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Another Diamond in the rough CB available later?

I was talking to a friend tonight about guys he might've heard around the pro day circuit in regards to CBs since that is a major draft need, and he mentioned one name to me I hadn't heard (after the jump)


He mentioned Arizona St CB Omar Bolden. WHO? You may ask, well let me explain. Bolden was a 2 yr starter at CB for the Sun Devils and set to have a breakout year as a SR this year until he suffered a terrible ACL tear during Spring practice, my buddy who does draft analysis said given the drop off and the group of guys at the top had it not been for that injury, he would at least be considered an early 2nd rounder AT LEAST. He is prototypical size at 5'10 and 202 and impressive all 3 starting yrs. Here is his draft snapshot and accolades each yr: Draft Scout Snapshot: Pre-2011: Tore an ACL during spring 2011 practices, status for 2011 unclear. 2010: One of only four unanimous selections for the 2010 All-Pacific-10 Conference First-Team as selected by the league's coaches…had team high seven pass breakups for the season, also led Sun Devil defense with three interceptions for 85 yards…collected 52 tackles, including 37 solo stops for the year…returned 11 kickoffs for 321 yards and a 29.2 yard average…for his work as a return specialist, Bolden also was named Second-Team All-Pac-10. 2009: Recorded an interception, a pass break-up and four tackles (two solo) in the first four games of the season (two starts) before suffering knee injury in practice during week leading up to game at Washington State…Sat the remaining eight games of the year…gathered 123 yards on two kick returns, one a 89-yard touchdown. 2008: Started all 12 games at cornerback…finished fifth on the team with 49 tackles (37 solo)…totaled seven pass break-ups and two interceptions on the season…was an Honorable Mention Sophomore All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com. 2007: Played in all 13 games, making nine starts…became a starting cornerback in the fifth game of the season, and remained a starter for the rest of the year…totaled 33 tackles (24 solo), six pass break-ups and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown, on the season…was selected to several media All-Freshman Teams…won the Bill Kajikawa Sun Devil Award, given to the team's most outstanding freshman, at the team's year-end banquet. Here is the link to his profile - http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=68657&draftyear=2012&genpos=CB He is now fully healthy and my buddy told me wowed a lot of scouts at the Az St Pro Day ran in the 4.45 range and was very fluid and would easily be a steal pick in the 5th round.

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