Deshazor Everett Damages Draft Stock

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    This is the time of year that coaches and front office staff fear the most as players are free of team activities. That fear is felt in the college ranks just as much as the NFL, and Texas A&M had the concern justified with the arrest of starting cornerback Deshazor Everett. broke the story that Everett and teammate Floyd Raven Sr. were charged with assault and criminal mischief from a fight in April. The altercation started at a bar and ended at Everett's apartment complex. Everett and Raven have been suspended by the Aggies' coaching staff.

    A year ago, superstar quarterback Johnny Manziel was reportedly suspended by Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. Manziel's suspension was lifted he threatened to transfer, and the redshirt freshman went on to have a prolific season while winning the Heisman Trophy. Everett's suspension could cause him to miss some games, but he is a key player on an Aggie team that has lofty ambitions for an SEC Championship and more. It would be surprising if Everett's suspension extended into the middle of the season or went the entire 2013 season.

    Everett could have been one of the top corners in the SEC this fall and still could be if Texas A&M reinstates him. The 6-foot, 185-pounder has a lot of ability and seemed to be just scratching the surface of his talent. The first-year starter was impressive in 2012, and he should be better now that he has a year of experience going against elite competition.

    Everett totaled 56 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions last season. He had a big game against the Crimson Tide to help the Aggies pull off a road win. Everett had five tackles a pass broken up and a late-fourth-quarter interception to help seal Texas A&M's 5-point victory over the eventual National Champions.

    The 6-foot, 185-pound Everett has a nice mix of size and speed. If he comes back to the field, he should take on a number of good receivers and will have a lot of eyes on him when he plays against Alabama and LSU. Both teams have talented wide outs. If Everett can shut down those opponents and stay consistent versus the rest of the Aggies schedule, he could easily grade out as an early-round pick for his on-field play. Everett now has damaged his draft stock significantly with the arrest. Even if he only is suspended a few games, this incident will hurt him when he enters the NFL and could cause him to fall multiple rounds in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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