Posted Thu Apr 26th by Mr.East
188. Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
Coryell Judie is a bit of an Eric Decker story.
This young corner’s stock has fallen due to an injury that caused him to miss six games his senior season. That means all the better for teams looking for a gem in the later rounds.
Like Robert Griffin, Judie was a high school track star. Football did not begin for Judie until his Senior year of high school.
Receiving no scholarships, Judie played football at Fort Scott Community College.
During his time at FSCC, he was absolutely dominate as a corner and a kick returner.
As a sophomore at FSCC he was widely avoided by teams (known as Champ Bailey syndrome).
A top JUCO recruit, Judie committed to nearby Texas A&M. During his first season with the Aggies Judie tallied 57 tackles, 4 interceptions, and two kick returns for touchdowns.
Despite being injured for half of the season during his senior year, Judie still made some amazing plays. On the opening kickoff against LSU, Judie returned the kick 69 yards before being forced out of bounds.
Judie possesses both great man and zone abilities. Another positive is his size and speed (6’0 194). At the combine Judie ran a 4.48 (unofficially 4.38).
Denver needs more depth at corner and kick returner. Fortunately for the Broncos, Judie can do both of these things well.
I said it before with Tank Carder. The Broncos need to focus on getting players that can fight for the starting spot (nickel corner in this case) and who can also instantly impact special teams. Chris Harris may have had a strong rookie season, but there is no reason not to provide him some competition.
Another Aggie on the defensive roster for the Broncos. It worked out pretty well for Denver last year, right?
Other Possibilities: Well it’s the sixth round, prospects are getting kind of scarce here. The Broncos may go for more defensive tackle depth like Nicholas Jean-Baptiste or maybe pick up a running back to push Lance Ball like Tauren Poole or Edwin Baker.