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Ryan Mouton (CB)
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 187
College: Hawaii
Conference: Mountain West
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Katy
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 30 (94)
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Pick Analysis: The Titans nab one of the most underrated cover corners in the draft. Mouton is a scrappy player with outstanding feet and ball skills. His aggressive nature fits in well with the Titans' secondary.
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Overview

This jack of all trades played on both sides of the ball at every level. Mouton was named a Junior College All-American because of his production as a defender and return man and continued the performance after transferring to Hawaii. He didn't make any big plays for the Warriors on offense (eight catches, 71 yards) but returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had six tackles for loss, one interception, eight pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a nickel back. His versatility, speed and attitude may land him a roster spot as a rookie. Changed his jersey number from No. 27 to 2 as a tribute to a high school teammate who died before the 2008 Sugar Bowl.


Junior College

All-American at Blinn JC.


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Analysis

Positives: Great quickness and change-of-direction agility. ... Slot cornerback who plays stronger than his diminutive frame would suggest. ... Strong as a cut tackler, hits the man in the thigh instead of diving at his shins. ... Shows no let up and doesn't back down. ... Will run blitz from the slot and wrap the ballcarrier in the hole. ... Able to locate the ball on the run and has the hands to make the interception. ... Plays receiver and returns kicks in addition to his cornerback duties. ... Good in the slot and is elusive after the catch. ... Difference-maker on returns, using his quickness and some tough running to hit the gap and separate from coverage units.


Negatives: Teams could wonder if he fits on defense or offense. ... Short with a small frame, although he does have adequate muscle definition. ... Will have troubles matching up against tall or strong receivers on the outside. ... Taken out of run plays if a receiver gets a hand on him. ... Will not win fights for the ball. ... Tackling is an issue, lacks the size and strength to wrap up. ... Takes poor angles to the ball at times. ... Must work on staying low in his backpedal. ... Will dance on returns at times instead of hitting a lane. ... Did not return punts at Hawaii, a skill that would greatly improve his stock.


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