Originally Posted by Dayton_Cowboy
I would guess that Dallas wouldn't go with two cornerbacks in round one, though stranger things have happened. So perhaps I should have specified a bit on what grounds I was thinking. Are there any "hidden gems" that are projected in the middle rounds that are more suited for man coverage? The list that I've seen above are indeed great candidates for one of the first round or second round picks. I would have loved to have seen Malcolm Jenkins come out(even if he'd have been long gone at 22) but that might perhaps be the Buckeye homer speaking. If nothing else the corners out of OSU have been serviceable at the least.
There are a few guys:
Jack Ikegwuonu Height: 6-1 | Weight: 193 | 40-Time: 4.50:
Ikegwuonu has good size (6 feet 1, 202 pounds) and has been timed by school officials in the 4.4s for the 40-yard dash. League talent evaluators do not yet have an accurate time on him and two scouts reached Monday evening acknowledged they are curious to see just how fast he runs in pre-draft workouts.
The Madison, Wis., native, scouts said, possesses solid cover instincts. The two scouts noted that Ikegwuonu seemed to raise the level of his game against the conference's top receivers.
How teams project him in the draft could be affected by the belief in some quarters that cornerback will not be a deep position in the 2008 lottery.
Because he has not been officially cleared for the draft, league scouts are precluded from discussing Ikegwuonu with the media.
In 39 appearances, 29 as a starter, Ikegwuonu totaled 91 tackles, 5½ tackles for losses, six interceptions, 35 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one recovery. Ikegwuonu had 16 pass breakups in 2007.
Patrick Lee Height: 6-0 | Weight: 201 | 40-Time: 4.45:
A great natural athlete...Very good size and bulk...Excellent timed speed...Tough and strong...Plays a physical brand of football...Terrific special teamer...Good ball skills...Has fluid hips to turn and run vertically...Hasn't maxed out his potential yet.
Limited starting experience...Hands are questionable...Has not played a ton of off coverage...A little inconsistent...Wasn't overly productive...May have some trouble mastering the complexities of a pro defense early on...Has minor durability issues.
Didn't start until his senior year but made the most of the opportunity...Dealt with a nagging knee injury as a junior...A fast rising prospect with all the physical tools that you look for...Will also be an extremely valuable asset on special teams...May emerge as one of the top seniors available at his position...An intriguing prospect.
Charles Godfrey Height: 6-1 | Weight: 208 | 40-Time: 4.40
Has excellent size with a solid frame and long arms...Outstanding timed speed...A fantastic athlete...Real quick with a burst to close...Very good ball skills...Is strong and tough...Physical and aggressive...A reliable tackler...Will deliver the big hit...Is versatile with experience at two positions...Still improving and has a huge upside.
Extremely raw and still learning the position...Has to work on his technique when it comes to footwork and positioning...Marginal instincts and awareness...Doesn't play as fast as he times...Inconsistent and gives up too many big plays...He relies too heavily on his natural talent...Risky and might be a bit of a "Workout Warrior".
Older brother El Roberson played quarterback at Kansas State...He played safety early in his college career and only moved to corner in '06...Finally started to fulfill his potential as a senior...Will test through the roof and it'll be easy to fall in love with his measurables but he is still somewhat of a developmental guy...He'll likely be chosen relatively early based more on potential than actual college production
Brandon Flowers Height: 5-10 | Weight: 200 | 40-Time: 4.50
In the past two seasons, Flowers has amassed 137 tackles, 15.5 for loss, eight interceptions and 27 passes broken up.