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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 News
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

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jaguars' pick: Round 4/114 - Aaron Colvin, CB, 5-11, 186, Oklahoma...This could be a risky pick after Colvin tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice at the Senior Bowl. Missing time in OTAs and training camp will set Colvin back, especially with the Jaguars not knowing whether he'll be a lock-down corner or a strong safety. - The Sports Xchange

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Unfortunate news from Tuesday's South practice that Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin tore his ACL during drills, according to multiple reports. The injury abruptly ends a positive week for the former Sooner defensive back and likely pushes him from possible top-100 draft pick to undrafted free agent. Fresno State TE Marcel Jensen (groin) and Alabama DE Ed Stinson (groin) are also done for the week due to injuries. Boston College OT Matt Patchan and Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore will arrive in Mobile Tuesday night to help fill spots on the roster. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's South practice...3. On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin demonsrated good speed and fluidity in coverage, as well as excellent leaping ability and timing to knock away passes. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM: Defensive back Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, 6-0, 192, Sr., Tulsa, Okla.,...Colvin has fought through injury for the Sooners and is ranked fifth on the team with 49 total tackles in 10 games this year. A team captain, Colvin was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and leads a defense that is first in the Big 12 in total defense (336.3 ypg) and pass defense (198.0 ypg). Against Kansas, Colvin had a team-high eight tackles with 1.5 TFL while also returning a blocked PAT 98 yards for a two-point conversion. - Oklahoma football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, Sr., Owasso, Okla./Owasso...Colvin ranks fifth on the Sooners with 49 tackles and also has 5.0 tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery. In his first season as a starter, Tapper ranks seventh in the Big 12 with 5.5 sacks on the season and is tied for 17th with 9.0 TFL. - Oklahoma football

12/05/2013 - The pain comes and goes for Aaron Colvin. The Oklahoma cornerback's injured shoulder might flare up while sitting in class, walking to a team meeting or hanging out with the guys. It hurts worse when it's cold and it's going to be frigid Saturday when No. 18 Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2 Big 12 Conference) plays at No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1). But Colvin doesn't regret - not for a second - his decision to bypass the NFL draft and return for his senior season with the Sooners. Games like the Bedlam showdown are what he came back to Oklahoma for and he plans on toughing it out until the football season ends. "I came back to win games," Colvin said. "I came back to try to help this team win as many games as I could. I'm a competitor at the end of the day. I can't sit on the sideline and just watch something. If I don't give it my all, then I'm going to have regrets and that's one of my biggest things. I don't want to have any regrets when I leave this university. "It's a tough situation that I'm in. But at the end of the day, I've just got to leave it in God's hands and try to grind through it."

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops calls Colvin "truly one of the best defensive backs we've ever had here." Colvin said his injury will just need time to heal and that he doesn't know yet if he might be at 100 percent for the Sooners' bowl game. There's also the prospect of next year's NFL draft, during which he figures to be chosen at some point. It was suggested to him that his willingness to play through pain might be considered an asset by pro scouts. "That'd be cool," he said. "To be honest, though, I'm just trying to get these wins. I'm trying to finish out strong. I don't want to finish out how we finished out last year (with a bowl loss to Texas A&M). Whatever it takes, that's what I'm going to do." - AP Sports

10/15/2013 - NFL Draft prospects: Oklahoma's Colvin, Texas' Jeffcoat struggle...In Saturday's renewal of the Red River Rivalry, Texas pulled out a 36-20 win over Oklahoma, as two top senior prospects -- Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin and Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat -- produced mixed results. This contest showcased good and bad for Colvin, who finished with nine tackles and two tackles for loss. He plays with a tough-minded and physical mentality, but that aggressive nature also gets him in trouble when he bites on fakes and double-moves, something that happened a few times vs. Texas.

On third-and-long in the third quarter, Colvin was flagged for a pass interference penalty after he was caught with his hands draped on the receiver, giving Texas a first down. He was beat deep earlier in the game as well on a double-move, but an inaccurate pass missed the target. Colvin left in the third quarter and didn't return after suffering a left shoulder injury. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/15/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 7 STOCK REPORT, PROSPECTS WHO HURT THEMSELVES THIS WEEKEND: CB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma...It was a poor performance by the Sooners' defense as Texas gashed Oklahoma through the air and on the ground on Saturday. And it was an especially forgettable performance by Colvin in this year's edition of the Red River Rivalry as the senior cornerback showcased the good and bad of his skill-set. He finished with nine tackles and two tackles for loss, playing with a physical and tough-minded approach against the run and in coverage.

But that aggressive mentality also got him in trouble on several occasions against the Longhorns, attracting a pass interference penalty for his hands-on approach and biting on fakes while the receiver sped past him. Colvin, who left in the third quarter after suffering a left shoulder injury and didn't return, has NFL talent, but he needs to harness it and eliminate the mistakes. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/16/2013 - Oklahoma capitalized on sticky coverage from its secondary in wins against Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia. Tulsa, however, managed to convert half of its tries on third and fourth downs. "I think third down was the most disappointing element of the game for me," defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. "We extended drives, couldn't get off the field on some drives. It was frustrating."

