The New England Patriots might have found a real gem in the seventh round when they drafted cornerback Alfonzo Dennard from the University of Nebraska.
Early in the draft process, Dennard was considered an early-round draft pick. However, he struggled to perform well at the NFL Combine and his Pro Day, leaving teams to wonder if he was ready for the NFL.
On top of that, Dennard struggled with injuries throughout his college career, making him even more of a risk as a top draft pick.
Still, the fact that Dennard fell all the way to the seventh round was one of the biggest surprises in the entire draft. This is a kid who has the physique and skills to succeed early in his career. He is athletic and has the type of short memory that you want in a cornerback.
Though he has a short-term memory on the field, there is no doubt that Dennard will look to show up all of the 31 teams that passed him up for seven rounds in the draft.