EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Aaron Ross #31 of the New York Giants intercepts a pass in the third quarter against Riley Cooper #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
With a recent run of wide receivers, four are off the board and both of our teams' offenses have certainly been upgraded. With just three selections left for either of us, spending at least one of those selections on a player that can improve my team defensively is certainly a priority.
With Rashean Mathis already on my team, I have a pure cover corner and now I have the opportunity to add a player at the cornerback position that is already a diverse enough athlete that he'd almost certainly be of assistance offensively. With my fifth selection, I'll pick Aaron Ross.
In high school, Ross was as accomplished an athlete that you'll ever find. He was an All-State football player competing at the cornerback, wide receiver and running back positions while also lettering four times in track and field and two times in basketball.
At the collegiate level, Ross was an accomplished cornerback, winning the Jim Thorpe Award recognizing the nation's top defensive back, but also contributed to his team as a punt and kick returner.
As a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it seems doubtful that Ross will be used as anything other than a cornerback and, depending on his training camp performance, he could even fit in as the nickel corner. That won't be the case on my flag football team as I'll expect him to shut down one of Jon's receivers and also make plays offensively.