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Prospect Profile: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

Marlon Humphrey

Cornerback| Alabama| Redshirt sophomore

Height:6-foot | Weight: 197 pounds

College Stats

2016: totaled 36 tackles (26 solo) with three tackles for loss; added two interceptions, five passes defended and a forced fumble; named as First-Team All-American by Football Writers Association of America; started 14 games; helped Alabama reach College Football Playoff national title game

Career: totaled 81 total tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions; added 13 passes defended and five forced fumbles; started all 29 career games; took over starting role as cornerback before redshirt freshman season; helped Alabama reach two consecutive College Football Playoff national title games, winning one of them; SEC Freshman All-American in 2015

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.41 seconds (sixth among cornerbacks)

Bench press: 10 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 5 inches (tied for eighth among cornerbacks)

3-cone drill: 6.75 seconds (fifth among cornerbacks)

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Summary:A two-year starter at Alabama, Humphrey has a strong frame and the ideal size to play cornerback in the NFL. He benefitted from playing against top-notch competition each week in the SEC, and snagged five interceptions in 29 career games. A standout track athlete in high school, Humphrey also has the speed to stick with receivers in coverage.

Lance Zierlein of said Humphrey has "the body type and athletic traits that are out of central casting. Fluid hips and hard-charging makeup speed. Well-versed in a variety of coverages. Plays with disciplined eyes and good balance between high-low responsibilities in zone. Good short-area acceleration to close out receivers and attack throwing lanes. Reactive athleticism helps erase coverage mistakes."

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks both have Humphrey listed as the draft's second-best cornerback. Brooks had him in that spot before and after the combine, while Mayock moved him up a spot from his pre-combine list. Chris Burke of *Sports Illustrated *ranked Humphrey at No. 5 on his cornerbacks list.

Family ties: Humphrey's father, Bobby, ranks second in Alabama history with 3,420 rushing yards and was a two-time All-American running back. He was a first-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 1989.

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