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Cornerback/Safety Antone Exum (6'1", 220 lbs)
2013 was a lost year for Exum. After tearing his ACL in a pickup basketball game in January, Exum didn't return until the midway point of the 2013 season. Then, after only playing three games, Exum injured his ankle and did not play again.
While it was disappointing for Exum, it could benefit him in the long run.
Playing only three games gave Exum more time to completely recover from ACL surgery. By the time the combine begins, Exum will be about 13 months removed from his surgery.
NFL personnel will likely prefer Exum at safety. He was an All-ACC performer at safety before switching to corner his junior year. He was also an All-ACC pick there too. Coverage safeties are in demand in the NFL, so Exum has a unique skill set that should translate well to free safety in the NFL.
Exum has a much thicker upper body than Fuller. He will likely do well in the strength drills. Much like Fuller, though, Exum's 40 time and three-cone drills will be monitored closely. Teams will want to see if there are any lingering concerns about Exum's knee.
Expect Exum to run the 40 in the 4.5 range. He has good speed, but isn't a burner.
Exum has an opportunity to open up some eyes this week. As of now, he looks like a third-round pick, but that could change with a strong performance this week in Indianapolis.