Marshon Lattimore**, CB, Ohio State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 193. Arm: 31. 40 Time: 4.36. Projected Round (2017): Top-16 Pick. 3/25/17: Lattimore is very good in coverage with size and speed, and he has the skill set of a No. 1 cover corner in the NFL. During the fall, multiple teams told WalterFootball.com that Lattimore could be a top-16 pick and he was receiving high first-round grades. Some team sources have him as the second-rated corner behind Marlon Humphrey, while other teams rate Lattimore as the top-rated corner. Heading into April, Lattimore is the favorite to be the first cornerback selected.
There is a lot to like with Lattimore as he has excellent size and speed. He is a man-cover corner to run with wideouts and prevent separation. Lattimore has the speed to run with fast receivers and the size to battle big wideouts. He is capable of playing press-man, zone, or man coverage. Lattimore has very good ball skills and an impressive ability to recover. If Lattimore can stay healthy, he has No. 1 corner potential for the NFL.
Lattimore totaled 41 tackles with nine passes broken up and four interceptions in 2016. He had a big game against Tulsa with two interceptions. Lattimore did have injury issues in college, and sources say that the Ohio State staff was constantly nervous about Lattimore getting re-injured. Durability could be an issue in the NFL, which is the biggest negative toward his draft grade.
9/3/16: Scouting sources have raved about how Lattimore has looked in fall camp for the 2016 season. Lattimore has good size to go with athletic ability. As a backup in 2015 during his redshirt freshman season, Lattimore had three passes broken up and five tackles. Teams believe he's in store for some big seasons now that he's a starter.
Marlon Humphrey**, CB, Alabama
Height: 6-0. Weight: 197. Arm: 32.75. 40 Time: 4.41. Projected Round (2017): Top-20 Pick. 3/25/17: Humphrey has a superb skill set with the size to match up against big wideouts and enough speed to run with speed receivers. He has quick feet, physicality, length, and is agile to run the route with wideouts. Humphrey is well-developed and should be quality starter quickly in his NFL career. Some teams have Humphrey as their top-rated cornerback.
In 2016, Humphrey totaled 33 tackles with two tackles for a loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups. He had an excellent season opener against USC as he shut down wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, holding him to one catch for nine yards. Humphrey also had an interception returned 18 yards for a touchdown and a tackle for a loss.
Humphrey is a well-rounded prospect who does everything well. Sources feel that Humphrey's only real flaw is that he had issues playing the ball in 2016. He is very good at preventing separation as he can vertically stay with speed wideouts and run the routes with receivers, but some opponents made catches over him. Against Arkansas, Humphrey gave up a few receptions, including a touchdown. He also had a rough game against Ole Miss as he gave up a few completions downfield, including a score. On those plays, Humphrey was close to the receivers and not allowing separation, but they were making receptions over him and he wasn't doing a good job of playing the ball. That is the one issue that Humphrey needs to fix for the NFL.
9/3/16: In speaking to sources at multiple teams, they really like Humphrey and already view him as a high first-round talent. Teams feel he has a great skill set with size, speed and athleticism. After redshirting in 2014, Humphrey had an excellent debut to help Alabama win the National Championship. He earned a starting job across from Cyrus Jones and Humphrey was the Crimson Tide's top corner. In 2015, Humphrey totaled 45 tackles with three interceptions and eight passes broken up. He could take his game to another level in 2016.
Gareon Conley*, CB, Ohio State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 195. Arm: 33. 40 Time: 4.44. Projected Round (2017): 1. 3/25/17: Conley recorded 26 tackles with eight passes broken up and four interceptions in 2016. He played well, and teams think he is a solid corner who could be a first-round pick. They like his size, quickness and versatility. Conley is a well-rounded prospect who does everything well. A general manager of a playoff team said they thought Conley would be a top-20 pick.
9/3/16: After some early issues, Conley had a solid 2015 season for the Buckeyes and improved as the year progressed. He totaled 49 tackles with two interceptions and five passes broken up for the year. Conley has a good skill set, and it wouldn't be surprising if he took his game to another level in 2016. Sources said that Conley looked good to them while scouting training camp practices.
