UA Combine Report: DB

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Scout.com takes a moment to look at the top performers at the defensive back position from the UnderArmour National Combine, that was held today at Wide World of Sports.

When you put everything together Vernon Hargreaves, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound corner from Wharton High (Fla.) may have been the overall MVP of the entire event. He not only had a a lot of success in the drills and one-on-ones, but he was a freak from a testing standpoint. He ran a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 7.1 L-Cone, a 4.12 pro-shuttle and posted a freakish 34.5 vertical jump.

Hargreaves has all of the tools, but when asked to man up the offenses best receiver the UnderArmour coaching staff had another guy in mind for the task.

"Edna Karr product Noel Ellis of Louisiana drew praise from defensive backs coach Don Cox as the best pure cover man on the day," informed Scout.com National Director Scott Kennedy. "He has good size and showed a solid change of direction when having to cover half the field during one on one drills."

At safety people suggested that Marcell Harris, a 6-foot-1, 197-pounder from South Lake High (Fla.) could end up growing in to a linebacker, but he moved like a swift defensive back, and seems to have a bright future at the safety position in college. He ran well and closed quickly, knocking balls away that looked to be sure completions. He also timed well, running a 4.59 on what was a slow track.

Scout.com's Geoff Vogt from Florida was high on a super sleeper from the Sunshine State. "Fort Walton Beach's John Marvin tested well and he might have been the surprise of the combine from the state of Florida point of view. He displayed the potential to even play CB in certain schemes at his size," Vogt said.


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