NFL Mock Drafts and Projections: Where the CU Buffs will land

Mike Singer,
CU Sports Nation

Most NFL Draft scouts feel like Chidobe Awuzie will land in either the first or second rounds, but different sites have very different opinions on how high or low he'll be taken. sorts it all out and provides the latest projections on the six main draft prospects from Colorado as well as what the scouts are saying.

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Chidobe Awuzie

6-foot, 202-pound cornerback

30 5/8" arm length

8.5" hands

132" broad jump

4.43 40 yard dash

Overall draft projection: 1-2 round DRAFT PROFILE

STRENGTHS - Fluid, controlled steps with easy change of direction allows for extended mirroring from press. Decent jam to disrupt. Carries smooth backpedal downfield with excellent mirror-and-match footwork in man coverage. Digests route combinations from zone and makes wise choices. Athletic with suddenness in his movements. Springy feet allow for abrupt click and close to the throw. Opens and swivels hips for desired transition in all directions. Experienced outside and from slot. Able to maintain coverage on shifty slot receivers. Instinctive with feel for route development. Possesses short-area closing burst. Confident on an island. Finds receiver on deep balls and gets head turned around. Dangerous slot blitzer with seven sacks over final two seasons at Colorado.

NFL comparison: Prince Amukamara

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STRENGTHS - Lockdown corner and fluid athlete with terrific awareness for the position. Good closing speed and times his leaps well to break up receptions. Four-year starter with extensive experience coming out of the competitive Pac-12.

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Some team sources really like Witherspoon and have given him second-day grades. Teams like his size and length, but also say that he has speed to run, plus impressed in covering Washington speedster John Ross during 2016. On the year, Witherspoon notched a staggering 22 passes broken up. He also chipped in one interception with 23 tackles. As a junior, Witherspoon had 36 tackles with three breakups and two interceptions. Some team sources expressed concern about Witherspoon with coach-ability and football character, but overall, teams like him off the field and like his intelligence.

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