Tom Marino: Scouting the Cornerbacks

Get the scoop on this year's CB crop from an NFL scout with over 35 years experience.

THE BEST

1. Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
40: 4.43v Ht: 5102v Wt: 197v Rating: 1.14
A shutdown corner with adequate size and outstanding quickness. Has race horse speed, a very smooth compact, explosive hips and the ability to stick his foot in the ground and close to the ball. No wasted movement or extra steps. Underneith close was rare. Impressive play instincts and anticipation. Has the speed to easily stay on top of receivers on deep routes. Inconsistent hands and was just an adequate tackler. Special player. Top round selection

2. Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
40: 4.39v Ht: 5102v Wt: 190v Rating: 1.141
very talented, highly athletic DC with exceent speed and man off cover skills. Physical press corner (aggressive & quick with his hands). Compact pedal with quick feet (no wasted movement or steps). Was physical & effective in run support. Competes extremely hard. Return skills only add to his pedigree. Was slightly disappointed in his ball skills, but this player has the skills to start quickly at the pro level. Round # 1

3. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
40: 4.36v Ht: 6014v Wt: 184v Rating: 1.156
First impressed me with his Penn relays effort in 2007. Is a great looking athlete with speed to burn. Didn't think early on he was very physical or tough, but improved greatly over the season. Gets people on the ground, but wasn't a drive through, wrap up tackler. Pedal and turns were smooth and I felt he could flip his hips and go. Like his plant and drive and showed good ball skills. Was impressed with Senior Bowl efforts. Late 1st or top of the 2nd consideration.

4. Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
40: 4.50v Ht: 6006v Wt: 202v Rating: 1.203
Talented shutdown corner with a world of ability. Like his size, zone awareness and ball skill. Is field fast, has excellent feet, plant and drive skills, with rare ball awareness. Sorts it out very quickly, has wideout hands and has outstanding match up possibilities on the outside. Good but not an exceptional tackler. Has some off the field concerns that need to be addressed. Has possible late first potential, but is more likely a mid second round draft selection.

5. Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut
40: 4.35v Ht: 5113v Wt: 208v Rating: 1.241
I really liked what I saw with this player. Is strong, athletic and played physical. Big hitter and a secured well as a tackler. Has the size and speed to match up on the outside vs a speed receiver. Can play off man effectively and was impressive when rerouting receivers on press coverage. Appears to have playing smarts and savvy, but also appeared somewhat stiff in his hips. Has questionable ball skills. Has mid 2nd to 3rd round draft consideration

6. Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado
40: 4.43v Ht: 5095v Wt: 187v Rating: 1.295
Has very impressive cover skills (man to man and in zone) Very impressive athlete. (feet, hips, balance abd quickness) Showed easy acceleration. Can mirror and cover the double move. Marginal run support guy. Gives an effort, but struggled to get off blocks and get to the ball carrier. Little guy who looked like the proto type nickel back. Has late 2nd to solid 3rd round draft consideration.

7. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
40: 4.55v Ht: 6002v Wt: 191v Rating: 1.301
OVA transfer. I liked this players athletic ability, direction change and potential as a edge pass rusher in a 3-4 scheme. Good stride length to top of the rush and bend and use of hands to alter course and finish. Active within the running game showing both range and instincts. Good wrap up tackler. Possible end in 4-3 scheme. Competition level is a concern, but this is a talented high ceiling player. Round 3-4.

8. Justin King, CB, Penn State
40: 4.37v Ht: 5107v Wt: 192v Rating: 1.305
A raw prospect with very good athletic ability & a rare combination of speed & acceleration. Was very inconsistent in his play in 2007. Can do all of the things you want physically, but lacks playing instincts / concentration. Man cover were were uneven. Better press then off corner. Questionable zone awareness.Adequate tackler (gets them off their feet). Lined up at WR in 07, but is just a take off guy. Rare talent, but buyer beware. Round 2 -3.

9. Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
40: 4.54v Ht: 6004v Wt: 202v Rating: 1.314
Has size, experience and Athletic ability. I felt he was effective underneath cover corner (good balance points and plant and drive skills) Has good hands (wide catching radius), long arms and was a more then adequate wrap up tackler. Only negitives appeared to be his top speed and his ability to play the ball down the field. Didn't think that he positioned himself or reacted to the ball in flight. Experienced and consistent but just not a racehorse. Late 2 to mid 3rd.

10. Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
40: 4.49v Ht: 6000v Wt: 200v Rating: 1.315
Unranked player coming into his senior season who has made great strides as a player. Has excellent size, runs extremely well (can match up against the race horses in the league), but needs a great deal of work on his position skills. Felt he played tall and was somewhat stiff in his hips. Not a tough guy and has very poor ball skills. Is going to be drafted sooner then my grade would indicate, but is not near ready to impact at the NFL level. Draft round # 3

11. Antwaun Molden, CB, Eastern Kentucky
40: 4.43v Ht: 6006v Wt: 198v Rating: 1.33
Toledo transfer who has lined up at both corner and safety. Also has run the sprints and track. Has excellent size and speed to go along with excellent quickness and excellent athletic ability. Equally impressive in press and when working off. Showed explosive hips, quick feet, and the speed to match up with speed receivers. Just didn't see A-1 ball skills and play making ability. Is not there yet, but has too much physical talent not to play. Round # 3 to 4.

12. Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
40: 4.49v Ht: 5107v Wt: 188v Rating: 1.39
Became the first IU CB to be named first-team All-Big Ten since '89; Second in IU history with 16 interceptions, including six in 2007. Career-high 75 tackles as a senior. Has a lot of speed and athletic ability, but is just not very physical and or tough. A "you first" grab tackler. Had 6 picks, but I still question his overall ball skills. Punt return skills is a real plus. Late 3nd or top of the 4th round consideration.

13. Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise State
40: 4.35v Ht: 5100v Wt: 192v Rating: 1.392
This is a solidly built player with outstanding speed and easy acceleration. Gets from point A to point B very quickly. Has good hips and showed the ability to plant and drive on the ball underneath. Liked his foot quicks, balance points and ability to turn and go when defending the deep ball. I didn't see outstanding ball skills and zone play was Inconsistent. Returner skills (punt) are a . Round 5 â€" 7 draft potential.

14. Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
40: 4.59v Ht: 5096v Wt: 189v Rating: 1.445
This player has good feet and is a fast twitch athlete short area player (quicker then fast). Worked out of a compact pedal and kept good relationship with receivers in his cushion.Has marginal speed, but compensated for this critical shortcoming with excellent playing instincts, awareness, and anticipation. Has impressive ball skills. More then held his own defending the run. Is a good player, but is undersized and lacks the pure speed to cover the race horses.

15. Jack Williams, CB, Kent State
40: 4.36v Ht: 5090v Wt: 178v Rating: 1.446
Liked this players aggressiveness, quickness in a limited area and toughness particularly for a little man. Has quick feet, man cover skills and showed the ability to plant and close to the ball. On the negative side is undersized and likely to be limited to a sub package special teams role. Dangerous kick returner. Was injured for much ot the 07 season and this is an area where their may be future concerns. Is undersized, but you can't find enough cover corners.

16. Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin
40: 4.45e Ht: 5104v Wt: 194v Rating: 1.449
Good player with impressive press corner skills. Suffered a serious ACL injury to his right knee in pre-Combine training which may well affect his value and draft standing. Is a fluid athlete with quick feet. He gets an excellent break, but made few plays on the football (1 int. in 07). Very physical in press coverage. Involved in an off the field incident in Illinois that will be scrutinized by the pro clubs. Top two round selection (big upside) if all the pieces fit.

17. Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
40: 4.64v Ht: 6000v Wt: 192v Rating: 1.45
Experienced hand with position skills, awareness and size. Just doesn't have the type of speed you look for out on an island. Best suited to play in a cover 2 scheme. Has adequate ball skills. Good tackler (particularly for the position). Has a duel chance to play on a wing or on the inside. A good football player, but if you struggle with speed, they (OC's) within the NFL will find you. Mid round (3 - 4) consideration.

18. Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
40: 4.47v Ht: 5116v Wt: 207v Rating: 1.455
Doesn't play as fast as timed speed. Does have quick feet and short area quickness. A lot of bail technique,which leads me to believe that he would be best suited to play in a cover 2 scheme or move inside to the safety position. Showed a tendency to bite on double moves and was late to turn and go (lets receiver close cushion far too quickly). Has second day (4th to 5th) draft consideration.

