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Prince Amukamara (CB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    206 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Nebraska
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: New York Giants
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 19 (19)

Pick Analysis: The Giants took the best available player on the board. Amukamara is a legitimate cover corner with outstanding skills, and he upgrades the talent and athleticism in the Giants' secondary. With a set of talented veterans in place as starters, he becomes a part of deep rotation in the back end.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press15.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill6.97 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.08 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.34 sec
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Overview

Amukamara has the size, speed and awareness to start from day one and turn into one of the league's finer players at the cornerback position. Takes advantage of his instincts and smarts in zone coverage but also has the ability to hold up when asked to cover on an island. Possesses good overall ball skills and hands. Will help out and support the run. Durable, aggressive, competitive and hard-working. No major weaknesses in his game, but isn't a true burner in terms of straight-line speed. Amukamara will likely be selected early in the first round, possibly in the top 10.


Strengths

Amukamara is an exceptional blend of height, strength and speed. Very sound positioning and instincts in zone coverage and diagnoses quickly. Can play on an island in man. Uses size to press and re-route at the line, can turn and run and recover, and tracks the ball well. Willing and productive in run support.

Weaknesses

Not too many holes in his game. Does not possess elite fluidity and idles down a bit in and out of his breaks and when turning to recover. Can struggle at times to get off blocks near the line. Not a big hitter. Only has two-plus years of starting experience.

Grade

8.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. Giants pick Prince Amukamara No. 19

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:14 p.m.

    The New York Giants select Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 02:53 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara.

  3. First Draft: Prince Amukamara

    Published: April 6, 2011 at 06:31 p.m.

    Learn the royal history behind Prince Amukamara's name and discover what drives the Nebraska cornerback.

  4. The Prince of thieves

    Published: March 29, 2011 at 01:32 p.m.

    Nebraska's Prince Amukamara talks about his path from an All-American defensive back to a potential first-round pick, as well as the royal origins of his first name.

  5. 2011 combine workout: Prince Amukamara

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 07:10 p.m.

    Watch Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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