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2015 NFL DRAFT

Deion Belue, CB

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tuscambia, AL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 182 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
329387-FA
Player News
10/28/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 9 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: CB Deion Belue, Alabama...Sticking with the SEC theme, Alabama lost one of their defensive leaders in the secondary last season with Dee Milliner bolting Tuscaloosa for the top-10 of the 2013 NFL Draft. But Belue, who started all 14 games opposite Milliner last season, returned for the Tide and has quietly put together a strong season as Alabama's top cover man. He doesn't have elite NFL size (5-11, 183) and can be overwhelmed with bigger wide receivers, but he does a nice job utilizing his strengths and playing heady football.

Belue is able to be successful because of his desire to win body positioning during the route and at the catch point to make a play on the ball. He can get his hips turned with his aggressive demeanor, but has the footwork to quickly recover and collect himself. Belue does need to clean up his tackling technique, but he isn't shy to attack the run with his competitive presence on the outside. Against Tennessee on Saturday, he recorded his first interception of the season and also showed off good return skills with a 28-yard run back. Although he doesn't have any distinguishing characteristics, Belue projects as a solid day three prospect. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/23/2013 - Alabama is expecting to get most of its injured players back for the Mississippi game. The top-ranked Crimson Tide held several starters out of a win over Colorado State while they were nursing injuries. Coach Nick Saban said Monday all but backup safety Nick Perry appear ready to participate in preparations for the 21st-ranked Rebels. Perry has a shoulder injury.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper and Deion Belue both sat out the 31-6 win over Colorado State with toe injuries. Guard Anthony Steen missed the game with a headache. Wide receiver Kevin Norwood also sat out with an unspecified injury. Safety Jarrick Williams had been having problems after getting poked in the eye against Texas A&M. All that left freshman Eddie Jackson and sophomore Bradley Sylve starting at cornerback. - AP Sports

09/14/2013 - Scouting the Alabama pass defense: Here's where the Tide really have to play as a team. The secondary has to cover and the rush has to then Manziel in the pocket, not allowing him to make plays in space with his feet or arm. If someone messes up an assignment, it could mean a big play and six points. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Deion Belue, Alabama,...Started all 14 games in his first season in a Crimson Tide uniform last season ... junior-college transfer who totaled 40 tackles (6.5 for loss), plus two interceptions and a fumble return (57 yards) for a touchdown ... broke up seven passes and forced a fumble. - Alabama football

08/15/2013 - OTHER ALABAMA PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: CB Deion Belue (5-11, 185, 4.48)...Despite opponents often attempting to complete passes against him rather than challenge Dee Milliner, Belue enjoyed a strong first season in Tuscaloosa in 2012 after signing with the Tide as a highly regarded juco prospect. Belue originally signed with Alabama in 2010 but spent two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College getting his academics in order. He impressed the coaching staff with his understanding of the playbook during his initial practices with the team and started all 14 games opposite 2013 Thorpe Award finalist Milliner, posting 40 tackles, 6?? tackles for loss, nine passes broken up, two interceptions and a fumble recovery which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DB - Deion Belue, Alabama (77)...Belue arrived at The University of Alabama in the spring of 2012 and quickly learned the Crimson Tide defensive playbook ... earned the starting job at cornerback opposite Dee Milliner in 2012 ... started all 14 games, finishing with 40 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups. - Alabama football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: Deion Belue, Alabama, DB...Started all 14 games in his first season in a Crimson Tide uniform ... junior-college transfer who totaled 40 tackles (6.5 for loss), plus two interceptions and a fumble return (57 yards) for a touchdown ... broke up seven passes and forced a fumble. - Alabama football

07/16/2013 - 2013 LOU GROZA AWARD WATCH LIST: John Wallace, Louisville...Taking over as the placekicker last season, Wallace burst on the scene and was one of the top kickers in the league, earning honorable mention All-America accolades. The native of Elizabethtown, Ky., connected on 10-of-11 field goals to start the season, with the only miss coming on a 57-yard attempt against Cincinnati. Converting 16-of-21 field goals on the year, Wallace earned honorable mention All-America honors and finished 34th in the country in field goals made per game at 1.34. Wallace was a perfect 13-for-13 under 40 yards, and his 16 field goals on the season were the second most in school history. - Louisville football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: CB Deion Belue, Alabama...Belue arrived at The University of Alabama in the spring of 2012 and quickly learned the Crimson Tide defensive playbook ... earned the starting job at cornerback opposite Dee Milliner in 2012 ... started all 14 games, finishing with 40 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups ... returns in 2013 to anchor the cornerback position for the Crimson Tide. - Alabama football

 
Player News
10/28/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 9 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: CB Deion Belue, Alabama...Sticking with the SEC theme, Alabama lost one of their defensive leaders in the secondary last season with Dee Milliner bolting Tuscaloosa for the top-10 of the 2013 NFL Draft. But Belue, who started all 14 games opposite Milliner last season, returned for the Tide and has quietly put together a strong season as Alabama's top cover man. He doesn't have elite NFL size (5-11, 183) and can be overwhelmed with bigger wide receivers, but he does a nice job utilizing his strengths and playing heady football.

Belue is able to be successful because of his desire to win body positioning during the route and at the catch point to make a play on the ball. He can get his hips turned with his aggressive demeanor, but has the footwork to quickly recover and collect himself. Belue does need to clean up his tackling technique, but he isn't shy to attack the run with his competitive presence on the outside. Against Tennessee on Saturday, he recorded his first interception of the season and also showed off good return skills with a 28-yard run back. Although he doesn't have any distinguishing characteristics, Belue projects as a solid day three prospect. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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