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Dominique Franks (CB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    194 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Atlanta Falcons
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 4 (135)
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Pick Analysis: The Falcons pick up a quality cover corner with the selection of Domonique Franks. He has good ball skills and awareness, and is adept at playing in zone coverage. Given the Falcons' woes against the pass in 2009, Franks could emerge as a contributor in the team's nickel or dime packages.

Overview

Franks has been an outstanding secondary defender for the Sooners over the past two seasons after redshirting in 2006 and playing in sub packages in 2007. Franks has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He doesn’t attack the run with consistency and should be more physical given his dimensions. Franks is an outspoken, confident defender that will challenge receivers at the line of scrimmage. Franks is a natural athlete with the speed, quickness and agility to contribute as a corner as well as having the size to move inside to the safety position. Franks is a better athlete than football player but has the potential to develop into an excellent NFL defender. Franks has excelled as a punt returner and should contribute at the next level in that capacity as well as on coverage units while honing his skills in the secondary.


Strengths

Franks brings a nice combination of size, height and athleticism to the corner position. He’s been a highly durable, extremely productive player during his time in Norman. Very versatile performer who has displayed the ability to also play safety. Has special teams value with coverage experience and as a proven return man.

Weaknesses

Franks is inconsistent in run support but could improve in this area given his physical gifts. Only plays with average instincts. He must improve his pursuit angles and become more consistent leveraging the ball. Must refine his overall defensive back fundamentals.

Grade

7.4

 

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