I'll be honest... I could care less whether a cornerback is 5'10" or is 6'2" as long as they have skills, but I know a lot of people on here are OBSESSED with the big CB's. I don't agree but I do understand the thought process behind your views. I'd be happy as long as we got a corner who could keep up with a WR and can make a decent play on a ball/ break up a pass. For those of you who love late round sleepers (like me)... or those who love big cornerbacks (not me), I have a couple prospects for you:
CBSSPORTS.com has an article as does ROTOWORLD.com on prospects turning heads at the EAST-West shrine game. Check them out at your leisure:
Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina (6'1", 190 lbs.)
Small School prospect with the physical tools to get the job done. Norman has a tall, narrow frame with good length and muscle definition for the position; he definitely looks the part on the field. Through two practices, Norman shown off his quick feet and fluid hips, looking natural in reverse but also driving on plays in front of him with good timing and anticipation. He showed on several occasions his willingness to hit and get dirty, to go along with terrific ball skills when the ball was in his area. Norman could improve his footwork, but he is certainly holding his own against bigger-name receivers at the East-West shrine game.
Micah Pellerin,CB, Hampton (6-0/195)
Another small school player. Has also held his own at the Shrine game practices, even getting chippy with his receiver teammates. Pellerin looks very comfortable in coverage, not rushing his movements or drops until he recognizes the route. Like Norman, he has a tall, lean frame (6 feet, 195 pounds), but not as much bulk. Pellerin struggled a bit with his footwork in coverage drills, but he's decisive in his movements with a smooth backpedal, getting to top speed quickly. He played with confidence on the field and didn't back down or look tentative.
**** Both of these guys will be picked in the Middle rounds 4,5,6 at the earliest... pending a big jump in their stocks leading up to the draft.