Adoree' Jackson*, CB, USC
Height: 5-10. Weight: 186. Arm: 31.75. 40 Time: 4.42. Projected Round (2017): 1-2. 3/25/17: Jackson put together an electric 2016 season for USC with 55 tackles with 11 passes broken up and five interceptions. He also returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns in 2016 along with a touchdown reception on offense. Jackson has given the NFL proof that he is a serious cover-corner prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft. He does have problems with defending receptions over him and gave up a few touchdowns on those kinds of plays.
In the 2016 season opener, Jackson had an awesome game against Alabama as he shut down star wide receiver Calvin Ridley. He held Ridley to only two receptions for nine yards on the night.
9/3/16: Jackson played on offense and defense in 2015. He had 35 tackles with eight passes broken up and one interception at corner. As a wide receiver, Jackson had 27 receptions for 414 yards and two touchdowns. The sophomore also returned punts and kicks.
Jackson became a starter in 2014 and was a sensation who also contributed as a wide receiver and returner/coverage defender on special teams. Defensively, the freshman had 49 tackles with 10 passes deflected. He also caught 10 receptions for 138 yards with three touchdowns on offense. On special teams, Jackson returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged 30 yards per kick return. For the NFL, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder looks more like a cornerback.
Kevin King, CB, Washington
Height: 6-3. Weight: 200. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.43. Projected Round (2017): 1-2. 3/25/17: King was part of a good tandem of Huskies cornerbacks with Sidney Jones. In 2016, King recorded 44 tackles with 13 passes broken up and two interceptions. The senior has the length and size to match up against big wideouts. He also had quality production as a junior with 39 tackles, five passes broken up and three interceptions. King notched 65 tackles as a sophomore. Sources from multiple teams thought that King made himself a potential late first-round pick after his tremendous combine performance. He was very fast and worked out well in the field.
Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU
Height: 5-11. Weight: 191. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 8.75. 40 Time: 4.47. Projected Round (2017): 1-2. 3/25/17: In 2016, White played well and produced some big plays. He recorded 35 tackles with 14 passes broken up and two interceptions on the season. White is a good cover corner to run with receivers and prevent separation. He also is a dangerous returner for the NFL, so he packs a lot of bang for his buck. White, however, does struggle with big receivers. Sources have said his range is from the middle of Round 1 to early in Round 2. White had a good combine performance, too.
9/3/16: White totaled 44 tackles with seven passes broken up in 2015. He also returned nine punts for a total of 171 yards and one touchdown on 14 attempts. White struggled to defend against big receivers like Mississippi State's De'Runnya Wilson and Ole Miss' Laquon Treadwell. Each one had success at shielding White away for receptions, including touchdowns. He is better at defending speed receivers and route-runners where he can use his quickness and athletic ability to prevent separation. White reportedly received a second-round estimation from the NFL Advisory Board before deciding to return for his senior year.
White has played well in his first two seasons with two picks in each year and solid run support. He recorded 55 tackles as a freshman and 33 stops as a sophomore. White also has shown steady ball skills while batting away seven passes in 2013 and six as a sophomore.
Jalen Tabor*, CB, Florida
Height: 6-0. Weight: 199. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 4.62. Projected Round (2017): 1-3. 3/25/17: In 2016, Tabor notched 33 tackles with four interceptions and six passes broken up. He has good ball skills and superb instincts to make some big plays, but he also is a gambler who can struggle with deep speed. For the NFL, his best role could come as an outside corner who also can serve as a big nickelback.
Tabor was suspended for the 2016 season opener over getting in a fight with a teammate. It wasn't his first suspension, and off-the-field concerns could hurt Tabor's draft stock. Sources said Tabor that didn't do well in the interviews when talking about his off-the-field issues, but he came alive when talking about football. They say in terms of football he is a bright kid and loves the game. He ran a slow 40 time in Indianapolis, and that serves to validate the concerns about him struggling with deep speed.
9/3/16: Tabor had 40 tackles, 14 passes broken up and four interceptions - two of them being pick-sixes - in 2015. He was a tremendous cover corner on the other side from Vernon Hargreaves. Tabor did hurt his draft stock with a one-game suspension though and followed that up with a suspension to open the 2016 season. The 6-foot, 191-pounder had an excellent freshman season in 2014 and stood out as a dynamic partner for Vernon Hargreaves III. Tabor totaled 31 tackles with an interception and eight passes broken up that year.