19. Darnell Terrell, CB, Missouri
40: 4.49v Ht: 6016v Wt: 203v Rating: 1.565
Has all physical numbers you look for in a wing, but I was disappointing in his play. Lacks the feet, hips and man cover skills for a corner & was neither tough or physical enough to play effectively inside. A marginal tackler in my estimation. In fairness to the player may be playing DC due to team needs rather then where he best fits into a scheme. Adequate hands and may be best suited to line up as a FS. Just a guy. Late round (5th - 7th) consideration

20. Trae Williams, CB, South Florida
40: 4.54v Ht: 5090v Wt: 193v Rating: 1.662
Experienced four year regular. Liked his foot quicks, body control and I felt his hands were outstanding for the position. The problem that I see with this player is that he does not have top speed for the position and is short in stature. Marginal strength and overall effectiveness in press coverage. Was marginal in run support (marginal wrap up tackler who missed too frequently). A nickel back and back up corner. 6th to 7th draft potential.

21. Zack Bowman, CB, Nebraska
40: 4.44v Ht: 6001v Wt: 197v Rating: 1.762
Athletic corner with size, speed and match up potential on the outside, but has not recovered from a knee reconstruction sustained during in 2006. Struggled with direction chance and was inconsistent with his plant and drive. Just wouldn't or couldn't pull the trigger. Late to fill the ally. Came back too fast and did not play with confidence. Might take a late round flyer on this player, but the thought that he might well be two year's away from contributing.

22. Marcus Walker, CB, Oklahoma
40: 4.61v Ht: 5103v Wt: 191v Rating: 1.764
Smooth athletic cover two corner prospect with good feet, balance points and pedal. Has good speed, but I didn't see the suddenness that is necessary to cover speed on the outside. Let receiver close the cushion too quickly & was late to turn. Has man cover skills, but I didn't think he showed much in the way of ball skills. Not a very physical player. See him as a sub package corner and special teams contributor. Round 5 - 6..

23. Dwight Lowery, CB, San Jose State
40: 4.68v Ht: 5111v Wt: 201v Rating: 1.767
Impressive looking physically with good hips and feet. Has ball skills and good hands, but the big problem that I see with this player is he really can't run and will have a difficult time in man coverage. Gets people on the ground, but I wouldn't consider him a tenacious hitter. Will need to play in a cover two scheme or move inside if he is to have any real chance of playing.

24. Wilrey Fontenot, CB, Arizona
40: 4.48v Ht: 5086v Wt: 171v Rating: 1.79
This is an undersized, but talented corner with adequate speed and very good quickness. I liked his feet, quick hips and the way he competed in all games viewed. Is a more then adequate tackler who will stick his face in there. Makes plays. Is not really as big nor fast enough, but I loved his playing charactor. Has physical limitations, but I liked his overall game. Has sub package playing potential . 7th or priority free agent consideration.

26. DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
40: 4.63v Ht: 5086v Wt: 189v Rating: 1.793
Little guy who does not play near as fast as his (07) spring speed. Best when he can keep things in front of him. Trouble down the field (deep) or when the field shortens (red zone). Marginal burst to close or to turn and go. Does have very good ball skills, is smart, and showed good zone awareness. Falls off too many tackles. Best suited to play in nickel and dime package. A poor man's Dre Bly (without the speed). Has 5th to 7th round draft consideration.

27. Glenn Sharpe, CB, Miami (FL)
40: 4.57v Ht: 5115v Wt: 184v Rating: 1.794
Burst on to the scene early (true freshman), but has not made significant progress since that time. Has size and speed to cover and react to throws down the field. Fluid in his turns. while also showing the hands and feet to play effectively in press coverage. Somewhat disappointing in his ball skills. Non factor within the run game. Below average tackler. Nickel potential. Seventh round or PFA.