The Sooners were without Aaron Colvin, who was healing from a broken tooth and possible concussion suffered in the West Virginia win. Gabe Lynn also was knocked out of the game after grabbing an interception. Both defensive backs are expected to return for the Sept. 28 game at Notre Dame. The absence of both defenders from the back end affected the Sooners' communication on defense. "We had a few busts here and there in the backfield," said linebacker Corey Nelson, "but overall they did what they had to do. The defense did pretty good; we had a couple of miscommunication calls out there." - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2013 - Scouting the Oklahoma passing defense: Tulsa QB Cody Green has been steady, if not stellar. He's completing 52 percent of his passes for 192 yards per game. He's spread the ball around to seven different receivers, with four of them having at least six catches so far. Besides Watts, his go-to guy is Derek Patterson, who has caught six passes for 106 yards and two TDs, including a 27-yarder.

The Oklahoma defense is among the best in the nation, giving up 276.5 yards per game, but just seven points total. CB Aaron Colvin is expected to play Saturday, but it's not a guarantee. He was kicked in the jaw against West Virginia. Colvin did not return after sustaining the injury midway through the third quarter. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - Scouting the Oklahoma passing defense: Maybe you've heard that Geno Smith is no longer playing quarterback for West Virginia, now toiling for the New York Jets. Gone also are stellar wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. But don't expect the Mountaineers to slow things down. The quarterbacking duties now fall on Paul Millard, who threw for 237 yards and a touchdown last week. The Oklahoma secondary, still green with only four returning lettermen, will be tested by coach Dana Holgorsen's passing offense. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - Oklahoma's defense, which closed the 2012 season with three terrible performances in the Sooners' final four games, performed much better against Louisiana-Monroe. The Sooners turned quarterback Kolton Browning, the Sun Belt Conference preseason offensive player of the year, into a one-dimensional player by limiting his running opportunities. Browning, who led the Warhawks in rushing last season, had three yards on four carries and completed 20 of 39 passes for 128 yards.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Aaron Colvin is on the preseason watch lists for the Bednarik, Lott IMPACT, Nagurski and Thorpe awards. He was also named a preseason Second-Team All-American and preseason All-Big 12 First Team honoree by Phil Steele. He had four tackles and a pass break-up against Louisiana-Monroe. "He is on par with any of the best guys we've had on the secondary," Stoops said. "A lot makes him special; His talent, speed, coverage ability. His leadership and pride, he is a prideful player and he takes a lot of pride in how he plays." - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: CB Aaron Colvin announced he was staying for his senior season and it may not have seemed like much a returnee from a porous unit yet it may well be. Colvin didn't have a bad junior season himself and his unit, even though it struggled, has also been decimated by departure and graduation. Colvin's experience can't hurt a unit trying to make a comeback next season. - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2013 - TOP OKLAHOMA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. CB Aaron Colvin (6-0, 182, 4.47)...Considered by some to be the top senior defensive back prospect for this year's class, Colvin is a versatile defensive back with experience at both safety and cornerback. He arrived in Norman as a cornerback, but moved to strong safety as a sophomore where he started 12 games and was among the team leaders with 84 tackles. Colvin moved back to corner last season as a junior, earning First Team All-Conference honors with 52 tackles, 15 passes defended and four interceptions. He came close to entering the 2013 NFL Draft but decided to stay for his senior year to become more of a leader with only four returning starters on defense.

Colvin is an active, aggressive run defender who lacks elite speed, but plays with conviction and a physical nature that will endear him to NFL scouts. He does a nice job with timing to watch the eyes of the quarterback and undercut routes, but tends to get grabby downfield and too often gets himself in trouble with contact before the ball arrives. Colvin won't be for everyone because he isn't a quick-twitch, speed athlete and plays too tight in his transition, but he is at his best when he can use his length and confidence to make plays on the ball. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, Sr/3L, Tulsa, Okla.,...An All-Big 12 First Team selection by AP and the coaches in 2012, Colvin led the team with 11 pass breakups, finished second on the squad with four interceptions and was third on the team with 61 tackles (47 solo).

The Owasso, Okla. native has played in 39 career games (26 starts) with the Sooners. He opened all 13 games at cornerback for OU in 2012 after starting 12 games at safety in 2011. He owns 179 career tackles (126 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and 20 pass breakups. - Oklahoma City football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, DB...Named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches in 2012 ... started at cornerback in all 13 games ... tied for second in the Big 12 for interceptions ... ranked second on the team with four interceptions and had 61 total tackles. - Oklahoma football

07/16/2013 - 2013 JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: S Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma...Named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches in 2012 ... started at cornerback in all 13 games ... tied for second in the Big 12 for interceptions ... ranked second on the team with four interceptions and had 61 total tackles. - Oklahoma football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: CB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma...Named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches in 2012 ... started at cornerback in all 13 games ... tied for second in the Big 12 for interceptions ... ranked second on the team with four interceptions and had 61 total tackles. - Oklahoma football

05/21/2013 - 2013 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma...Named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches in 2012...started at cornerback in all 13 games...tied for second in the Big 12 for interceptions...ranked second on the team with four interceptions and had 61 total tackles...posted a season-high 12 tackles and recorded a pick at West Virginia. - Oklahoma football

 
Player News
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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