Originally posted by NinersPlusOne:
Fill in the blank... The very earliest i would draft the honey badger at is _____ ... Just curious on what other ppl's thoughts of him are and his potential value... I see him as a potential shutdown nickel back and return specialist... But how valuable is a nickelback if he's only on the field for 3rd downs... Does his aggression make up for his lack of height ?
Not sure you can ever have a real shut-down nickel corner, but he does seem to have the toughness and the short-are quickness to cover most slot NFL WRs. Plus, teams these days probably run just as much nickel as they do their base defense, so nickel DBs are almost like starters. If the honey badger impresses at the combine and shows he can be a mature, reliable adult, he could get drafted in the 3rd/4th round. I'd consider taking him the late 4th.