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A look at Antonio Cromartie

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nflfans.com/x/2006/showplayer.php?key=Antonio%20Cromartie*">NFLFan.com</a>

    <img width="308" height="241" alt="Antonio Cromartie" title="Antonio Cromartie" src="http://www.floridatoday.com/galleries/news/091404miamifsu/9.jpg" />

    <strong><em>Pros:</em></strong> Tremendous height, and top attributes for his size. Great ball skills, and an all-around solid cover corner. Is able to play the run adequately as well, rare specimen for the CB position.
    <strong><em>Cons:</em></strong> Injury history and doesn't have that much experience. Scouts are also wondering whether he can get back his speed from before the injury.

    Draft Exchange Analysis:

    At Florida State: Regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the country...a preseason Playboy All-American...starts at left corner this year after rotating with Bryant McFadden and Leroy Smith last season...tied for second in the ACC with teammate Pat Watkins with four interceptions in 2004...earned first team All-ACC honors...listed as the No. 2 cornerback in the nation and a first team preseason All-American by The Sporting News...excellent speed, was a member of the FSU track team that won the ACC Championship in 2004...named the most improved defensive back this spring...also got some snaps at wide receiver and was responsible for several big catches in scrimmages ...averaged 22.9 yards per kickoff return as a sophomore...has played in all 25 of FSU's games in his first two years.

    Sophomore Year (2004): Established himself as one of the top playmakers in the country on national television in the opener at Miami...returned a fumble for a touchdown and added an acrobatic interception...had another score later in the season when he brought back an interception for a TD at Maryland...tied for second in the ACC in interceptions with four...recorded a career-high five tackles at Wake Forest...started for an injured Leroy Smith in the Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia and had two tackles and a pass break-up...played in all 12 games...also returned 19 kickoffs for 435 yards with a long of 61 (vs. Florida).

    Freshman Year (2003): Played in all 13 games including the Orange Bowl game against Miami...one of five true freshmen to play in 2003...earned substantial playing time at left cornerback...had four tackles against both Duke and Wake Forest...recorded three solo stops and an assisted tackle against Wake Forest...had an interception return for a touchdown against Duke...led the team in kickoff return yards and ranked fifth in the ACC with 568 yards on 24 returns...was 43rd overall and eighth among freshmen nationally in yards per kickoff return (23.7)...totaled 89 yards on three punt returns against Georgia Tech and had seven games of 50 yards or more on punt returns...longest return of 62 yards came against Duke.

    High School: Graduated from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee in 2003...named USA Today's National Defensive Player of the Year...earned Parade All-American honors as a defensive back his senior season...led Lincoln to a 12-1-1 record as a senior and to the state Class 4A state championship as a junior...a four-star player by Rivals.com and rated as the sixth best prep cornerback in the nation...alsonamed to their Southeast Top 100 and Florida Top 100...named to the All-Southern Team and as one of Florida's top 100 players by the Orlando Sentinel...voted as one of the state of Florida's top 100 players by the Florida Times Union...as a senior he had 30 pass receptions for 642 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 13 rushing attempts for 242 yards and three touchdowns on offense...also had 53 total tackles and six interceptions as a cornerback and returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns on special teams...as a junior he caught 28 passes for 483 yards and seven touchdowns and had 53 rushing attempts for 586 yards and six touchdowns...had four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown his junior season...as a forward on the basketball team he averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game...also a star on the track team and was a standout in the 110 meter dash (career-best time of 14.1 seconds) and as a member of the 4X100 meter relay team...selected Florida State over Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Michigan.

    Personal: Born April 15, 1984...majoring in social science.

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