Alfonzo Dennard Scouting Report

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Alfonzo Dennard Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: Big10
School: Nebraska Corn Huskers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #15
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 205 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 7.17 in 2012 by NE

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.55
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump10'1

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Dennard is a classic example of an aggressive cornerback with good athleticism, but he lacks any elite skills. He's a well-rounded cornerback who will need to improve his tackling; that aside, with some technique coaching he will develop into a solid pro.

Dennard runs really well in man to man coverage and is able to stay on the hip of receivers. In press coverage, he really gets after opponents and can move receivers off their line. When the ball is in the air, he needs to improve his reaction. Sometimes, he flails for the ball rather than taking the extra split-second to locate the ball and therefore make a more effective swipe at it. He doesn't display particularly good hands to secure the pick, nor the ability to leap and catch the ball. Dennard can be caught playing too aggressive and will need to learn to play within himself and know his speed limitations.

His biggest asset may be his competitiveness and focus within the game. His instincts and read/reaction to the receiver are good, but can be beat by quality route runners and double moves. Dennard will need to improve footwork to make cleaner breaks on the ball and make cleaner transitions with his hips.

There are some recent concerns about his speed, which have pushed him out of first round consideration.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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