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Prospect Profile: Ohio St. CB Marshon Lattimore

Marshon Lattimore 

Cornerback| Ohio State| Redshirt Sophomore

Height:6-foot-0*|Weight: *193 pounds 

College Stats

2016: 41 tackles (30 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, nine pass breakups and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) in 13 games; named First-Team All-Big Ten by coaches and Second-Team All-Big Ten by media

Career:46 tackles (34 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 12 pass breakups, four interceptions in 19 games

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.36 seconds (ranked third among cornerbacks)

Bench press: did not participate

Broad jump: 11 feet, 0 inches (tied for second among cornerbacks)

Vertical jump: 38.5 inches (tied for third among cornerbacks)

3-cone drill: did not participate

20-yard shuttle: did not participate

Profile

Summary:One of the top prospects as a high school senior, the Ohio native stayed close to home but was delayed from making an impact by hamstring injuries. The U.S. Army All-American and Ohio High Schools Division II Player of the Year, Lattimore was forced to have surgery on his hamstring and redshirted in 2014. Lattimore played in seven of the Buckeyes first eight games of 2015 before being sidelined again. He returned to the fold in 2016, beginning with all of spring drills and delivered four interceptions, despite only being targeted 35 times.

Lattimore showed what his legs are capable of when healthy at the combine, clocking a fast time in the 40-yard dash and showing explosiveness in the broad jump and vertical jump events. 

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Stacking up: NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah moved Lattimore from No. 3 overall to No. 9 in a ranking of his top 50 overall prospects, but wrote Lattimore "has all of the tools to develop into a No. 1 cornerback at the next level." Jeremiah noted "elite foot quickness, agility and awareness" and capable of playing a "variety of techniques successfully." Bucky Brooks and Mike Mayock listed Lattimore as their top cornerback in this year's field of candidates.

Crucial stretch:Lattimore has experience lows and highs in a short amount of time. He told members of the media that teams frequently asked about his legs during interviews at the NFL Combine and that he was grateful to have made progress in caring for them.

Asked when he cleared the hurdle, Lattimore said, "After camp, where I felt most comfortable where I was at. I made it through a whole camp. The previous two years I didn't make it through three days of practice. Just to make it through the whole camp I knew I had good hopes of a good season."

Lattimore said he started maintaining his body differently.

"I did yoga, I did extra strengthening exercise, I did stretching, all that. It's no luck no," Lattimore said.

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