LonghornDigest.com 2014 Texas Top 50

With the countdown nearing to a close, three of the players between 6-10 may play defensive back at the college level.

6) Kd Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant

Cannon might have been ahead of Heard on this list before he tested out not as impressively as many thought he would at Dallas NFTC. Often listed at 6-1, Cannon was measured at 5-11.5 and just 161 pounds. He also ran an electronic 4.56, a slower time than most projected him at. But whatever his numbers, Cannon is an outstanding receiver with big hands, deep speed and the swivel hips to lose defenders in space.

7) Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau — Baylor (SOFT)

Hall is big (6-2 190) and straight-line fast (4.49 seconds in the 40), but might be limiting himself by stating that he won't play anything but receiver at the next level. While those tools are nice for a wideout, Hall projects best as a big-bodied safety, somebody who can come downhill with his outstanding speed and smack receivers around.

8) Edward Paris, DB, Mansfield Timberview — LSU

Like Hall, somebody who could be hurting themselves by limiting their position at the next level, Paris lists himself as a cornerback, and he's good there, but he's potentially the best player in the in-state class as a safety. At 6-1 200, Paris is thick enough to come up and hit, while he also runs pretty darned well. LSU often likes bigger corners, and has invaded Texas for a few in the past couple years, so he could fit well there.

9) Nick Harvey, DB, Fort Bend Travis — Texas A&M

An athlete with great quickness and change of direction, Harvey could probably play any number of positions at the next level. His choice is to play at free safety, and it's easy to see that with his range, and the way he plays the ball, he could develop into a turnover machine there. Really a big-time player and a versatile athletic talent.

10) Zach Whitley, LB, Galena North Shore — Alabama

If Hoza Scott is the best linebacker in-state, Whitley isn't far off. A destroying hitter with sideline-to-sideline range, Whitley may be the state's best linebacker in the tackle box. Because of his nasty nature, desire to mix it up and his athleticism, he could project at one one of the three linebacker spots, and should be an impact player at whichever one the Alabama staff chooses for him.

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