- ROB RANG'S 2013 NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: Ray Polk, Colorado, 6-1, 219, 4.42* ... Demonstrating a combination of physicality and athleticism to go along with his prototypical size, Polk was a surprising combine snub. He certainly made up for it during his Pro Day, registering times in the low 4.4s in the 40-yard dash, a 39" vertical jump, 10-6" broad jump and 19 repetitions of 225 pounds, each which would have ranked among the elite among his position at the combine. Polk's impressive workout isn't the only reason why it was surprising that he wasn't invited to Indianapolis. After a career in which he showed blatant disregard for his own well-being (as well as the health of others), teams may to formulate a consensus medical grade on the big-hitter. While perhaps a bit stiff in coverage, Polk certainly has the explosive closing speed to intrigue as a late-round in-the-box safety and special teams demon.
Five Other Safeties to Consider: 1. John Boyett, Oregon, 5-10, 204, 4.65 (est.) ... 2. Josh Evans, Florida, 6-1, 207, 4.54 ... 3. Cooper Taylor, Richmond, 6-5, 228, 4.49* ... 4. Duke Williams, Nevada, 5-11, 203, 4.48 ... 5. J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern, 6-0, 213, 4.51 - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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