Finally someone agrees with me.....
Ex-49ers CB Eric Davis, who started 151 games from 1990-2002, believes Nebraska's Prince Amukamara will be a better corner at the next level than LSU's Patrick Peterson.
"There's a word to describe a 220-pound cornerback: safety," said Davis. "There's no way at that size he can remain at corner with the way the rules are in the NFL." Peterson will enter the NFL as the heaviest corner in the league at age 20. In all likelihood, he's only going to get bigger. When he does move to safety in a few years, he'll be one of the biggest in the league at that position, too.
"Peterson is eventually going to be a safety. He lost weight this year to play at 210.
Can he (Peterson) come in and play corner in the NFL? Yes. I think he can play well. But I see him more along the lines of Ed Reed. He can be an unbelievable impact guy with the ability to cover the slot guy.
Source: CSN Bay Area
I love Peterson, but....he will be a safety in the NFL (this is what I wrote in October)
He is amazing, but I dont think he will revolutionize the position, and I have heard he is up to 225!
BIGGEST CORNER EVER (was moved to FS) = Bobby Taylor, Height: 6-3 Weight: 216
BIGGEST CORNER CURRENT = Sean Smith, Height: 6-3 Weight: 214
OTHER TOP CBs I HAVE SEEN:
Deion Sanders = Height: 6-1 Weight: 198
Rod Woodson = Height: 6-0 Weight: 205
Ronnie Lott = Height: 6-0 Weight: 203
Albert Lewis = Height: 6-2 Weight: 205
Darrell Green = Height: 5-9 Weight: 184
HALL OF FAME CBs:
Mike Haynes = Height: 6-2 Weight: 192
Herb Adderley = Height: 6-0 Weight: 205
Mel Blount = Height: 6-3 Weight: 205
Emmitt Thomas = Height: 6-2 Weight: 192
Lem Barney = Height: 6-0 Weight: 188
Willie Brown = Height: 6-1 Weight: 195
Roger Wehrli = Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
Dick LeBeau = Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
but I think he has outgrown the possition, the same way some TEs are former WRs that bulked up too much.
Now I think the future of the NFL will be to start 5 DBs with at least one Safety with CB experience, and thats Peterson.
Peterson just gave up back to back passes against Julio Jones. Most will say, but everyone gives up some passes, esp against someone like Julio, but Saban runs a run first, conservative scheme, however has no fear throwing in the direction of Peterson.
Champ Bailey doesn’t get thrown at twice in a half….
…..but that was a great tackle on Trent Richardson! Even if they are calling it a TD