Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:Ekpre-Olomu is small, and I don't get the hype about Roby. Can someone explain it? I'm not seeing a dominant player. There are quite a few good names at CB though. I like both kids from VaTech, and the small school kid Desir. He's hard to find any tape on, but his numbers and measurables are off the charts.
Olomu is 5'10 190 and Roby is 5'11 192.
I dont understand peoples fascination with size. You can prefer a tall corner. You can prefer a short corner which 5'10 is not short for a corner btw. Theres nothing right or wrong with prefering a certain size and length because with it come certain attributes.
For example Sherman and Talib use their size to jam. Their long arms allow them to blanket WRs, cut off lanes, and deflect passes but it also means they get turned by shiftier WRs. TY Hilton shower this against Sherman week 5.
Roby and Olomu are exceptional athletes.
Their going to run around 4.3. Their vert/broad are going to be exceptional. You can just tell by the way they play theyre some of the best pound for pound athlete in the country.
But whats the buzz about?
They both have something no other college corner in the nation has....Elite change of direction.
They can trace any WR in the country and not skip a beat. They can cover in and out of cuts and while the WR may lose a step these guy will be right their covering the passing lane.
And their only going to get better as they memorize the routes and get used to whatever defense their in.
True shutdown corners are rare but this draft has tqo and at the very worst theyre really good cover corners.
They can both do this in off man and press man so they'll be scheme friendly.
If you want to give Reid the tools to run a turnover producing, wr smothering secondary a ahutdown corner is step one.
And if you think size is an issue because of run support you dont have to worry.
Theyre both rocked up and theyre ability to release off their man and move up in run support is like watching a human cannonball.
I agree wih you on v techs secondary. I also like Justin Gilbert and Aaron Colvin. Both would be great values in the 3rd and i think we need to hit CB twice. They robably wont though.
[ Edited by eonblue on Oct 15, 2013 at 6:17 PM ]