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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com INDIANAPOLIS -- Consider for a moment that the consensus top coverage player in the 2004 draft -- Ohio State's Chris Gamble -- played more at wide receiver than at cornerback in college, and spent only about ...

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Old 02-27-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Odds stacked against rookie DBs

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Consider for a moment that the consensus top coverage player in the 2004 draft -- Ohio State's Chris Gamble -- played more at wide receiver than at cornerback in college, and spent only about one season on the defensive side of the football, and it becomes far easier to understand why some secondary coaches here for the combine are beginning to update their résumés.


For the early portion of the combine, the coordinators and secondary coaches watched as a parade of oversized wide receivers paraded through crowded corridors at the Indiana Convention, and gasped at the impressive physical dimensions of the pass-catchers. And then the cornerbacks arrived and they, too, took the defensive coaches' breath away.

But for the opposite reason.


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