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2015 NFL DRAFT

Micah Pellerin, CB

School: Hampton  |  Conference: MEAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 194 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
230306-7
Latest News
02/22/2012 - Hampton defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, who also transferred into the program, was chosen in the third round last year by the New York Jets. But he was the first HBCU player taken above the fourth round in the past three years. The other three prospects selected in the 2011 draft were all seventh-rounders. In fact, of the 10 HBCU players chosen in the past three drafts, half were in the seventh round. The last first-rounder from an HBCU school was cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, by Arizona in 2008. Before that, it had been since 2000, when the HBCU produced a pair of first-rounders. Pellerin and Thompson aren't likely to reverse the declining influence of the HBCU schools, but each has some skills that could earn a draft spot. Pellerin has solid speed and instincts, and it probably won't hurt him that, in a year when many of the cornerback prospects lack the kind of physical dimension league scouts now prefer, he has good size. Thompson might also benefit from his size, and the fact he has played at both safety spots in his career could help, given the trend in the league toward using interchangeable safeties. But he will have to convince scouts that he can put that size to use, and is a willing hitter with ball instincts. "It's a chance to show you can stack up," Thompson said. "And I plan to taking advantage of it." There haven't been more than 17 players from HBCU programs selected since the draft was reduced to seven rounds in 1994. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

01/21/2012 - EAST-WEST SHRINE TUESDAY: Another cornerback from the FCS level who has flashed is Hampton's Micah Pellerin. Like Josh Norman, he has a tall, lean frame (6 feet, 195 pounds), but not as much bulk. Pellerin struggled a bit with his footwork in coverage drills, but he's decisive in his movements with a smooth backpedal, getting to top speed quickly. He played with confidence on the field and didn't back down or look tentative against Big Ten receivers A.J. Jenkins and B.J. Cunningham. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/09/2011 - 2012 EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME INVITE: Hampton University senior defensive back Micah Pellerin was named First Team All-MEAC this season, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced on Tuesday. Pellerin (New Orleans, La.), a Preseason First Team All-MEAC selection, was the lone Pirate named to the conference's First Team, and was among four Hampton players overall to be recognized by the MEAC. Pellerin was tied for seventh on the team in tackles this season with 51 (29 solo, 22 assisted), while also breaking up 15 passes, the most in the MEAC, and recording four interceptions - which was tied for second-most in the conference. He had a season-high 10 tackles (six solo) against Princeton on Oct. 8, and he also forced a fumble against Howard on Nov. 5. - Hampton football

08/23/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON MEAC FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: DB Micah Pellerin, Sr., Hampton, has been selected Preseason All-MEAC First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the MEAC head football coaches and sports information directors. Pellerin (New Orleans, La.) was seventh on the team in tackles last season with 41 - including 30 solo efforts. He had a career-high 13 tackles (11 solo, two assisted) against Old Dominion on Oct. 30, while adding eight tackles (four solo) in the Battle of the Real HU at Howard on Sept. 11. He also intercepted two passes, second-most on the team, on the season. Pellerin led the MEAC with 16 defended passes in 2010, while also breaking up 14 passes. - Hampton football

 
Latest News
02/22/2012 - Hampton defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, who also transferred into the program, was chosen in the third round last year by the New York Jets. But he was the first HBCU player taken above the fourth round in the past three years. The other three prospects selected in the 2011 draft were all seventh-rounders. In fact, of the 10 HBCU players chosen in the past three drafts, half were in the seventh round. The last first-rounder from an HBCU school was cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, by Arizona in 2008. Before that, it had been since 2000, when the HBCU produced a pair of first-rounders. Pellerin and Thompson aren't likely to reverse the declining influence of the HBCU schools, but each has some skills that could earn a draft spot. Pellerin has solid speed and instincts, and it probably won't hurt him that, in a year when many of the cornerback prospects lack the kind of physical dimension league scouts now prefer, he has good size. Thompson might also benefit from his size, and the fact he has played at both safety spots in his career could help, given the trend in the league toward using interchangeable safeties. But he will have to convince scouts that he can put that size to use, and is a willing hitter with ball instincts. "It's a chance to show you can stack up," Thompson said. "And I plan to taking advantage of it." There haven't been more than 17 players from HBCU programs selected since the draft was reduced to seven rounds in 1994. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

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