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SI writer gives Cason some underrated love!

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Stan_The_Man_12, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Stan_The_Man_12

    Stan_The_Man_12 BoltTalker

    Jan 7, 2008
    Defensive back
    Overrated: Justin King, Penn State

    King was one of those guys who came in with a big reputation out of high school and elicited a lot of excitement as a true freshman when Penn State used him in spot duty on offense and as a return man. No question the guy is fast, but I never understood the acclaim as a cornerback. In a game I covered in Happy Valley last season, Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie basically did whatever he wanted against him. Ditto Mario Manningham in a game the two played their freshman seasons. Great athlete? Yes. Great cornerback? Debatable. And certainly not better than this guy ...

    Underrated: Antoine Cason, Arizona

    Four-year starter. Three-time All Pac-10 honoree. Fifteen career interceptions, including three touchdowns. And a signature, nationally televised performance last season against then second-ranked Oregon in which he scored on both a 42-yard interception return and a 56-yard punt return. I'm not sure you could ask for a more solid, consistent four-year career by a major-conference cornerback (Aqib Talib turned pro early), yet he's only considered a second-rounder, well behind a guy from Troy (Leodis McKelvin) and a guy from Tennessee State (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie). What more did the guy need to do?

    Obviously writen before the draft.

    Good get AJ so far, lets see if he can play in our system!

    Stan :rivers17:
  2. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

    Sep 5, 2007
    He's definitely got potential.

    We already had the best 1-2 corner duo in the league.

    If Cason pans out, we'll have the best 1-2-3 corner troika in the league!

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