Aaron Colvin, CB

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

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Strengths Weaknesses


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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01/21/2014 - Aaron Colvin tears ACL at Senior Bowl practice...Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin tore his ACL at Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday. Colvin left practice with his right knee heavily wrapped, and his agent, Ken Sarnoff, later confirmed the injury on Twitter. @AColvin14 has torn his acl. Send prayers for this terrific young cb and even better person who will make his mark in the NFL. - Jason Kersey, News Oklahoma


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