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What The Jacksonville Jaguars Should Know, Now That They've Drafted Aaron Colvin

Colvin was a two-year All Conference corner at Oklahoma

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"This is as good of a value pick as there will be coming out of this draft. Before Senior Bowl (where he suffered a knee injury), I thought he might have been a Day 2 pick." -Mike Mayock (NFL.com)

Aaron Colvin suffered an unfortunate knee injury at the Senior Bowl that set him back in the draft but it certainly didn't decrease his potential value to a team. A versatile player who played both at safety and corner at Oklahoma, Colvin excelled at corner and became one of the best lock-down guys in the Big Twelve.

Making 36 starts in his four-year career, with 50 total appearances, Colvin recorded 234 total tackles at Oklahoma (15 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, and broke up 23 passes. The ability to shutdown half of the field resulted in opponents throwing away from him and set up teammate Zack Sanchez to be a Freshman All-American in 2013.

After moving to corner full-time in 2012, Colvin was named First-Team All Conference in both 2012 & 13. He was also a semifinalists for the Thorpe Award in 2013.

Vitals

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Career Moment 11-24-12

Some of Colvin's best moments in college came against the Texas Longhorns. In 2010 he made his first start against the Longhorns and recorded seven tackles. In 2011 he moved to strong safety and recorded eight tackles against the Longhorns. In 2012 he nabbed an interception against Texas and in 2013 he recorded a season-high nine tackles (2 for loss) in the Cotton Bowl.

Strengths

Body Size And Speed

Has a typical NFL corner body type and doesn't lose to taller receivers because of his athleticism. His speed keeps him from getting beat on vertical routes down field.

Smart

Colvin knows the game for football. He can read routes and is able to jump them. A frustrating defender for quarterbacks because he can also anticipate combo routes.

Technique

Everything from turning his hips to form tackling have been perfected by Colvin's incredible work ethic.

Weaknesses

Gets Blocked Out Too Easy

Although he's a solid tackler, Colvin had a tendency to get blocked away from plays at times.

Slow Foot Work

He has good speed but his slow foot work could also cause him to get separated from receivers at times.

Injury Prone

Hate to say this about a kid who was such an outstanding football player but Colvin suffered shoulder and knee injuries in college, along with concussions.