2011 NFL Draft: Is Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara Worth the 8th Pick?

A few weeks back I told you that Todd McShay has Jimmy Smith out of Colorado as his #2 corner behind Patrick Peterson.  I thought it was odd at the time considering everything else that I had seen had Nebraska corner Prince Amukamara as the #2 corner and a top 10 pick.  Now Wes Bunting of National Football Post has an article on Prince saying that he might end up being a free safety in the NFL because of his lack of straight line speed. 

That brings me to the question that is posed in the headline; Is he worth the 8th overall pick?  My answer to that would be no.  If I am taking a defensive back in the top 10 he has to be a shut down corner.  It is looking more and more like Peterson is the only shut down corner in this draft.  I would take him at 8 but not Amukamara.

The Titans faced a decision like this one in 2005 when they took Pacman Jones with the 6th pick.  Antrel Rolle, who Bunting compares Prince to in his article, was probably a guy the Titans considered, but a lot of people were saying he would be a safety in the NFL.  Those people ended up being right.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker