Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 Age: 27
Born: 9/9/1989 Rochelle , GA
Selected By: New England Patriots
Pick (Overall): 17 (224)
Like his classmate Jared Crick, Dennard played alongside premier talent (New York Giants 2011 first-round pick Prince Amukumara) early in his career and also missed some playing time as a senior due to injury (leg). But unlike Crick, Dennard was less tested as a senior once back from injury because he lost that elite player on the opposite side. He has some of the same traits as Prince, in that he is smart, plays with instincts and understands how to support in run defense. While he is not particularly stellar in any single trait, he has the size, athletic ability and overall above-average skills that blend together to make him a nice prospect. He is the type of corner who could contribute heavily on special teams in his rookie year. Although he has not been tested much working in the slot, he could likely be picked in the late first or early second round.
Published: April 9, 2012 at 07:35 p.m.
University of Nebraska CB Alfonzo Dennard talks about his influences and motivation as he prepares to enter the NFL.
Published: March 25, 2012 at 08:08 p.m.
Watch Nebraska DB Alfonzo Dennard work out at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.