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Monday, February 24, 2014

Who to Watch at the Combine: DB

If you are watching the combine Tuesday, here is a list of defensive backs I'm going to be focusing on. I'll also list what drills or measurements I'm looking forward to seeing.

DB03 Dion Bailey, S, USC
Watching: Can he translate to safety? (Played linebacker role at USC) / Athletic and position drills

DB08 Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson*
Watching: Actual height: 6-0? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills (turn and run drill)

DB10 Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
Watching: 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills (moved well for size on tape)

DB12 Ha'Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama*
Watching: Top safety / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills

DB16 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Watching: Top-two cornerback / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills

DB17 Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
Watching: Everything (A lot of discussion about him during the season)

DB22 Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Watching: Actual height: 6-0? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash/ Athletic and position drills (Turn and run drill)

DB25 Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Watching: Actual height: 6-1? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills

DB32 Stan Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
Watching: Actual height: 6-2? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills (turn and run)

DB34 Lamarcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida State
Watching: Size? / Athletic and position drills

DB40 Keith McGill, CB, Utah
Watching: Actual height: 6-3? /Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills (turn and run drill)

DB41 Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon*
Watching: Actual height: 6-1? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills

DB43 Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville*
Watching: 40-yard dash (What is his true range?) / Athletic and position drills

DB44 Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida*
Watching: Actual height: 6-1? / Arm length? / 40-yard dash / Athletic and position drills

DB49 Bradley Roby, S/CB, Ohio State*
Watching: 40-yard dash (Expected to be fast) / Arm length? / Athletic and position drills

DB55 Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Watching: Fringe 1st round selection / 40-yard dash (cover ability deep without route recognition) / Athletic and position drills

DB56 Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
Watching: Size? / 40-yard dash (What is his true range?) / Athletic and position drills