2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Analysis: Defensive Backs



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This is the 2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap for the defensive backs. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2014 NFL Combine: Weigh-In Recap - Defensive Backs
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  • One of the most surprising weighs-in came from Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, a contender to be the first safety selected and a potential top-20 pick. The 5-foot-11, 207-pounder was three inches shorter than his listed height of 6-2. His weight was accurate. Pryor's arm length (31 3/8) was also on the short side. Pryor's weigh-in was disappointing.

  • Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix (6-1, 208) hit his exact measurements from the Crimson Tide. His arm length was solid (32 3/8) as well. Clinton-Dix is a good athlete and should do well at the Combine.

  • Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert checked in at 6-foot, 200 pounds. He is the top-rated corner, and it was good that he checked in as tall as he was billed. Gilbert also had the second longest arms of any defensive back at 33 1/8 inches. That is some serious length. He was five pounds heavier, but that shouldn't hurt him in the 40.

  • Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 191) had a solid weigh-in in terms of height and weight. He was as tall as advertised and a few pounds heavier. Dennard did have short arms at 30 1/4 inches, and the less-than-ideal length is one trait that Gilbert has over Dennard in the battle to be the first cornerback selected.



  • Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley (6-2, 234) was his exact measurements from college. It was good that Mosley didn't check in any smaller than expectations.

  • Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller (6-0, 190) displayed some good size and largely met his listed numbers. He was the exact height and three pounds lighter. Fuller was banged up late in the season, but was playing like a first-rounder as a senior before getting injured. There are some questions about his speed, so a good 40 time would be huge for him.

  • Florida cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson came in at opposite ends of the spectrum. Even though Purifoy (6-1, 189) was listed bigger than Roberson (6-0, 184), sources told WalterFootball.com that the opposite was true. That turned out to be a reality as their actual measurements had Purifoy at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds while Roberson was 6-foot, 191 pounds. Roberson did have shorter arms (31) than Purifoy (32 3/4). Both players need a big Combine for their respective draft stocks.

  • Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby (5-11, 194) was his exact height and a few pounds heavier than his listed weight. Roby has shorter arms (31 1/2) than most. He had a rough junior season and some off-the-field concerns. Roby needs to perform well and interview well at the Combine.



  • Some feel that TCU cornerback Jason Verrett is a first-rounder, but sources have told WalterFootball.com they couldn't take Verrett before the third round because he's very undersized. That was verified on Sunday as Verrett checked in at 5-foot-9, 189-pounds. His arms were short as well. That was an inch shorter than his listed weight, but 13 pounds heavier. There will be a lot of split opinions on Verrett.

  • Clemson cornerback Bashaud Breeland (5-11, 197) had some differences in his numbers. Breeland was an inch shorter and 12 pounds heavier than his listed numbers. He is a sleeper corner who could rise.

  • There were a number of cornerbacks who checked in at least one inch shorter than they were billed: Victor Hampton (5-9,197), E.J. Gaines (5-10,190), Andre Hal (5-10, 188) and Terrance Mitchell (5-11, 192). The reality of these defensive backs being smaller is disappointing.



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