Francies boasts smooth hips, an explosive burst and a willingness to defend the run. All of those attributes were on full display throughout Senior Bowl week.
"I want to show everybody that I'm a hard worker and a talented athlete, and possibly get better at cornerback," he said from Mobile.
Francies lacks experience against top competition. He began his college career at the JUCO level, so he's only played 26 games of Div. I football.
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Francies transferred to San Jose State and was activated in time for the 2008 season. He immediately reestablished himself on the field, tallying 69 tackles and three picks.
He spent much of his week at the Senior Bowl looking to prove his worth on and off the field. Working under the guidance of a pro coaching staff helped with the former task.
"Working with the NFL coaches is a wonderful opportunity to showcase who I am and my talents," he said.
The Chargers appear set at the cornerback position, with former first-round picks Quentin Jammer, Antonio Cromartie and Antoine Cason manning the top-three spots. And as this scout pointed out, Cletis Gordon has the potential to round out a top quartet.
However, the Chargers finished last season with the worst pass defense in the AFC, and GM A.J. Smith is a firm believer that a team can never have too many talented corners.
Francies believes the Chargers have a lot to gain by calling his name on draft day.
"[They'd get] a hard worker, a devoted athlete, someone that's a very focused, intelligent athlete on and off the field," he said. "I'm someone who's going to do everything it takes to better the program and better myself."