MMQB Predraft Article on Big Corners (Featuring SJB) (1 Viewer)

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Apologies if already posted, couldn't find through searches.



The New Cornerstones

Speed still rules NFL secondaries, but teams are building around taller players who have the strength to jam receivers and the length to win jump balls. Just look at where the big cornerbacks are being taken in the NFL draft

A few days after the Nebraska coaching staff gathered to talk about the depth chart in the spring of 2010, they set out to deliver often disappointing news: Position changes were coming, with too-slow safeties being moved to linebacker and the chubby linebackers learning how to play with a hand in the dirt.

Transfer wideout Stanley Jean-Baptiste, the Cornhuskers’ biggest receiver at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, had but one catch in the spring game. The rest of the position group was almost entirely composed of underclassmen whom the staff loved. The defensive backs’ meeting room, however, was getting thin. And there was Jean-Baptiste, talented, though unlikely to see the field anytime soon.

Asked if he’d be willing to switch, Jean-Baptiste was crestfallen. He had no idea how to play corner, and he feared he’d never see the end zone again. “I just liked scoring touchdowns,” he says, “but mostly I just wanted to play.”
2014 NFL draft: Big cornerbacks like Richard Sherman are game-changers | The MMQB with Peter King

This is a pretty good article on where the NFL has come and where it is going on the trend of bigger corners in the game.
 

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Don't remember which game it was, but a pass was just floated up to the sideline and he played the ball almost like a wideout, great timing and all. Didn't come down with the ball, mind you. But neither did the receiver.

Guy has the potential to be really good.
 
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Don't remember which game it was, but a pass was just floated up to the sideline and he played the ball almost like a wideout, great timing and all. Didn't come down with the ball, mind you. But neither did the receiver.

Guy has the potential to be really good.
That's the great thing about SJB. Much like Richard Sherman, he was a wideout and is only beginning to scratch the surface in regards to cornerback play.

SJB will be one that I will watch with keen interest this training camp and season. With people like Keenan Lewis and Champ Bailey surrounding him, he's got nowhere but up to go.
 

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