28. Justin Tryon, CB, Arizona State
40: 4.45v Ht: 5087v Wt: 190v Rating: 1.796
Tough little cover corner with good feet, a compact pedal and the ability to turn and go. Showed quick hips and can stick his foot in the ground and close on the ball underneath. Is a little man, but was physical defending the run. Lack of length will limit him in match up situations, but this player doesn't back down. Was fiesty and tough. Has strong sub package and kick off return potential. Plays a good deal bigger then his numbers. Round 6 - 7

29. Jonathan Zenon, CB, LSU
40: 4.63v Ht: 5116v Wt: 191v Rating: 1.797
Tough experienced combo guy (corner and safety). Has size, but lacks the top end speed to consistently get over the top in half coverage. Will struggle with the race horses on the outside (didn’t see the necessary burst).Said to play his own game and doesn't always prepare for the job at hand. A cover two corner prospect. Has played a lot of football in a big arena, but I just think I have a feeling he will really struggle at the next level. Free agent prospect

THE REST

Brandon Sumrall, CB, Southern Miss
40: 4.66v Ht: 5097v Wt: 195v Rating: 1.8

Justin McKinney, CB, Kansas State
40: 4,60v Ht: 5093v Wt: 188v Rating: 1.8

Dowayne Davis, CB, Syracuse U
40: 4.55e Ht: 5111v Wt: 194v Rating: 1.792
Tweener. Smart and experienced. Has played both safety and corner. Good work ethic, impressive physical skills, can fly, but has limitations. A straight line guy, who had problems with direction change. Cover two corner potential. Has the size and speed you want outside, but the lack of COD concerns me. Long strider. More of a hitter then he was a wrap up tackler. Good teams potential. Late round (6-7) draft potential.

DeAudra Dix, CB, Johnson C. Smith
40: 4.54v Ht: 5093v Wt: 179v Rating: 1.8
Undersized small college corner with ball skills and awareness. Has also bee a particularly good returner and special team player

Derrick Huff, CB, Eastern Kentucky U
40: 4.53v Ht: 5106v Wt: 193v Rating: 1.8
Conference player of the year in 2007. Doesn't have top speed and or quickness but has good ball skills and instincts. Sorts things out quickly in zone coverage. More in the cover two mode. Priority free agent consideration

Donovan Alexander, CB, No Dakota U
40: 4.46v Ht: 5114v Wt: 185v Rating: 1.8

Isaiah Gardner, CB, Maryland U
40: Ht: 5106v Wt: 196v Rating: 1.8

Brandon Carr, CB, Grand Valley St
40: 4.47v Ht: 5117v Wt: 204v Rating: 1.8

Brandon Foster, CB, Texas U
40: 4.31v Ht: 5075v Wt: 185v Rating: 1.8
Undersized corner prospect with solid cover skills. Has good speed and showed the ability to accelerate and close on the football. Good special teams production and potential (gunner). Good college player, but his physical limitation will follow him to the next level. Has a chance to factor as a nickel back in the right system. Priority free agent prospect.

Brian Witherspoon, CB, Stillman
40: 4.32v Ht: 5103v Wt: 174v Rating: 1.8

Cortney Grixby, CB, Nebraska U
40: 4.52v Ht: 5086v Wt: 175v Rating: 1.8

Darren Toney, CB, Arkansas St
40: 4.48v Ht: 5103v Wt: 180v Rating: 1.8

Kennard Cox, CB, Pittsburgh U
40: 4.60e Ht: 5117v Wt: 197v Rating: 1.8

Marcus Brown, CB, McNeese St
40: 4.53v Ht: 6011v Wt: 201v Rating: 1.8
Explosive football player with all the measureables one looks for at the position, but was daisappointing in his man cover skills

Mil'Von James, CB, UNLV
40: 4.46v Ht: 5116v Wt: 197v Rating: 1.8
UCLA transfer. Played particularly well as a senior. Makes plays on the football although did not catch especially well. Like his size and physical make up and did show some instincts. Runs well in his pads. Has late potential, but at the very least is a priority free agent

Jonathan Wilhite, CB, Auburn U
40: 4.45v Ht: 5094v Wt: 185v Rating: 1.8

Roderick Mosley, CB, Texas A&M-Kingsville
40: 4.47v Ht: 5093v Wt: 178v Rating: 1.8

Scorpio Babers, CB, Sam Houston St
40: 4.39v Ht: 5111v Wt: 192v Rating: 1.8

Terrell Vinson, CB, Purdue U
40: 4.56v Ht: 5091v Wt: 184v Rating: 1.8
Wyoming and Saddleback JC transfer. Was an outstanding prep running back. Injured red shirt in 2004. Thown into the fire immediately after arriving at Purdue in 2006 and showed marked improvement in his two seasons. Good ball reaction. Marginal in support. Adequate free agent prospect.

