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NFL Combine: Monday Preview – DB

The last of the combine workouts come Monday with the members of the secondary. Cornerbacks and safeties will look to become either the highly touted defensive backs that change the game like Deion Sanders, or an underrated player that proves he is great like Richard Sherman. I’ll make it short and sweet since it’s a Monday. Let’s Dive In!

 

Main People to Watch

 

Jalen Ramsey (DB) Florida State

  • Some scouts believe he is the best prospect in the Draft. He will look to put on a show on Monday to prove why his expectations are so high. He can play safety or corner which will make him highly regarded on Draft Day.

 

Vernon Hargreaves (CB) Florida

  • Right now, he seems to be above Mackensie Alexander as the top true cornerback in the Draft (Ramsey is too versatile to be labeled just a corner). He needs to prove it on Monday with a smooth and fluid workout. A couple good drills, showing flexible hips, will go a long way towards raising draft stock in the 1st round.

 

Mackensie Alexander (CB) Clemson

  • Can he prove himself worthy of being the elite corner some scouts can see in his potential. He could be the best man-to-man corner in the draft. He needs to prove that in his 40-time and short area drills.

 

Who will be the performers that will create some buzz?

 

Von Bell (S) Ohio State

  • He is rangy and has great ball skills. He will prove his speed and ability to track balls during workouts creating some intrigue into the early 2nd round.

 

Miles Killebrew (S) Utah State

  • He’s been catching some buzz already leading up to the Combine. He has the ability to be a physical presence for a defense as a versatile player. He could be a hybrid linebacker or an old-fashioned strong safety.

 

Jeremy Cash (S) Duke

  • He is an interesting prospect that with a solid Combine could start the elevation up the draft boards. On tape, he has the skills to be a solid safety as more of a tackler, but by showing off some athleticism, he could show he can be an every down presence.  

 

Artie Burns (CB) Miami

  • He will fly in the 40 and look like a beast running around the field. These will pique teams’ interest as they look for players to keep up and make plays in a faster NFL than the past.   

 

Eli Apple (CB) Ohio State

  • His length and size is easily seen and recognized, but his speed and agility will make him more well known after Monday.

 

Who will run the fastest 40 yard dash?

 

Jalen Ramsey (DB) Florida State – If he is the fastest player of the day, and the Combine, he proves he is the best prospect in the Draft.

 

Artie Burns (CB) Miami – Has wheels to get going quickly.

 

LeShaun Sims (CB) LSU – Supposed to be the fastest player in the SEC in the secondary

About Dan Collins

I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.