Rhodes is certainly a top 5 corner in this class. His hips and transition are both spectacular for a corner that size. He's a guy that FSU can leave out on island in man coverage against the best receivers in college football and trust that he's going to hold up.
It wouldn't surprise if he's in the mix to be the first CB selected.
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Rhodes is a good player that I've enjoyed watching but I think at some point there could be a harsh reality moment in store for him where he's forced to switch to safety. But at least with him it will feel like a positive transition whereas David Amerson is being chased into that position with an angry mob of dogs, torches and pitch forks at his back. Amerson is making the kind of negative transition that makes me wonder if I wasn't just wrong period and he's really not a good football player at all at the next level, regardless of position. But Rhodes I wouldn't see it quite that way.
as for trufant and hawthorne i think it's possible they both get to late round 2...depends on how they run etc...i know one thing i like hawthornes feet in his pedal i think that kids got really good feet and he stays pretty low in his pedal...i really like him...tough for me who i'd take if i had the choice b/t them both...i like trufant a lot in press man and heck he had a very good game tape in off coverages last friday also...
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Every year it's the same story. The corners that will rise will be the ones with elite speed and movement skills and the corners that will fall will be the ones that don't have that. I happen to think Desmond Trufant has those things so I do think he'll rise.
Rhodes would have to run something above 4.55 for me to consider him anything other than a cornerback. He has too much fluidity in his hips and plays press coverage too well to be anything but an asset in an aggressive scheme. Amerson is simply too stiff to play corner in the NFL and has no recovery speed. However, he can tackle.... and he does have terrific ball skills when he can keep the action in front of him. That saves him in my estimation. Keeping the action in front of him is the problem.
Will Davis is a really good corner for Utah St. He had great battle with Quinton Patton about a week or so ago. I scored it a draw.
issue i have with rhodes at safety is he doesn't strike me as a guy that likes contact...he doesn't seem to be a guy rallying to the ball or piling on all that much either...i think he plays a little soft to transition to safety...i'd be concerned there...heck i'd rather just go another direction all together at db period
Johnthan Banks has been burned more than any CB in the country this month. Donte Moncrief was torching him so bad that they had to take Banks off of him and put somebody else on him... which didn't help. He torched Darius Slay too. All this after getting burned by Alabama and LSU prior.
If the Dolphins are willing to toss another redshirt out to another talented but injured football player (a la Jonas Gray) then D.J. Hayden would be a good guy to keep around. You could sign him as a UDFA and help rehab him, and if he decides he wants to play football again you could help him accomplish that.
He was the C-USA Newcomer of the Year last year when he forced something like 5 fumbles and broke up 11 passes, intercepting 2 of them and returning 1 for a touchdown. He also had 8.0 TFLs and 66 tackles in what was a monstrous season. Then this year 2011 he only played in 9 games but racked up 4 interceptions and 2 more touchdowns (171 yards of INT return yardage), 8 PBUs, another forced fumble and 61 tackles.
During a collision in practice he tore his inferior vena cava, the large vein that brings blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. The injury is 95% fatal when it happens in the field, but somehow he pulled through and they got him patched up. It should take him about a year to recover. His mom doesn't want him back on a football field but she's anticipating that she'll lose that argument. You can file this one in the Mark Herzlich folder...but I'd still take the chance. At 6'0" and 190 lbs he looks fast enough to me.