Terrell Walden, CB, Lane College
40: 4.34v Ht: 5096v Wt: 162v Rating: 1.8
Undersized Miami transfer with great speed. May well be one of the fastest players in the country, but lacks the physical size and toughness to take on big people or tackle. Question if he could hold up physically

Trey Brown, CB, UCLA
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 1.8

Michael Medina, CB, Wyoming U
40: 4.52v Ht: 5106v Wt: 192v Rating: 1.9

Ryan Gilliam, CB, South Florida U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 1.9

Travis Williams, CB, East Carolina U
40: 4.46v Ht: 5092v Wt: 186v Rating: 1.9
Saw action carrying, catching, returning and defending the ball. The nation's fourth-leading punt returner as a freshman

Wopamo Osaisai, CB, Stanford U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 1.9

Thomas Flowers, CB, Georgia U
40: Ht: 5094v Wt: 184v Rating: 1.9

Stanley Franks, CB, Idaho U
40: 4.42v Ht: 5087v Wt: 177v Rating: 1.9

Stephon Rhea, CB, Stephen F Austin
40: 4.46v Ht: 5090v Wt: 174v Rating: 1.9

Rodney Van, CB, UCLA
40: Ht: 5105v Wt: 173v Rating: 1.9

Roland Minor, CB, Virginia Tech
40: 4.59v Ht: 5113v Wt: 207v Rating: 1.9
back up player. Excellent change of direction

Quintez Secka, CB, Louisiana-Monroe
40: 4.71v Ht: 5106v Wt: 196v Rating: 1.9

Reggie Corner, CB, Akron U
40: Ht: 5087v Wt: 178v Rating: 1.9

Josh Bell, CB, Baylor U
40: 4.46v Ht: 5111v Wt: 178v Rating: 1.9

Patrick Wells, CB, Ferris St
40: 4.51v Ht: 5111v Wt: 195v Rating: 1.9

Martel Van Zant, CB, Oklahoma St
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 1.9
Hearing impaired cover two corner whi was benched at the mid point of the 2007 season. Is a tough physical player, but does not look comfortable in coverage (struggles on his plant and drive) and doesn't have the deep speed to play over his head. Good kid, but will hav to be in the right system to have any chance of factoring at the professional level. Free agent.

Matterral Richardson, CB, Arkansas U
40: 4.76v Ht: 5110v Wt: 194v Rating: 1.9
Tough, good press cover skills With no speed. Stiff in the hips. Struggles to come out of his cushion. Best in the under zones. Questionable to play over his head. Priority free agent prospect

Kyle Arrington, CB, Hofstra
40: 4.42v Ht: 5096v Wt: 193v Rating: 1.9

Lee Arthur Dizer, CB, Grambling St
40: 4.55e Ht: 5101v Wt: 173v Rating: 1.9

Leslie Majors, CB, Indiana U
40: 4.51v Ht: 5095v Wt: 162v Rating: 1.9
Good playing instincts and athletic ability. Is very slight looking and had a difficult time getting off blocks. Will give effort in run support, but had a tough time getting off blocks and taking on big people. Free agent prospect, who has a chance to factor as a nickel back.

Lionell Singleton, CB, Florida International
40: 4.50e Ht: 5085v Wt: 174v Rating: 1.9

Davanzo Tate, CB, Akron U
40: Ht: 5097v Wt: 187v Rating: 1.9
West Virginai Transfer

Chris Baloney, CB, Arizona St
40: 4.50e Ht: 5110e Wt: 195e Rating: 1.9

Andre Jones, CB, Nebraska U
40: 4.52v Ht: 5106v Wt: 193v Rating: 1.9
Kentucky and Fresno City College transfer. Was disappointed in his overall performance. Let receiver close the cushion far too quickly. Uneven concentration level. Runs well, but doesn't have quick speed. Adequate free agent prospect.

