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Blake Countess | Cornerback

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180

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Eagles selected Auburn CB Blake Countess with the No. 196 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
Countess (5'10/184) transferred from Mighigan. He plays bigger than his size would suggest. Countess profiles as a slot corner, as he shows willingness to come up and hit and play the run. Countess is also a reliable tackler. He'll have to earn his keep on special teams right out of the gate. Sat, Apr 30, 2016 04:52:00 PM

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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Auburn CB Blake Countess is underrated.

Philadelphia hosted Countess for a pre-draft visit just before teams locked themselves into their war rooms to prepare for Thursday's big night. "Underrated cover corner best facing the action. Physical and works hard defending the run," Pauline wrote. "Willingly lays his pads into receivers or ball handlers when the opportunity exists. Effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes, displays good anticipation and has a nice move to the throw. Shows a burst to the play and a solid open field tackler." A transfer from Michigan prior to the 2015 campaign, the 5-foot-9, 184-pounder's size/speed combination is concerning.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Auburn CB Blake Countess visited the Eagles last week, according to Aaron Wilson.

Countess is one of the few prospects in this draft with true slot experience, a position that is growing in value. Playing inside versus outside can be quite different. Sticking with shifty slot receivers in tight quarters, closing against run place and working through trash, along with ball skills, are all important. Countess transferred to Auburn from Michigan for his final year and should be selected during the third day.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 10:50:00 AM

Auburn CB Blake Countess has visited, worked out for or met with more than 13 teams.

This according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. Among the teams that Wilson name-checks, the Giants, Ravens and Redskins. A transfer from Michigan to Auburn for the 2015 campaign, the 5-foot-9, 184-pound corner logged 70 tackles (2.5 for loss) and two interceptions last season. He generally impressed on his Pro Day, logging 21 reps on the bench press while running the 40-yard dash in the mid-to-high 4.4's and jumping 36 1/2 inches (vertical) and 10-foot-2 (broad).
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 07:35:00 PM

Auburn CB Blake Countess is scheduled to visit two NFC East teams, according to Aaron Wilson.

The two teams were not disclosed, however. Countess transferred to Auburn for his final season after previously playing at Michigan. Per Wilson, the Giants were among the teams showing interest at Auburn's pro day, so perhaps they are one of the clubs bringing him in for a visit.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 11:21:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Auburn CB Blake Countess met with seven NFL teams at Monday's pro day.

Among the teams getting face time with Countess were the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. On Monday, Countess clocked forties of 4.46 to 4.49 seconds, completed 21 bench reps and then leapt to a vertical jump of 36.5 inches and a broad jump of 10-2.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Michigan graduate CB Blake Countess will transfer to Auburn.

"Excited to attack the next chapter in my life! WarEagle BoomEra," Countess posted on social media Tuesday morning. Countess posted two solid seasons in 2013 and 2014 with Michigan after missing the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury. The 5'10/182 lbs corner should help the Tigers immediately. Auburn was not one of the schools to offer Countess a scholarship out of high school. He will be eligible to play immediately in Will Muschamp's defense.
Source: Instagram
Tue, May 26, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Michigan graduate CB Blake Countess will have an official visit with Auburn on Friday.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder had a visit with Arizona last week, and is eager to visit Auburn. "I have heard really good things about Auburn," Countess told Rivals. "I'm really excited to get down there and see what it's all about." The graduate transfer has 38 total games under his belt, with 30 starts on his resume. With the Tigers looking to add quality depth to their secondary, Countess could find a role in Gus Malzahn's defense. Countess still plans to make a visit to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State later this month.
Fri, May 22, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Michigan graduate CB Blake Countess visited Arizona on Monday.

Countess announced last week he will play his final season of collegiate football at a different program. Countess is from the Maryland area, but the link to Rich Rodriguez and Arizona makes sense, as Rich Rod recruited and signed Countess out of high school.
Tue, May 19, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Michigan redshirt senior CB Blake Countess announced he will transfer.

The All-Big-Ten first-teamer in 2013 (honorable mention selection last year) collected 114 tackles and six interceptions in 38 career games for the Wolverines. Coaching changes often lead to transfer defections and that's been the case for Michigan, which has lost running back Justice Hayes, center Jack Miller, quarterback Russell Bellomy and tight end Keith Heitzman since Jim Harbaugh took over. Countess is eligible to play immediately wherever he goes because he's already graduated.
Wed, May 13, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior CB Blake Countess "has the fluid body type and ballskills that make him an attractive pro prospect," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Countess returned last year and was the most consistent member of the Wolverines' secondary, finishing with a conference-best six interceptions. He will have some hiccups when he takes chances, but Countess has the fluid body type and ballskills that make him an attractive pro prospect," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Countess started in 13 games last season for the Wolverines and tied for first in the Big Ten, and tied for seventh in the FBS with 6 interceptions.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Michigan redshirt sophomore Blake Countess has kept his starting right CB job after missing the 2012 season following a knee injury suffered against Alabama.

Countess was considered one of the top young corners in college football prior to the knee injury, which took place in the season opener. He was able to designate last year with medical redshirt tag, so Countess has three more season of eligibility counting 2013. Michigan also lists Countess as their nickel corner, so he could see time in the slot.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Michigan sophomore CB Blake Countess will reportedly miss the 2012 season with a knee injury.

Countess is one of the top young corners in college football and was injured early in the game while covering a punt. The sophomore reportedly tore his ACL. The Wolverines are fairly deep at the position after returning every starter and backup in the secondary except for Troy Woolfolk. Junior Courtney Avery and sophomore Raymon Taylor are the two likeliest options to replace Countess.
Source: MLive
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 09:53:00 AM