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    http://www.kansascity.com/sports/foo...ry/573512.html

    I still hope we see Cason in the red and gold. I've watched him in the PAC 10 and he's a ball hawk.


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    Antoine Cason
    CB | (6'0", 191, 4.45) | ARIZONA

    Strengths: A tall, somewhat lean corner with long arms (32.3) and big hands (9.2). Very instinctive and confident. Played in a blitz-heavy scheme that frequently left him on an island, but he's better suited to play zone in the NFL. He has very good straight-line speed. Footwork is sound, plays with good balance and shows good burst coming out of cuts. Gets good knee bend in backpedal, reads routes fairly well and closes quickly. Times jumps well and is tall enough to compete for jump balls. Has quick feet and shows a second gear when tracking the ball downfield. Reads routes well, reads quarterback's eyes and is aggressive. Locates the ball well. Displays good ball skills and flashes big-play ability after interceptions. Physical and fills hard when reads run. Active and can effectively bluff blitz. Has progressed steadily and should only continue to get better with experience. A person of high character and a hard worker on and off the field. Passionate about the game and is out to prove he's better than people think. Very durable athlete.

    Weaknesses: Though he has quick feet and good straight-line speed, he shows stiffness in his hips. Struggles to open quickly and mirror faster/quicker receivers. Press technique can improve. Hand-placement is inconsistent and he hasn't shown great upper body strength. Will have some problems rerouting receivers at the NFL level and is more effective playing off the line than he is jamming receivers. He plays the game hard but isn't as physical as you'd like to see, especially from a cover-2 type NFL prospect. Takes too long to shed block when gets reached and occasionally takes himself out of the play by trying to avoid blocker rather than stacking him up. Doesn't always wrap up upon contact and is an inconsistent open field tackler that isn't going to deliver a lot of big hits.

    Overall: Cason arrived at Arizona in 2004 and went on to start all 46 games during his Wildcats career ('04-07). In his first three seasons, he compiled 182 tackles (10 for losses), three forced fumbles, 10 interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown) and 18 pass breakups. He turned in his finest season as a senior, recording 71 tackles (four for losses), two forced fumbles, five interceptions (two of which he returned for TDs) and 14 pass breakups. He had two more scores and averaged 10.0 yards on 27 punt returns last season. Cason also participated on Arizona's track team in 2006, competing in the 200 meters and the sprint relays. His father Wendell played three seasons in the NFL and his cousins  Aveion Cason and Ken-yon Rambo  also played in the league. Aveion has played six seasons with three different teams and Ken-yon played two seasons (2001-02) for the Cowboys. Cason has some stiffness in his hips and will struggle to turn-and-run with some faster NFL receivers, which is why he's best suited to play in a cover-2 heavy scheme. Otherwise, his combination of physical tools, mental toughness and versatility is impressive. He has the size, straight-line speed and anticipation to emerge as a solid starter in a zone-heavy NFL defense, and he also can compete for touches on punt returns. Cason should come off the board in Round 2.


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    I like Talib.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    I like Talib.
    Everyone on this site would like Talib.

    Aqib Talib
    CB | (6'0", 202, 4.44) | KANSAS

    Strengths: Possesses outstanding combination of height, bulks and natural athleticism. Has long arms and very good leaping ability. He displays fine all-around ball skills (at CB, WR and RS). Is naturally instinctive. Spends most of his time in man-coverage  both in tight press and off with a 7-to-10 yard cushion. Is not afraid of a physical challenge and possesses the size to match-up one-on-one versus bigger receivers on an island. Does an excellent job of disengaging from blocks. Productive versus the run and is a decent tackler. Versatile athlete with the potential to play multiple roles for the NFL team that drafts him. While it's rare to see a two-way player at the next level, he has flashed the big-play ability to potentially contribute as a return specialist and occasionally on offense. Very durable athlete.

    Weaknesses: Gambles too much in coverage. Generally plays fast but does not possess elite recovery speed. Thinks he can recover better than he actually does, which leads to too many big plays allowed (See: vs. Nebraska WR Maurice Purify in 2007). Footwork needs lots of polishing. For example; Kansas CB's use an open-hip stance with inside foot dropped when working in off-coverage. He comes out of that stance high and struggles to break on the ball in front of him quickly enough. Makes a lot of plays in run-support but doesn't love to mix it up. Lacks power as a hitter and more of a drag-down tackler.

    Overall: After redshirting his first year in Lawrence, Talib played 11 games (nine starts) and turned in 54 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass break-ups in 2005. He started all 10 games in 2006, leading the nation in pass break-ups per game (2.8) and the Big 12 in interceptions (six). As a junior, Talib developed into an all-around force and capped his season with MVP honors at the Orange Bowl. He finished 2006 with five interceptions (two for touchdowns), 13 pass break-ups and 66 tackles on defense. He added eight receptions for 182 yards and four TDs on offense (after scoring on a 42-yard reception as a sophomore). Talib also returned two punts for 21 yards. Talib is undisciplined in coverage at times and his footwork needs some polishing. As a result, he's not as consistent as teams' would like from a first-round cornerback. However, his combination of size, athletic ability, instincts and ball skills is very good. In addition to his talent as a cover corner, he has shown the ability to contribute in the return game and as a wide receiver on offense. Talib should be one of the first-five cornerbacks selected in the 2008 class.

    He should go in the first round but may fall in round two to us because of the character issue.


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    What's the character issue all about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    What's the character issue all about?
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW...wwhi040808.htm

    He admitted during team interviews for testing positive three times for weed at KU.


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    Quote Originally Posted by royalswin100games View Post
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW...wwhi040808.htm

    He admitted during team interviews for testing positive three times for weed at KU.
    sounds like a stand up guy to me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada View Post
    sounds like a stand up guy to me!!
    Hey, no prob here. If he smokes and makes big plays, let's take him.



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    Quote Originally Posted by royalswin100games View Post
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW...wwhi040808.htm

    He admitted during team interviews for testing positive three times for weed at KU.
    Hmmm...

    While I personally have nothing against smoking weed, I do not want this to turn out to be a Ricky Williams scenario...

    I wonder if any teams have hired private investigators to monitor him during the course of a week or two to see if he has really changed his ways.

    I just don't understand how someone could give up all that money and waste that talent.

    Put the blunt down Talib!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    Hmmm...

    While I personally have nothing against smoking weed, I do not want this to turn out to be a Ricky Williams scenario...

    I wonder if any teams have hired private investigators to monitor him during the course of a week or two to see if he has really changed his ways.

    I just don't understand how someone could give up all that money and waste that talent.

    Put the blunt down Talib!

    If we get him, I wouldn't want it turning into a Chris Henry scenario. Not that smoking weed turns you into the type of person that does what Chris Henry has done.

    He hasn't wasted his talent yet. He's proven he's good. Yes, he has given up money because several teams will not draft him now.


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