There is a lot to like about Tabor for NFL. He is very good at running the route and preventing separation from wide receivers in the short to intermediate part of the field. Tabor has quick feet, length, and is put together well. He uses his quickness and athleticism to stay with wideouts in and out of their breaks. That puts him in good position to drive on the ball, and he breaks on the ball extremely hard. That leads to him knocking away and picking off passes. Tabor also has good hands and times his contact well to cause incompletions rather than draw penalties. He is comfortable when the ball comes his direction, so you don't see him getting caught out of position very much.
Tabor needs to improve his run defense and show a more willing attitude to take on running backs.
Quincy Wilson*, CB, Florida
Height: 6-1. Weight: 211. Arm: 32.25. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2017): 2-3. 3/25/17: Multiple team sources say they graded Wilson as a second-rounder. Wilson played really well in 2016, impressing for Florida with 33 tackles with six passes broken up and three interceptions. He has an excellent skill set with upside. Wilson has speed and athleticism to run with receivers while also having the size and length to match up against big wideouts. Wilson can have issues, however, with deep speed.
Wilson is a longer press-man corner with ball skills for the NFL, but scouting sources say that there are aspects that Wilson needs to improve. He grabs at receivers a lot and could get called for pass interference penalties in the NFL. They also say that he lacks instincts and has some limitations in scheme. Wilson's best fit would be as a longer press-man corner. Thus, he will need some development.
9/3/16: In 2015, Wilson was Florida's nickel corner and recorded five breakups with two interceptions and 29 tackles there. With Vernon Hargreaves III moving on to the NFL, Wilson is expected to take a starting spot opposite Jalen Tabor. Wilson could be more of a nickel prospect for the NFL.
Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
Height: 6-0. Weight: 206. Arm: 31.38. Projected 40 Time: 4.35. Projected Round (2016): 2-3. 3/25/17: Moreau was one of the stars of the East-West Shrine week as he impressed teams with his size, physicality, and coverage skills. Moreau is a tough corner who is capable of running the route to prevent separation. On the season, the senior totaled 31 tackles with two interceptions and 10 passes broken up. Moreau could go on the second day of the 2017 NFL Draft after his strong showing in St. Petersburg. He followed that up with an impressive combine and ran very fast times in Indianapolis.
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
Height: 6-3. Weight: 198. Arm: 33. 40 Time: 4.45. Projected Round (2017): 2-3. 3/25/17: Some team sources really like Witherspoon and have given him second-day grades. Teams like his size and length, but also say that he has speed to run, plus impressed in covering Washington speedster John Ross during 2016. On the year, Witherspoon notched a staggering 22 passes broken up. He also chipped in one interception with 23 tackles. As a junior, Witherspoon had 36 tackles with three breakups and two interceptions. Some team sources expressed concern about Witherspoon with coach-ability and football character, but overall, teams like him off the field and like his intelligence.
Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 32.25. 40 Time: 4.40. Projected Round (2017): 2-3. 3/25/17: Tankersley had 47 tackles, four interceptions and 10 passes broken up on the season. He played well in 2016, and teams generally targeted the other Clemson defensive backs. Across the league, Tankersley is a bit of a love/hate prospect.
9/3/16: In 2015, Tankersley was part of a tough cornerback duo for Clemson with Mackensie Alexander. Tankersley showed impressive ball skills with five interceptions and nine passes broken up on the year. He also had 48 tackles. While Tankersley played well, teams did throw at him more than Alexander. Tankersley has the size and coverage skills to be a starting corner on the outside in the NFL. Scouting sources say they view Tankersley as a first-round talent.
Sidney Jones*, CB, Washington
Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Arm: 31.5. 40 Time: 4.47. Projected Round (2017): 2-4. 3/25/17: Tragedy struck Jones as he tore his Achilles while working out at his pro day. Jones has since undergone surgery and will probably drop to the second day of the 2017 raft after being a sure-fire first-rounder just weeks ago.
In 2016, Jones recorded 39 tackles with six passes broken up, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He played really very well for Washington with sound coverage all year. Jones is an excellent cover corner to run with receivers and prevent separation. He has good speed, feet and agility, plus is a gritty player who really challenges receivers. In speaking with team sources, one team liked him and Marlon Humphrey as the best corners in the 2017 NFL Draft prior to the Achilles injury. Another source said they had Jones a distant third behind Humphrey and Marshon Lattimore before the injury.
9/3/16: Jones had an excellent season in 2015 as he was one of the top cornerbacks in the nation. For the season, he had 10 passes broken up, four interceptions, 45 tackles and three forced fumbles. Jones also showed coverage skills as a freshman with five pass breakups and two picks. He could climb up draft boards with another strong season.
Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
Height: 5-10. Weight: 188. Arm: 31. Hand: 8.75. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2016): 2-4. 3/25/17: After an incident with his girlfriend, Lewis faces a charge of one count of misdemeanor violence. That could be a serious weight on his draft stock.
Lewis missed a couple of games with an injury in 2016, but was excellent after returning to the field. He had 25 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two interceptions for his year. Sources really like Lewis as a slot corner, but his lack of size hurts his draft grade. He had a solid week at the Senior Bowl.
9/3/16: I would have Lewis rated higher, but very few players are able to make it in the NFL weighing as little as Lewis does. He must stronger to take on pro receivers. In 2015, Lewis was a good corner for the Wolverines with a ridiculous 20 passes broken up, two interceptions and 52 tackles. He also averaged 25.2 yards per kick return. As a sophomore, Lewis recorded 39 tackles with two interceptions and six passes broken up.
Desmond King, CB, Iowa
Height: 5-10. Weight: 206. Arm: 29.88. Hand: 9.63. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2017): 2-4. 3/25/17: In 2016, King had 58 tackles with seven passes broken up, three interceptions and one forced fumble, plus some good kick and punt returns. He was sound in coverage, plus teams generally avoided throwing his direction.
King had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, but many believe he should move to safety in the NFL because of a lack of speed. He is an instinctive corner with good ball skills, but running with speed receivers will likely be a weakness for him in the NFL. Thus, some might shift him to free safety.
9/3/16: King was one of the breakout players in 2015 as he displayed tremendous ball skills with eight interceptions and 13 passes broken up. He also had 72 tackles to go along with good returns on kicks and punts. King totaled 64 tackles with five breakups and three interceptions in 2014. As a freshman, he had 69 tackles with eight passes batted. King could have been an early round pick if he had declared for the 2016 NFL Draft.
If King is smaller than his listed size, as is often the case, it could relegate him to the role of a slot cornerback in the NFL. He could be a good fit for that role though.
Howard Wilson*, CB, Houston
Height: 6-1. Weight: 184. Arm: 31.38. 40 Time: 4.57. Projected Round (2017): 2-4. 3/25/17: Wilson was a surprise early entry in the 2017 NFL Draft as he was not expected to skip his final two seasons of college football. The NFL Draft Advisory recommended that Wilson go back to school, too. Wilson probably will be a mid-round pick, but he has a good skill set. In 2016, Wilson had 54 tackles with 10 passes broken up and five interceptions. He could be a sleeper corner who ends up being a nice value pick.
Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Arm: 29.25. Hand: 8.25. 40 Time: 4.52. Projected Round (2017): 3-4. 3/25/17: Sutton notched just eight tackles with two for a loss and an interception in 2016, but he only played in three games. His pick, against Appalachian State, was a huge play to help Tennessee avoid an upset. Sutton also muffed a punt in that game. In the third game of the year, Sutton broke a bone in his ankle and didn't play again in 2016.
9/3/16: Sutton is a very physical defender who plays with a chip on his shoulder. He was solid for Tennessee in 2015, and teams generally seemed to avoid throwing his direction. Sutton totaled 28 tackles, one interception and six passes broken up on the year. The junior also returned punts with an average of 18.9 yards per return with two touchdowns.
Sutton was excellent for the Volunteers in 2014, recording 37 tackles with three interceptions, 13 passes broken up and four tackles for a loss. In 2013, he was one of many superb freshman cornerbacks in college football. He quietly played really well for Tennessee, recording 39 tackles, seven passes broken up and two interceptions. Sutton has good size and speed for the position.
Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
Height: 6-0. Weight: 199. Arm: 31.33. Hand: 9.63. 40 Time: 4.43. Projected Round (2017): 3-4. 3/25/17: Langley put together a big senior season for Lamar with 43 tackles, seven passes broken up and six interceptions. He also returned two punts for touchdowns. As a junior, Langley had 21 tackles with 11 passes broken up and one interception.
Langley has good height and length to him. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl and was impressive there. He showed good skills to run with receivers and prevent separation. Langley ran well at the combine to further improve his stock.
Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 204. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.25. 40 Time: 4.59. Projected Round (2017): 3-5. 3/25/17: Douglas is a junior college product who didn't play much as a junior. However, he made the most of his senior year as he tied as the nation's leader with eight interceptions. He also recorded 70 tackles and eight passes broken up.
Sources say that Douglas has good size to him for the NFL, and they see him being a big press-man corner with ball skills. He also has early round potential, but sources say that since Douglas is a 1-year wonder, there is some risk to him. Douglas had some highlights and lowlights at the Senior Bowl. He is a very scheme-specific kind of player, and that could cause him to slide in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Shaquil Griffin, CB, Central Florida
Height: 6-0. Weight: 194. Arm: 32.38. 40 Time: 4.38. Projected Round (2017): 4-6. 3/25/17: There wasn't much of a buzz about Griffin heading into the combine, but Griffin used the big stage to show off an impressive skill set. The 6-foot, 194-pounder has good size, but surprised by illustrating special speed with a 4.38-second time in the 40-yard dash. Griffin also has good length and moved well in the field drills. His impressive combine could cause teams to take a second look at him and reevaluate where they would take him.
Sources say that Griffin didn't play up to his combine speed in college as he was beaten deep and his instincts were off. Thus, they had given him late-round grades. However, his stock is rising after his great combine and the press-man defenses especially could be interested in him. Griffin had impressive production in 2016 with 50 tackles with 15 passes broken up and four interceptions. That was similar to his junior year totals (50-13-2).
Dwayne Thomas, CB, LSU
Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2017): 4-6. 3/25/17: In 2016, Thomas recorded 42 tackles with seven passes broken up and one interception. He put together a really good game against Alabama with passes broken up and clutch tackles. Thomas is a sleeper corner who could be a nice value pick.
9/3/16: In 2015, Thomas showed some versatility as he lined up in the slot and outside, totaling 34 tackles with six passes broken up. He was coming off a season-ending knee injury in 2014, so he could be better now that he is a year removed from the injury.
Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 185. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 8.13. 40 Time: 4.47. Projected Round (2017): 4-6. 3/25/17: Robinson had a strong 2016 season to earn himself an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He had a quality week in Mobile and held his own. On the year, Robinson totaled 42 tackles with five interceptions and eight passes broken up. As a junior, he had 30 tackles with seven breakups and two interceptions. Robinson has good length.
Corn Elder, CB, Miami
Height: 5-10. Weight: 180. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 8.63. 40 Time: 4.55. Projected Round (2017): 4-6. 3/25/17: Elder was a leader on the Miami defense and put together a solid senior season. He is undersized for the NFL and would best as a nickel corner to defend slot receivers. In 2016, Elder recorded 76 tackles with 12 passes broken up and one interception. He had 11 breakups and two interceptions as a junior. Elder participated in the Senior Bowl, turning in a decent week.
Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
Height: 6-0. Weight: 205. Arm: 30.63. 40 Time: 4.43. Projected Round (2017): 4-6. 3/25/17: On the year, Awuzie notched 65 tackles with 12 passes broken up, one interception and four sacks. He played well at times for the Buffaloes, but was exposed late in the season. Awuzie earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he didn't really impress.
9/3/16: Awuzie was a superb defender for Colorado last year, but went largely unnoticed playing for the Buffaloes. He had 84 tackles with 12 for a loss, four sacks, seven passes broken up and two interceptions on the year.
Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
Height: 5-10. Weight: 200. Arm: 31.63. 40 Time: 4.28. Projected Round (2017): 5-7. 3/25/17: In 2016, Myrick recorded 41 tackles with 11 passes broken up and one interception. He went on to have a decent week at the East-West Shrine and ran a tremendous 40 time at the combine.
