Originally posted by jta854:
How could you leave off Mark Ingram?... Just kidding.
But, if Mark Herzlich can return to pre-illness form, would he have made your list. I have only watched a couple of games that he played in, but he really stuck out in both of those games.
Yes, he would've been in the list as either #4 or 5.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Hey OTC, how does Prince Amukamara match up against the past few top CB's coming out?
Prince would've been in the top 5 CB's in my mind had he come out last year. He's one of the best press corners in my eyes. What I saw in Amukamara was a very physical, but also very disciplined player with great awareness. He's a year away from any sort of combine, but my guess is he's not going to run a blazing 40. I'll continue the report on Prince by answering the following poster's question. . .
Originally posted by kronik:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by kronik:
Thanks for officially kicking off 2011 prospect watching. Quick question about the speed in this upcoming CB prospects. This draft is loaded in CB, most have good size. What I'm wondering is their speed. That's still something we need, to cover players like Desean Jackson and Roddy White.
This past draft had no CB's running sub 4.4 at the NFL combine. Don't think that has happened in a long time. Can you list your top CB's with a guestimate on their speed and size?
Keep in mind that these rankings can and probably will change slightly over the course of the season.
1. Prince Amukamura, Nebraska, 6-0 200 should clock around 4.50 flat.
2. Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-0 211 * could clock in the low 4.4s
3. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia 6-1 200 should clock in the low 4.5s
40-times are often unpredictable, but one guy who could crack the 4.3s is Rashad Carmichael from Virginia Tech. Thing is, he's a smallish corner at probably only about 5-9 or 5-10 and around a 180 lb. frame.
Yea, they have good size. They will be great against the Brandon Marshall big type WR's. But might get burned by the Desean Jackson's of the league.
What I'm curious about is what has happened to fast CB's? They used to always dominate the 40 dash at the combines. Now, we've just had a class where no CB could beat 253 lb tight end Vernon Davis's time. And it seems the top CB prospects next year don't have elite speed either it seems. I know it's early, we'll see.
Receivers like Jackson need to be effectively jammed at the line. Randy Moss is a bigger player, but he has that same kind of speed and you saw that he struggled against strong press cover corners. If I had to compare Amukamura to a player in the league right now, he's a Darrell Revis type. That's if he can realize his full potential. Revis was only expected to run in the 4.5's as well, so like Revis, Amukamura might light up the track too and get picked even earlier in the 1st.