Draft Profile: Prince Amukamara

Position: Cornerback
School: Nebraska
Year: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205

Strengths:

  • Good size and strength
  • Good short-distance burst, recovers and closes quickly
  • Great instincts, reads and reacts quickly
  • Fluid hips to turn and run
  • Smooth footwork
  • Excellent in both man-to-man press and zone coverage
  • Physical player and a solid tackler
  • Aggressive against the run
  • Good character

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks great straight-line speed
  • Gets a little too aggressive at times and sometimes bites on double moves and pump fakes
  • Questionable hands on interception opportunities
  • Needs to work on getting off receiver blocks better

Bottom Line on Prince Amukamara:

Prince Amukamara is a fantastic athlete with the size and strength to match up with any receiver, and is one of the top defensive backs in the 2011 NFL Draft class. He has the tools to be a No. 1 corner in any defensive scheme and should have a lot of success in the NFL. He has a couple things he needs to work on, but overall is a great prospect.Projection: As one of the top corners coming out, Amukamara should be one of the top 10 players off the board in April.

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  • Bobby King

    this will be a good pick if the coner back from LSU is already gone by pick 7… those are the 2 top CB hands down on the board

    • Bill

      If Peterson is gone, trade down a few spots and we can still get Prince. I see him going 11 or 12.

      I really hope we grab Ponder if he is available in the third. I think he can be successful in this league if he is worked with correctly.

  • mark222

    ponder aint nothing but a back up quarterback at best, i see us getting ryan mallet in the second round maybe or
    heck we might draft two quarterbacks in the draft i say get peterson if hes availble at #7 if not get prince our secondary is horrible our pass rush was decent last year but not great i' get dontay moch second round he can run a 4.44 at 250 pounds manny lawson aint cuttin it
    Me Personally i get a quarterback third and 4th we dont need a high draft pick to risk another alex smith failure montana was drafted in the 3rd round, i try to get andy dalton at 3rd or 4th and maybe greg mcrelroy is another good option ricky stanzi is another good option without risk we cant lose cause wed be drafting late, cardinals i belive will get von miller casue they know the 49ers will get him, bills are gonnna get cam newton, bengals will get blaine gabbert unless panthers get him first which i think they wont bc they might want to see what clasuen can do one more year personally i just cant see cam newton in a bengal jersey and gabbert in a bills jersey think about it i know its foolish but thts how i see it