Hitting the Field at the Combine: CB & S

Players hoping to become lockdown corners in the NFL will be in the group that closes down the timing and testing drills at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Monday’s session features cornerbacks and safeties who will showcase their abilities for personnel departments and coaches in televised workouts. Be on the lookout for straight-line speed in the 40-yard dash, leaping ability in the vertical jump and fluidity in changing direction.

Minneapolis native Amani Hooker, who starred at Park Center and then Iowa, is scheduled to participate with the safeties.

View NFL Scouting Combine drills with defensive linemen and linebackers on Sunday.

The following 65 players are scheduled to participate Monday:

Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

In two seasons with the Bulldogs, Abram totaled 170 tackles (14 for loss), 5.0 sacks and 10 pass breakups.

Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Adderley had five of his 11 career interceptions in 2017 and followed with four more picks in 2018 when he had a career-best 86 tackles.

Ugo Amadi, CB, Oregon

Amadi scored four defensive touchdowns, including three pick-sixes, in his final two seasons with the Ducks.

Blessuan Austin, CB, Rutgers

Austin has played in just five games over the past two seasons due to injuries.

Derrick Baity, CB, Kentucky

Baity played in the East-West Shrine Game and never missed a game in his four-year career. He played in all 51 career games with 41 starts.

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Baker, a First-Team All-American in 2018, won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. He attended the same high school (Miami Northwestern) as Xavier Rhodes.

Corey Ballentine, CB, Washburn

Ballentine ranked fifth in Division II in 2017 with a kickoff return average of 30.6 yards. He totaled 1,158 kickoff return yards in the past two seasons and finished his career with five interceptions and 186 tackles (10 for loss).

John Battle, S, LSU

Battle, who made 28 starts for the Tigers, played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.

Mike Bell, S, Fresno State

Bell had two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception in 12 games as a senior.

Marquise Blair, S, Utah

Blair totaled 107 tackles (5.0 for loss) and two interceptions in two seasons after transferring from Dodge City Community College (Kansas).

Kris Boyd, CB, Texas

Boyd finished in the top 25 in pass breakups in FBS in the past two seasons (1.3 per game in 2017 ranked 17th, and 1.2 per game in 2018 ranked 22nd).

Blace Brown, CB, Troy

A converted wide receiver, Brown had 12 career interceptions in three seasons on defense at Troy.

Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State

Brown totaled 147 tackles (6.0 for loss), 27 pass breakups and eight interceptions in 51 games.

Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

Bunting was a First-Team All-Mid-American Conference selection and also earned the Chippewas’ Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College

Cheevers picked off nine passes, including seven in 2018, in his time at Boston College.

Jonathan Crawford, S, Indiana

Crawford is just one of two players in school history to start 50 career games for the Hoosiers.

Xavier Crawford, CB, Central Michigan

A transfer from Oregon State, Crawford was named a First-Team All-Mid-American Conference selection in 2018.

Davante Davis, CB, Texas

Davis started 26 of 48 career games and picked off four passes with the Longhorns.

Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

A transfer from Ohio State, Dean had two interceptions in 26 games with the Tigers.

Lukas Denis, CB, Boston College

Seven of Denis’ nine career interceptions came as a junior. He ranked second in FBS in the category that season.

D’Cota Dixon, S, Wisconsin

Dixon played in 51 games with 32 starts at safety and had five career interceptions for the Badgers.

Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky

Edwards totaled 318 tackles (20.5 for loss), 23 pass breakups and 10 interceptions in 51 games for the Wildcats.

Rashad Fenton, CB, South Carolina

Fenton averaged 24.8 yards per kick return in college, the best mark in school history.

Mark Fields, DB, Clemson

Fields totaled 42 tackles (33 solo), 5.0 TFL, one sack, 11 pass breakups and an interception in 46 games.

Malik Gant, S, Marshall

Gant had 89 tackles and nine tackles for loss for Marshall in 2018.

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

The safety had nine interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns in 37 games with the Gators.

Saquan Hampton, DB, Rutgers

Hampton started all 12 games during the 2018 campaign, en route to receiving the Homer Hazel Award as the team’s most valuable player. Hampton’s 1.3 passes defended per game tied for the Big Ten lead and ranked 12th in FBS.

Will Harris, S, Boston College

Harris totaled 225 tackles (7.5 for loss), seven pass breakups and five interceptions.

Montre Hartage, DB, Northwestern

Hartage started 12 games for Northwestern in 2018, recording 51 tackles (40 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and 13 passes broken up. He was named First-Team All-Big Ten by the media.

Alijah Holder, CB, Stanford

Holder started 10 of 12 games played as a redshirt senior in 2018. He totaled 58 tackles (35 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and 10 passes broken up.

Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

A Minneapolis native and Mr. Football finalist at Park Center, Hooker totaled 65 tackles (36 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, four interceptions and seven passes broken up.

Mike Jackson, CB, Miami

Jackson started all 13 games he played for Miami in 2018, totaling 42 tackles (25 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and six passes broken up.

Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

Johnson had 21 catches for 208 yards in his first two seasons with the Cougars before switching sides of the ball. He totaled 115 tackles, 14 pass breakups and four interceptions from 2017-18.

Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami

In four seasons with the Hurricanes, Johnson totaled 252 tackles (7.5 for loss), seven pass breakups and eight interceptions.

Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky

In two seasons with the Wildcats, Johnson had 64 tackles (3.0 for loss), nine pass breakups and an interception.

Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

Over 12 games for the Spartans in 2018, Layne recorded 72 tackles (44 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, one-half sack and one interception. He racked up a career-high 15 passes broken up, which tied for first in the Big Ten and 10th in FBS.

David Long, CB, Michigan

Long, who attended the same high school (Loyola) as Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, was an All-Big Ten selection in 2018. Over 13 games for Michigan, he tallied 17 tackles (11 solo), one interception and one pass broken up.

Julian Love, DB, Notre Dame

Love started 13 games for the Irish in 2018, setting a new school record with 16 passes broken up. He totaled 63 tackles (49 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, one interception and three fumble recoveries, which ranked sixth in FBS.

Iman Marshall, CB, Southern Cal

Marshall started 12 games as a senior for Southern California in 2018. He 48 tackles (37 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and nine passes broken up for the Trojans. (Note: His NFL.com profile is under Iman Lewis-Marshall).

Mark McLaurin, S, Mississippi State

McLaurin started 13 games for Mississippi State in 2018 and recorded 74 tackles (41 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and four passes broken up. As a junior in 2017, McLaurin’s six interceptions ranked fourth in FBS.

Jordan Miller, CB, Washington

Miller started 12 of 14 games played for Washington in 2018. He recorded 26 tackles (20 solo), 2.0 tackle for loss, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and six passes broken up.

Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson

Mullen was named Second-Team All-ACC after his 2018 campaign for Clemson. Over 15 games, he totaled 36 tackles (30 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception returned for 46 yards, one interception and three passes broken up.

Byron Murphy, DB, Washington

Murphy started all 14 games for Washington in 2018. He recorded 58 tackles (37 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and 13 passes broken up. His four interceptions ranked 16th in FBS.

Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

Oruwariye totaled 107 tackles (2.0 for loss), 22 pass breakups and eight interceptions in 48 career games.

Jamal Peters, CB, Mississippi State

Peters totaled 99 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 10 pass breakups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in four seasons. He switched from safety (2015) to corner (2016-18) during his sophomore season because of injuries to teammates.

Ryan Pulley, CB, Arkansas

Pulley averaged 1.2 passes defended per game in 2016 as a sophomore. He missed almost all of 2017 with an injury suffered in the opener but returned in 2018 and totaled 3.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

Rapp racked up honors in three seasons with the Huskies, garnering the 2016 Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and placement on the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2017 and 2018. He totaled 171 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and seven interceptions.

Sheldrick Redwine, S, Miami

Redwine totaled 164 tackles (6.0 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups and five interceptions in 49 games with the Hurricanes.

Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

Savage’s four interceptions in 2018 ranked 16th in FBS. He had eight in 46 career games with the Terrapins.

Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State

Sheffield played two seasons for the Buckeyes after transferring from Blinn College and originally redshirting at Alabama in 2015. He totaled 75 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 17 passes defended and a pair of interceptions at Ohio State.

Saivion Smith, CB, Alabama

Smith originally signed with LSU in 2016 but played sparingly for the Tigers. He transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2017 and Alabama in 2018. He had 60 tackles, eight passes defended and three interceptions for the Crimson Tide.

Marvell Tell III, S, Southern Cal

Tell totaled 185 tackles (108 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions and 14 passes defended in three seasons with the Trojans.

Derrek Thomas, CB, Baylor

Thomas played 2018 as a graduate transfer from Temple. He began his Owls career as a receiver before switching to defense in 2016.

Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Thompson garnered consensus All-America status as a junior in 2018 after recording 79 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, six passes defended, two interceptions and a team-best four forced fumbles.

Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Thornhill ranked third in FBS with six interceptions in 2018, boosting his career total to 13. He also increased his tackles from 45 in 2016 to 63 in 2017 and 98 in 2018 and finished his career with 26 pass breakups in 46 games.

Ken Webster, CB, Mississippi

Webster totaled 125 tackles (95 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 21 pass breakups and three interceptions in 47 games.

Darius West, S, Kentucky

West bounced back from missing all but two games in 2016 to record 86 tackles in each of the past two seasons. He had career bests of six pass breakups and three interceptions in 2018.

Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Andraez was nicknamed Greedy by his grandmother when he was young. It fit. He led the SEC and ranked fourth in FBS with six interceptions in 2017 as a redshirt freshman. Williams added two more interceptions in 2018. He totaled 20 pass breakups for the Tigers.

Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

Williams’ production increased with his playing time over the course of three seasons with the Commodores. He had 61 of his 119 career tackles, 14 of his 26 total pass breakups and all four of his interceptions in 2018 to garner All-SEC honors.

Khari Willis, S, Michigan State

Willis totaled 196 tackles (98 solo), 6.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 16 pass breakups and four interceptions in 46 games with the Spartans.

Donovan Wilson, S, Texas A&M

Wilson bounced back from a season-ending ankle injury in 2017 to start 11 games in 2018. He totaled 207 tackles (127 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, eight interceptions and 16 passes defended in 48 games for the Aggies.

Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming

Wingard finished his career with 454 tackles (274), 13 total tackles shy of the school’s all-time record. He had 25 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, eight pass breakups and 10 interceptions in 51 games for the Cowboys.

Zedrick Woods, S, Mississippi

Woods had 231 tackles (126 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups and six interceptions in 49 games.

Evan Worthington, S, Colorado

Worthington’s top season for the Buffaloes was 2017 when he had 87 tackles (57 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and three interceptions.

Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

Ya-Sin transferred to Temple before his senior season after opening at Presbyterian College, which moved from FCS to Division II. He had 47 tackles (2.0 for loss) and two interceptions in his lone season in FBS.

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