Rhodes was widely considered the second-best corner behind former Alabama star Dee Milliner, and he impressed scouts with a 4.39 40-yard dash at February's NFL Combine. Rhodes, though, was actually the fourth cornerback chosen, after Milliner, Houston's D.J. Hayden and Washington's Desmond Trufant.
A converted wide receiver, Rhodes has a physicality that could get him in trouble with regards to pass interference penalties. But his aggressiveness will also serve him well when it comes to press coverage -- an area in which he excels.
After flirting with entering the draft after the 2011 season, Rhodes returned to FSU and earned first team All-ACC honors, finishing his career with eight interceptions and 31 passes defended.