2017 NFL Draft

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Coryell Judie

| | College: Texas A&M
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A high school track star who finally turned onto football in his senior season, Judie's short career has already included many highlights. He was considered the most talented player as a freshman at Fort Scott Community College, intercepting six passes and breaking up seven others. Judie was a 2008 junior college All-American despite the fact opponents stayed away from him during his sophomore season. He also averaged 26.8 yards per kickoff return and 15.1 yards per punt return, including one score.

Judie was, as one would expect, very popular among major college programs as a JUCO recruit. A&M's proximity to his hometown of Marlin gave them the edge in that battle, though his career in College Station got off to a rocky start. He came to pre-season camp late to wrap up his academics at Fort Scott then had shoulder surgery, which caused him to redshirt.

It didn't take long for him to show his skills at the FBS level, however, as he intercepted four passes, made 57 tackles (two for loss) and was dangerous as a kick returner, averaging over 30 yards an attempt with two touchdowns.

Though he has only average size for the cornerback position, Judie's toughness, exceptional ball skills give him a chance to start at the next level. The fact he didn't grow up playing football in gridiron-starved Texas may give NFL teams some pause because they'll wonder about his love of the game.

The other factor they'll investigate because of his speed is a hamstring injury that kept him out of several games in 2011. If Judie is healthy and his coaches at A&M convince scouts of his willingness to live and breathe the game as a professional, there's no reason to believe he can't be a very high pick in the 2012 draft.


Positives: Fits best in a zone system at the next level due to size and ability to close to the ball. Has good awareness and quick feet. Fluid backpedal, aggressive attacking the receiver from the snap, and flashes spectacular ball skills. Savvy using his hands to get to the ball without drawing flags. Willing tackler and high-effort leader with a special teams personality. Has potential as a blitzer.

Negatives: Only average size for the position. Late start in football creates questions but Texas A&M credited him for his dedication and quick rise from raw athlete to football player. Can leap but his size will be detrimental in box-out situations. Bites on play-action and isn't always in tune with rest of secondary.

2011 Season

Saw action in just six games in an injury-marred senior season … saw action in the regular season finale against Texas and should be ready for the bowl game … invited to the 2012 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. … contributed 21 tackles, including 18 solos … had a sack and forced fumble … broke up five passes … had a season-high five tackles against Idaho and Texas Tech … contributed eight kickoff returns for 201 yards with a long of 38 yards … missed the Oklahoma State game and then returned to the lineup for three games before missing the next five prior to the Texas game.

2010 Season

Had shoulder surgery after the season. Second-team All-Big 12 pick at cornerback, honorable mention as a returner, and conference Newcomer of the Year for 2010 … started 10 of 13 games played … finished with 57 tackles, two for loss … intercepted four passes and broke up four others … fifth nationally in kick returns, covering 605 yards and scoring twice on his 20 attempts.

2009 Season

Redshirted after suffering an injury in fall camp.

Junior College

In 2008 was named a Junior College All-American … as a freshman notched 44 tackles, intercepted six passes and broke up seven more … as a sophomore recorded 38 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble … averaged 26.8 yards per kickoff return and 15.1 yards per punt return, including a touchdown … coached by Jeff Sims at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas.

High School

Earned first-team All-District (22-2A) honors as a wide receiver … coached by Jerry Malone at Marlin High School.


Coryell Judie was born October 14, 1987.


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