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Prospect Profile: Ohio State CB Gareon Conley

Gareon Conley

Cornerback| Ohio State| Junior

Height:6-foot | Weight: 195 pounds

College Stats

2016: totaled 26 tackles (21 solo) with eight passes defended and four interceptions; earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from coaches and was a Third-Team All-Big Ten selection from the media; helped Ohio State reach semifinals of College Football Playoffs

Career: totaled 91 tackles (66 solo) with 17 passes defended and six interceptions; played in 41 career games and was a two-year starter at cornerback; helped lead the Buckeyes to national championship in College Football Playoffs after the 2014 season; earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten recognition as a sophomore

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.44 seconds

Bench press: 11 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 9 inches

Vertical jump: 37 inches

3-cone drill: 6.68 seconds (tied for third among cornerbacks)

20-yard shuttle: 4.18 seconds

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Summary:Conley is an experienced cornerback who continued the success and tradition at the position with the Buckeyes. Conley is strong is press coverage and can play on either side of the field. 

Lance Zierlein of said Conley "has NFL size with above-average length. Plays long. At his best when playing with inside leverage and trapping receivers against the boundary. Shades receivers with a basketball stance -- wide base, bent knees and wide arms. Creates challenging throwing lanes to target. Press-man talent with zone instincts."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Conley as the fourth-best cornerback in this year's draft class after the combine. Chris Burke of *Sports Illustrated *has Conley as his No. 8 overall cornerback. Fellow NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks did not have Conley in his top five list.

Lockdown corner: Conley allowed just a 37 percent completion rate on passes thrown his way in college.

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