Photo of Aaron Colvin
Drafted By: Jaguars
Grade
5.22 ?

Draft Analysis:

"This is as good of a value pick as there will be coming out of this draft. Before Senior Bowl (where he suffered a knee injury), I thought he might have been a Day 2 pick." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 177LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

His last name is pronounced "COLE-vin." Oklahoma native. Arrived on campus in 2010 and played in 14 games (one start at cornerback) as a true freshman, totaling 34-3-0 with three tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Was moved to strong safety in '11 and had 84-6-0 with 4.5 tackles for loss and one-half sack in 12 total starts (including one at cornerback). Missed one game because of a concussion. Following the season, he underwent shoulder surgery and was not on the field during spring drills. Returned to cornerback for the '12 season and registered 61-11-4 with 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in 13 starts. Despite missing time in '13 with turf toe and shoulder injuries, he recorded 55-3-1 with five tackles for loss and one sack in 11 games (10 starts). Returned a blocked extra point 98 yards for two points against Kansas. Missed two games to concussion recovery. In January '14, he tore his right ACL during Senior Bowl practice, necessitating surgery (Dr. James Andrews), and was medically excluded from the NFL Scouting Combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part -- good size, body length and athletic ability. Fine technician. Smart and instinctive -- can sort out combo routes. Matches up well with taller receivers and can carry them vertically downfield. Functional tackler. Hardworking, respected team leader who will hold teammates accountable. Experienced, three-year starter.

Weaknesses

Average bend, feet and twitch, which negates his transitional quickness and allows receivers to create separation out of breaks. Does not play fast. Lacks striking power. Gets hung up on blocks. Has a concussion history.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Long, smart, tough, zone corner whose body is not built to withstand heavy contact or the aggression with which he likes to play. Will grow on evaluators the more they watch him and has the instincts to eventually compete for a starting job, though teams could always be looking to upgrade his lack of speed and athletic ability. Torn ACL injury suffered at the Senior Bowl will affect his readiness for the season and could drop his draft status by a round or two.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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