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2015 NFL DRAFT

Aaron Colvin, CB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 177 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
224286-7

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS:Good height and length for the position, using his long arms well. Physical with a tough-minded approach in run support and coverage. Active vs. the run and enjoys throwing his body around. Disciplined run defender, using his long limbs to wrap. Feisty once engaged and plays aggressive near the line of scrimmage.

Fast blitzer. Good awareness to undercut routes with timing to drive on throws and break up the catch point. Proper technique and works hard to gain position with a strong competitive nature to blanket his man. Above average ballskills. Heady, confident player with a high football IQ. Above average work ethic and passion for the game of football, playing with an underdog mentality.

Good experience (36 career starts) with 28 career passes defended and position versatility, starting at cornerback and strong safety and playing both zone and man. Also a consistent performer on special teams coverage.

WEAKNESSES: Very lean body type with a narrow torso and uninspiring muscle definition. Looks like he hasn't gained any weight since his senior year in high school. Very average long speed, struggling to recover and stick with receivers vertically if they gain a step.

Needs to improve his backpedal and transition, playing with some tightness in his hips and footwork. Needs to stay balanced in his movements, allowing himself to get too upright and uncoordinated through the process. Experienced in press coverage, but needs to do a better job re-routing at the line of scrimmage. Overaggressive style and bites too easily on play fakes.

Too willing to make contact downfield and plays too hands-on in coverage, attracting holding or pass interference penalties with his grabby hands. Strong durability concerns with a history of shoulder and concussion issues and then tore his ACL (right knee) in Jan. 2014 at Senior Bowl practice.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A three star defensive back recruit, Colvin chose Oklahoma out of high school over Missouri and Oklahoma State. After spending most of his true freshman season as a reserve corner, he moved to strong safety where he started 12 games and recorded a career-high 84 tackles.

Colvin moved back to cornerback as a junior and started 23 games his final two seasons for the Sooners, earning All-Big 12 honors both years. He is long and physical, but his lack of strength shows on the field and he has a similar build now as he did when he arrived in Norman - maxed out or just allergic to the weight room?

Colvin lacks elite long-speed, but he plays fast with conviction and doesn't shy from taking chances. He has very good awareness and confidence to quickly read and react, using his body well, but too often he extends, grabs and plays too hands-on down the field.

It's very easy to appreciate Colvin's aggressive nature in run support and when the ball is in the air, but he needs to stay disciplined in coverage and his durability concerns are a red flag - was a borderline top-100 prospect when healthy so the ACL injury only complicates his future.

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05/12/2014 - Did the Jaguars reach or steal in the fourth round of the draft when they selected Aaron Colvin for defensive secondary help? It's a question that won't be answered for probably a year or two, depending what the former Oklahoma Sooner does in his first couple of years in the NFL. Colvin had been a highly regarded defensive back who had been projected as a possible second-round pick. That, however, was before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a Senior Bowl practice last January. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Colvin had performed well prior to the injury. The Jaguars' coaching staff, on hand to coach the South roster, had been impressed with Colvin prior to the Jan. 21 injury.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley talked to Colvin at the NFL Scouting Combine a month later and told him the Jaguars still had a strong interest and if he was available at the right time, they would select him. That came about with the team's first of two selections in the fourth round. "This was always a plan to target him with our second fourth-round pick throughout the draft, barring the medical stuff would check out up to date, and to date it has been," Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said. "He's on schedule with his rehab and our doctors feel good about it. ACLs nowadays are a situation that when they're fixed and they're fixed right, we should be good to go there." Caldwell did indicate that Colvin would likely start the season on physically unable to perform, meaning the Jaguars will be without him for at least the first six weeks of the season. - The Sports Xchange

 

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