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2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Feb 28, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Alfonzo Dennard participates in pass interception drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 28, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Alfonzo Dennard participates in pass interception drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Let's use today's 2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile to discuss a player at least one member of the New York Giants should be very familiar with. Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard played opposite Prince Amukamara, taken No. 1 by the Giants a season ago, when both were Cornhuskers.

Could the Giants make it back-to-back first-round Nebraska corners? Some consider Dennard a late-first to early-second round selection, so he could be a player worth discussing., in fact, compares the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Dennard to Amukamara, saying:

He has some of the same traits as Prince, in that he is smart, plays with instincts and understands how to support in run defense. While he is not particularly stellar in any single trait, he has the size, athletic ability and overall above-average skills that blend together to make him a nice prospect. He is the type of corner who could contribute heavily on special teams in his rookie year. Although he has not been tested much working in the slot, he could likely be picked in the late first or early second round.

SB Nation's Mocking The Draft says "Dennard may not be a top 15 pick in the NFL Draft, but he'll be a good pro for a long time."

More scouting reports after the jump.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post says:

He's strong/feisty, can press off the line and turn and run. Needs to clean up some technical flaws both in press and off the line, which hinders his balance. But can be a guy who could start both on the outside and in the slot at the next level.

Pro Football Weekly says:

Feisty, highly confident and competitive with a short memory, Dennard is a man-cover corner who always will have size limitations. However, has starter-caliber ability combined with desirable football character. Ideal inside nickel back with a ceiling as a No. 2.

Alfonzo Dennard Profile

Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 205
School: Nebraska
40 time: 4.55
2011 Stats: 10 games, 31 tackes, 6 passes defensed, 0 interceptions

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