With the No. 114 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have picked Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin. After a solid collegiate career, Colvin slid to the third day of the draft after tearing his ACL at the Senior Bowl.
The Jaguars addressed their defensive backfield five times in the 2013 NFL Draft and added a starting cornerback in free agency with the addition of Alan Ball. However, the third day is about adding depth and role players, and a player that will likely miss time in his rookie season while he rehabs his knee fits that exactly.
At 5'11, 177 pounds, Colvin is far from a huge cornerback, but he does have the type of length that Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley covets. He will likely fit in well as a press-type cornerback who thrives in the style of defense that Jacksonville is still in the process of implementing.
At SB Nation's Sooners blog, Crimson and Cream Machine, Colvin was described as a smart player with great technique, although he was also described as injury prone:
Colvin knows the game of football. He can read routes and is able to jump them. A frustrating defender for quarterbacks because he can also anticipate combo routes.
Even when healthy, Colvin is unlikely to earn a spot in the starting lineup early in his career, as the Jaguars feel pretty comfortable with the combination of Ball and Dwayne Gratz. Instead he will compete for time as a role player with the likes of Demetrius McCray and Jeremy Harris, or possibly make the move to safety.