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Deion Belue (CB, Alabama)
At 5’11”, 182 pounds, Deion Belue fits the average size of the current cornerbacks on the Dolphins roster.
His wiry, strong frame allows him to line up against all but the biggest receivers. He has good distance speed, rarely allowing his man to get open deep. His ability to run downfield allowed Alabama to stick him on an island for stretches of games.
Has clean footwork in coverage, rarely wasting steps when throttling from backpedal. The influence of former coach Nick Saban is evident.
Despite being a good technical corner, Belue isn’t a good athlete. Besides his straight-line speed, he has no qualities that suggest he can cover receivers consistently one-on-one in the NFL, as they’re much bigger, stronger and quick-twitch players.
Ultimately, Belue was a depth signing for training camp. Miami has a ton of talent at cornerback, likely giving Belue a slim chance of making the active roster.