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Aaron Colvin | Cornerback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 181

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Jaguars selected Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin with the No. 114 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Colvin (5-foot-11 3/8, 186) was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, racking up 15 career tackles for loss and five interceptions as a versatile piece in Bob Stoops' secondary. He saw action at both safety and corner for the Sooners. Unfortunately, Colvin tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl and underwent surgery on January 27. Colvin was generating top-50 buzz before the tough break, but is now likely to "redshirt" as a rookie. He could push for playing time in 2015. May 10 - 12:53 PM

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The 49ers will host Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin for a pre-draft visit next week.

He has already visited the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. Colvin was a potential first-round prospect prior to shredding his ACL during a practice session at the Senior Bowl. Now, he can be had in Day 2 by a team willing to give him a "redshirt" in his rookie season. San Francisco has the depth to pull off such a move, similarly to how they drafted Florida State pass rusher Tank Carradine and South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore last year.
Apr 21 - 12:39 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper sees Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin as a good "redshirt" candidate, calling him a first-round talent who will be available in the third round.

Kiper expressed great enthusiasm for the CB class as a whole on the "First Draft" podcast, using this prospect as an example of the value to be had later on. Colvin is a heady corner capable of blanketing receivers. He struggled at the outset of the 2013 season but his play improved as the campaign progressed. The Sooners' star unfortunately suffered a torn ACL during Senior Bowl practices, which is why he can be had late in Day 2.
Apr 17 - 9:45 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin's eye discipline improved in coverage this year.

"Tough break for Aaron Colvin with the ACL. His tape this year is much more consistent than in 2012. Really improved eye discipline in coverage," Weidl tweeted. Colvin didn't help his draft stock by tearing his ACL during Senior Bowl week and he'll have a long road to recovery to show teams he is fully recovered. However, If all goes well with his rehab process, Colvin should be active during training camp and ready for preseason. Colvin should be a third day draft selection.
Mar 11 - 2:14 PM

With or without injury, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler does not view Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin as a top 100 selection.

"Someone is going to have to sell me on" Colvin, Brugler tweeted. "Injury or not, I see a day 3 prospect." Many mentioned Colvin as a top-40 possibility prior and during the Senior Bowl, but a torn ACL at the event slowed his momentum. Oklahoma corners do not have a strong history in the NFL.
Mar 10 - 1:19 PM

Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday's Senior Bowl practice, according to NFL.com's Albert Breer.

Brandon Boykin suffered a broken leg during his time in Mobile a few years ago and dropped to the fourth round because of it. Colvin was having a good week after a few subpar seasons, but teams were likely intrigued by his catch up seed. Colvin will likely still be drafted during the third day in May.
Jan 21 - 6:01 PM

Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Colvin struggled at the outset of the 2013 season but his play improved as the campaign progressed. Sooners head coach Bob Stoops called Colvin "one of the best defensive backs we've ever had" earlier this season. Colvin, whom Stoops called a "very special player," has played both safety and cornerback in college. "Aaron is a guy that all the NFL people love," Stoops said in October. "He is having a fantastic year. Absolutely a great cover guy, but very smart. Great leader."
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

Some love Colvin and list him among the top seniors at the position. He started off the season very slowly but did improve as more games passed. Some evaluators could link Colvin to former Sooner corners and be scared off, but it will be interesting to see him on an island in coverage during drills.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops called senior CB Aaron Colvin "one of the best defensive backs we've ever had."

"Aaron is a guy that all the NFL people love," Stoops said. "He is having a fantastic year. Absolutely a great cover guy, but very smart. Great leader." In 12 starts last season, Colvin picked off four passes and broke up 11 more. Colvin has played both safety and cornerback in college and earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades from the conference's coaches as a junior. He's recorded 39 tackles, five TFL, one sack, three pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery in seven games this season. "Very special player," said Stoops.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 09:45:00 PM

Oklahoma senior CB Aaron Colvin suffered a left shoulder injury against Texas and was removed from the game.

Colvin, who is one of the more physical defensive backs at the line of scrimmage, was struggling in the game before leaving. Texas has some speedy downfield receivers, and Colvin was tending to over-commit on his jam. Oklahoma corners have been questionable in the NFL, but teams will treat Colvin fairly.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 12:41:00 PM

NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Oklahoma senior Aaron Colvin plays both CB and S very well.

"Corner is his more natural position, but he can play both spots very well," Davis writes. "He excels at diagnosing and can help set up a defense before the snap. His tackling is sound, too. He's a leader. His teammates gravitate to him and follow him." We tend not to focus on a program's history at certain positions, but it is difficult to not question the failing success of Oklahoma defensive backs in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline believes Oklahoma senior CB Aaron Colvin is overrated and will likely be overdrafted.

Colvin is a "versatile defensive back that lined up at corner and safety," Pauline writes. "Tough run defender that also displays terrific ball skills. Incredibly athletic. Marginal instincts and struggles making plays with his back to the ball." Colvin is often mentioned above the likes of TCU's Jason Verrett, but our own Josh Norris prefers the latter much more.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 11:42:00 AM

According to The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Sooners coaches are telling recruits they are switching to a 3-4 base defense in 2013.

The Sooners are losing four defensive tackles to the NFL, and Jordan Phillips is the only remaining interior defensive lineman with quality playing experience. It will be a big shift away from the traditional four man front and the Sooners spend plenty of time with five defensive backs and only two linebackers on the field. The school is starting fresh in 2013 with plenty of younger players getting a chance to step into starting roles.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Oklahoma announced Monday that junior CB Aaron Colvin will return for his senior season at the school.

In 12 starts this past season, Colvin picked off four passes and broke up 11 more. Colvin has played both safety and cornerback in college and earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades from the conference's coaches as a junior. He's stated his goal for 2013 is to earn All-American honors and win the Thorpe Award.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops stated that junior CB Aaron Colvin "is every bit the corner Jamell Fleming is."

Fleming was the Sooners' top senior defensive back last season and was drafted in the third-round last April. Colvin was a first-year starter last season at strong safety, but made the transition to cornerback in the offseason. Although he does not have the same thickness that Fleming possessed, the junior does play better in space and eld the team in tackles in 2011 with 84.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 09:47:00 AM