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Mel's Rank: No. 20 Overall
Matt's Rank: No. 35 Overall
Another player ranking, another outdated scouting report.
Mel gives lip-service to the fact that Alfonzo Dennard is short and has a great vertical, both true, but he fails to mention that Dennard missed the first three games of the season with a leg injury and then struggled to stop the passing game of the Wisconsin Badgers.
That Wisconsin game alone moved Dennard off my Top 32 players. Dennard has long struggled to keep up with quicker receivers; in this particular game, it showed that he'll be nothing more than a slot cornerback in the NFL if he can't correct major technique issues.
Dennard is too flat footed in his stance and in his drops. He'll rock back on his heels, which slows him down when making transitions in the route. Run a hard dig on Dennard, and you'll be open all day.
Dennard has the raw ability to be a first round pick, but based on production, size and his injury, his stock should be going down, not holding steady.