Thought I was gone didn’t you? You thought, now that the NFL draft is over, you will never have to hear from the alien again. Certainly its too early for Wedge to start talking about the 2016 draft isn’t it? He’s left the planet right?
Well let me tell you something Earthlings…I’m the only thing keeping the Alpha Alien from destroying your measly planet. And the only thing keeping me interested in your planet is your football. The College Football season is just a few months away. So let’s talk about 2016 prospects! Let’s start with the best cornerback in the country: Vernon Hargreaves III.
Hargreaves is a 5’11, 185 cornerback out of the University of Florida. His is just a sophomore, so there is no guaranty he comes out – but if he does he will probably be a top 10 pick. 2015 was not a string year for top tier cornerbacks. But with Hargreaves heading the 2016 class, if he comes out, 2016 will be a very good year.
This five star recruit out of Tampa has strong bloodlines. His Father is a special teams coach at the University of South Florida. Before he was a coach at South Florida his Father was an assistant coach at the University of Miami when Ed Reed and Sean Taylor were Hurricanes. So he probably helped coached up his son.
In his sophomore year at Florida Hargreaves covered some of the best receivers in the country playing in the SEC. He finished the season with three interceptions, 13 passes broken up, two tackles for a loss and 50 tackles. He also had three interceptions in 2013 getting significant playing time as a freshman. Here is a pic of him covering Juice!
Scouts are talking about Hargreaves’ speed and quickness. He is expected to run somewhere in the 4.45 range in the 40. He is excellent in press coverage and draws comparisons to a young Darelle Revis. But the one thing that jumps out about Hargreaves is that he has a reputation among his coaches and teammates as having a strong work ethic. The young sophomore says he learned the importance of working hard as a kid watching Ed Reed and Sean Taylor.
If Vernon Hargreaves III was an Alien Weapon of Destruction he would be a Cosmic Garrotte, slowly suffocating wideouts.
Watch his highlights here