with good ball skills who lacks prototypical size for safety (but has to deal with the challenge of just so-so top-end speed)...Very strong...tough guy...good technician, but is stiff, short-armed and undersized. Box safety mentality inside a slot-corner body...

Pro Day - Forty: 4.58 & 4.52; 3C: 7.05; VJ: 36"; BJ" 10-2 20S: 4.25..."Had a very good workout"......

Combine (DB53) - Arm: 30 5/8; Hand: 10; BP: 19; VJ: 37.0; BJ: 125. ..

15+ Jabari Price CB 196+ North Carolina Sr 5110 200 7th

Combine Forty: 4.45 (Pre-combine est. Forty: 4.60) ...Athletic and physical but lacks ball-skills. Very good forty-time could have scouts diving to review game tapes...Pro Day - Forty: 4.443; ..

Combine (DB42) - Arm: 31 5/8; Hand: 9 1/8; BP: 16; 3C: 7.04; 20S: 4.30; 60S: 11.38.TBD...

15+ Marcus Williams CB 196+ No Dakota State rSr 5110 197 7th

Est. Forty: 4.60...Bump & run corner who stays glued to receivers...must improve footwork in off-man coverage...USA Today says he has enough speed to run with his man deep (but 4.60 estimated forty raises questions)...

Pro Day -Forty: 4.57 & 4.60; VJ: 35"; 20S: 4.31; 3C: 7.31. Also participated in position drills....

12 Phillip Gaines CB 146 Rice rSr 6000 193 2nd/3rd

Combine Forty: 4.38 (Pre-combine est. Forty: 4.60)...Elite speed to go with nice length...good ball skills..durability a concern...not very strong (more a strictly zone cover-guy) ...injury history...suspended for violation of team rules but is well-respected by coaches and teammates...

Pro Day - Stood on combine scores and, on a very windy day did post 11.24 for the 60S; Brandt says he surprised everyone with his speed and the quality of his overall workout; exceeding everyones' expectations about his speed, cover skills and backpedaling..."Everything teams want in a DB"/projects as mid-second to mid-third round pick - Brandt......

Combine (DB24) - Arm: 31 7/8; Hand: 9 5/8; BP: 11; VJ: 36.5; BJ: 122; 3C: 6.62; 20S: 4.04.TBD..

15+ The Dixons (Brandon & Brian) CB 196+ NW Missouri State Sr 5110 203 7th-FA

Twins (who both play corner and have similar impressive workout scores)....

Brandon's Combine Forty: 4.41...Big, athletic and physical (with elite top-end speed) but lacks instincts and consistency as a tackler...

Pro Day - Stood mostly on combine numbers but posted a VJ of 34-inches; and a BJ of 10-0. Brian's Forties were 4.41 & 4.43...He posted a 30-inch VJ; a 10-4 BJ; 20S: 4.56; and a 3C of 7.08. He had 14 BJ reps. Brandon projects as a 7th round pick; Brian more likely to be an UDFA.

Combine (DB19) - Arm: 32 1/2; Hand: 9; BP: 17; VJ: 32.5; BJ: 117; 3C: 7.15; 20S: 4.27...

11 Walt Aikens CB 129 Liberty xx 6010 205 xx

Pro Day Forty: 4.46...Smooth in coverage ("stays in receiver's back pocket" - USA Today)...small school?...needs to work on man-coverage technique ...

Pro Day - VJ: 35; BJ:118; 20S: 4.28; 3C: 7.09. Looked good in position drills, despite poor conditions in indoor venu...

Senior Bowl - Can play press or off-man...can flip hips/competes hard in one-on-one drills with enough speed to defend the 9-route......

15+ Lavelle Westbrooks CB 196+ Georgia Southern Sr 5110 186 7th-FA

Est. Forty: 4.63 (pre-combine est. was 4.90)....Looked faster than 4.90 during all star practices...Pro Day - Forty: 4.67; BP: 20; Says his main goal was to demonstrate that he was ready to compete and that he'd been working hard to improve his game.....

Combine (DB59) - Arm: 32 3/8; Hand: 9 3/4; BP: 15; VJ: 36.0; BJ: 121; 3C: 6.98; 20S: 4.27.

15+ Marqueston Huff CB/FS 196+ Wyoming xx 5111 196 xx

Combine Forty: 4.49 (Pre-combine est. Forty: 4.38)...Lean athletic build and elite athleticism and good top-end speed...versatile - plays a range of positions (CB, S, slot-corner)...very productive (tackling machine)... not afraid to stick his face in the fan...but is inconsistent technique-wise (needs to wrap up better)...

Pro Day - Forty - 4.47...Was happy about his workout performance (especially his footwork) and the opportunity to soak up as much knowledge as possible before the draft....

Combine (DB29) - Arm: 31 3/8; Hand: 9; BP: 15; VJ: 35.5; BJ: 118; 3C: 7.26; 20S: 4.19.

 
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