9/3/16: Myrick had a strong 2015 season as the third cornerback for the Gophers, recording 27 tackles with three passes broken up and three interceptions. With Eric Murray in the NFL, Myrick should draw a lot of matchups with the opposition's No. 1 receiver.
Nate Hairston, CB, Temple
Height: 6-0. Weight: 196. Arm: 31. 40 Time: 4.52. Projected Round (2017): 5-7. 3/25/17: Hairston has some fans in the scouting community and could rise before the 2017 NFL Draft. The senior totaled 27 tackles with three pass breakups and two interceptions in 2016. Hairston has good height to him and ran pretty well at the combine. He is a work in progress as he started out his career at wide receiver before moving to corner as a junior.
Marquez White, CB, Florida State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 184. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.88. 40 Time: 4.59. Projected Round (2017): 5-7. 3/25/17: White was part of a Florida State secondary that had some problems in pass coverage throughout the 2016 season. On the year, the senior recorded 25 tackles with four passes batted and two interceptions. As a junior, he had 23 tackles, two passes broken up and one interception.
White is a tall corner with length, but he could use more strength to take on NFL receivers. White had a decent week at the Senior Bowl, but ran slowly at the combine.
Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 183. Arm: 29.88. Hand: 8.25. 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2017): 5-7. 3/25/17: In 2016, Kazee recorded 65 tackles with eight passes broken up and seven interceptions. He didn't impress at the Senior Bowl.
9/3/16: Kazee was the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year last season with eight interceptions, 75 tackles, and seven passes broken up. He had 58 tackles, 13 breakups, and an interception as a sophomore. Kazee almost entered the 2016 NFL Draft, but the fourth-round grade from the NFL Advisory Board probably was a big reason why he wisely decided to return for his senior year.
Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-2. Weight: 191. Projected 40 Time: 4.52. Projected Round (2017): 6-FA. 3/25/17: Facyson totaled 48 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two forced fumbles in 2016. Sources say Facyson has received late-round grades.
9/3/16: Facyson was a gritty defender for the Hokies lsat year, but didn't produce as much as expected. In 2015, he had 31 tackles with 10 passes broken up. Facyson only played in three games in 2014 after struggling with a lingering knee injury suffered in spring practice. He was an impact-making player for the Hokies in 2013. As a freshman, Facyson recorded 27 tackles with five interceptions and eight passes broken up.
Sojourn Shelton, CB, Wisconsin
Height: 5-9. Weight: 178. Arm: 31. 40 Time: 4.51. Projected Round (2017): 7-FA. 3/25/17: In 2016, Shelton had 30 tackles with 12 passes broken up and four interceptions. Sources say they really like Shelton's cover skills, and he was impressive against Corey Davis in his bowl game, but size is a big problem for Shelton translating to the NFL.
9/3/16: Shelton totaled 29 tackles, one interception and seven passes broken up in 2015. He flashed as a freshman with four interceptions, a forced fumble and 36 tackles. In 2014, Shelton made zero interceptions with six breakups and 33 tackles. For the NFL, the senior is an undersized slot corner.
Des Lawrence, CB, North Carolina
Height: 6-1. Weight: 185. Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Projected Round (2017): 7-FA. 3/25/17: Lawrence had 37 tackles with 10 passes broken up and one sack in 2016. He has some size and length to him, but would be best for a zone scheme in the NFL.
9/3/16: Lawrence had an impressive 2015 season for the Tar Heels as he broke up 14 passes, two interceptions and 59 tackles. He showed real improvement over his sophomore season when he had 71 tackles, three breakups and one interception.
Tony Bridges, CB, Ole Miss
Height: 6-0. Weight: 185. Projected 40 Time: 4.56. Projected Round (2017): FA. 3/25/17: Bridges was picked on and abused by Florida State in the 2016 season opener. That set the tone for the year as he totaled 23 tackles and four passes broken up. Bridges didn't impress at the East-West Shrine either.
9/3/16: Bridges is a junior college product who had a solid debut for the Rebels in his debut season in 2015. He totaled 36 tackles with nine passes broken up and three interceptions. Bridges has some coverage skills, but he could use more weight for the NFL.
My approach is what is I believe will happen.I look at production and combine & pro day workouts and also what I have heard through off field issues & medical issues and what is happening for the NFL teams rosters. Yes I have trades because I believe this could happen on Draft Day