With the 114th overall pick of the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected former Oklahoma Sooner standout and cornerback, Aaron Colvin. On Wednesday it was announced that the 6-0 192-pound Colvin had agreed to terms with the franchise.
The #Jaguars have signed fourth-round selection CB Aaron Colvin (@AColvin14), a product of @OU_Athletics. PIC: pic.twitter.com/WF8dzw54QF— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) May 21, 2014
Although the Jaguars didn't necessarily need to address the cornerback postion in this draft, the risk versus reward seemed to be too great to pass up. Initially projected as a mid-second round pick, Colvin slipped into the fourth before hearing his name called. The reason for the slip? There is no doubt that a torn ACL during senior bowl practices caused a few teams to look elsewhere as Colvin's draft stock fell to a 6-7 round prediction.
Colvin says he's on pace to be cleared to participate in non-contact work by the start of training camp but there's always concern when a player is coming off a major knee injury. The tendency, especially for a young player, is to rush back before they're ready. The Jaguars have to make sure he doesn't jeopardize his future by doing too much too soon. - Michael DiRocco via NFL Nation (ESPN)
Whether Colvin will be considered a reach or a steal has yet to be determined. Regardless, Sooner Nation as well as the state of Oklahoma is pulling for this home grown product!