It’s finally draft week, which means our months-long debates are about to end, and a handful of Pac-12 players will soon their NFL destinations.
NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah offered his breakdown of one Pac-12 standout, Colorado defensive back Isaiah Oliver.
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“The former track star has ideal size and length when you look for at the corner position, and he’s got plenty of speed,” Jeremiah said. “You watch him get challenged vertically, he’s always in phase — that’s a fancy scouting term for ‘yeah, he’s where he’s supposed to be.’ He can play the ball at the highest point and when you look at him against the run, he’s got plenty of toughness to be a force player and get runners on the ground.”
Jeremiah projected the 6-foot, 201-pound corner to be a late first-round or early second-round selection. NFL Network’s Maurice Jones-Drew has Oliver going to the Seattle Seahawks with the 18th-overall pick.
Oliver was a First Team All-Pac-12 selection made by both media members and the league’s coaches, and was named a second-team All-American by SB Nation and collegesportsmadness.com.