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Don Carey (CB)
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192
College: Norfolk St.
Conference: MEAC
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
High School: Booker T. Washington
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Selected by: Cleveland Browns
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 4 (177)
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Pick Analysis: Carey was a four-year starter and has drawn a lot of attention in workouts. He's worked out in three or four difference places, and a number of teams came to watch him. He has a chance to develop into a starter, and this is about the spot in the draft where these types of players go. The Browns secondary was a weak point last year and Carey provides depth.
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Overview

Carey will be one of draftable cornerback prospects unearthed from outside the Football Bowl Subdivision. A four-year starter, he was second-team All-MEAC as a junior and was named on the first team in 2008. He accumulated eight interceptions and 14 pass breakups over those two seasons. An excellent student, Carey turned down a chance to attend Yale because it was cost prohibitive. His play at the East-West Shrine practices earned him a lot of credibility among scouts.


High School

A two-year varsity player for Booker T. coach Larry Stepney, a former NSU player ... Was a second-team All-Eastern District pick as a senior, when he tied for the team lead in interceptions (eight) ... Was also a successful receiver and kick returner for the Bookers ... Scored six total touchdowns as a senior, five on receptions and one on a punt return ... Had 23 receptions for the season, including two for touchdowns in an Eastern Region playoff game ... Had the second-highest GPA on the team and graduated with honors.


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Analysis

Positives: Adequate height and a fair build throughout for his frame. ... Plays physically at the line and in coverage. ... Good straight-line speed and excellent recovery speed. ... Gets back into the play even if a receiver makes a nice head fake to get an advantage. ... Very capable of reading the quick screen or supporting the run on the outside.


Negatives: Lacks top-end speed and great strength. ... Will be a little too physical at times, might be susceptible to pass interference calls. ... Gets moved too easily by receiver blocks. ... Played against a lower level of competition and must speed up his recognition. ... Inconsistent hands for the interception.


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