Alton Widemon, CB, Baylor U
40: 4.55e Ht: 5104e Wt: 180e Rating: 1.9

J.R. Bryant, CB, Florida St
40: 4.69v Ht: 5117v Wt: 184v Rating: 1.9
Highly recruited prep player with quickness and savvy, but just doesn't have either the speed and or burst to play out on a wing at the professional level. Inconsistent senior season. Don't see him as having any draft potential within the league. Adequate free agent

James Tabuteau, CB, Truman St
40: 4.52v Ht: 6005v Wt: 209v Rating: 1.9

Jarrid Gaines, CB, Miami (Ohio) U
40: 4.35v Ht: 5107v Wt: 182v Rating: 1.9

Jimmie Sutton, CB, No Carolina St
40: 4.57v Ht: 5101v Wt: 183v Rating: 1.9

Avery Roberson, CB, Georgia Tech
40: 4.60e Ht: 6006v Wt: 189v Rating: 1.9

Eric Wicks, CB, West Virginia U
40: 4.65e Ht: 5113v Wt: 203v Rating: 1.9

Eric Gray, CB, Alabama U
40: 4.79v Ht: 5105v Wt: 195v Rating: 2

Denatay Heard, CB, Stillman
40: 4.42v Ht: 5091v Wt: 165v Rating: 2

Jonathan Lindley, CB, SMU
40: 4.77v Ht: 5101v Wt: 196v Rating: 2

Jamario McClain, CB, Ouachita Baptist
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

J.J. Yates, CB, No Carolina A&T
40: 4.68v Ht: 5084v Wt: 164v Rating: 2

Ambrose Wooden, CB, Notre Dame
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Adam Shada, CB, Iowa U
40: 4.62v Ht: 5111v Wt: 188v Rating: 2

Al Phillips, CB, Wagner College
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Anthony Hailstock, CB, Virginia St
40: 4.65e Ht: 5096v Wt: 183v Rating: 2

Antonio Lewis, CB, West Virginia U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Brandon Carr, CB, Bethel College (MN)
40: 4.55e Ht: 5090e Wt: 180e Rating: 2

Chris Parker, CB, Texas Tech
40: 4.69v Ht: 5103v Wt: 181v Rating: 2

Christian Varner, CB, Maryland U
40: Ht: 5105v Wt: 203v Rating: 2

Cary Williams, CB, Washburn
40: 4.53v Ht: 6006v Wt: 178v Rating: 2

Damon Jenkins, CB, Fresno St
40: 4.65e Ht: 5107v Wt: 197v Rating: 2

Maurice Leggett, CB, Valdosta St
40: Ht: 5105v Wt: 184v Rating: 2

Paul Pratt, CB, Nevada U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Nate Banks, CB, Mississippi U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Nigel Morris, CB, Toledo U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Octavius Love, CB, Tusculum
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Ricky Wilson, CB, Northern Arizona U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

Rashaun Scott, CB, Boise St
40: Ht: 5102v Wt: 189v Rating: 2

Roshaun Fellows, CB, Tennessee U (ex)
40: 4.66v Ht: 5103v Wt: 185v Rating: 2

Steven Williams, CB, Harvard U
40: Ht: 5107v Wt: 187v Rating: 2
A good college football player but was not very physical and or tough. Quicker then fast. Will have a difficult time covering the race horses within the league. Smart and aware but has too many physical limitations.

Tim Sims, CB, Stanford U
40: 4.55e Ht: 5101v Wt: 194v Rating: 2

Vaughn Rivers, CB, West Virginia U
40: Ht: Wt: Rating: 2

SCOUTING NOTATION 101
The small "v" which follows the HT, WT, and forty time is the designation for verified. Other designations may include "e" for estimated, "b" for borrowed (from another scout), or "c" for coaches measurement or timed by a college coach.

Heights: The first number in the four numerals height represents the individual in feet while the second and third numbers represents a player in inches, while the last number in fractions of an inch (exclusively by the 1/8th of an inch.  Thus the following examples:

5105v - 5 for five feet, the10 represent ten inches, and the 5 (five) represents five-eights of another inch.

6017v - Six feet, one and seven-eights verified. 

All professional prospects and or suspects are measured numerous times during the course of a scouting season.  The first takes place generally in the spring of his junior at regularly scheduled "Pro days" at his university. At the conclusion of the season, scouts will on some occasions measure a prospect during a school visit.  Players are weighed and measured at every post season all-star contests.  At some lower level games, players are also given the opportunity to run. The next occasion takes place at the Indianapolis scouting combine, followed by individual or team workouts at the university and finally when a player if flown in to visit at a team site.

 


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