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Chris Crocker

DB | (5-11, 194, 4.65) | Marshall
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played basketball and ran track in high school. High school state champion and second nationally in 110-meter hurdles. College track hurdler who ran the 60-meter high hurdles in 8.12 seconds. Redshirted in 1998. Played every game in '99 as a backup and on special teams, making seven tackles, one pass broken up and zero interceptions. Recorded 56-3-3 in 2000, when he played in all 13 games and started the last seven. Started all 12 games in '01, with one start at cornerback and 11 at free safety, recording 88-10-1. Named first team All-MAC. Started all 13 games in '02, finishing with 126-10-0. Also recorded 51 tackles for loss and two sacks. Team captain. Coaches called him the best cornerback on the team despite playing free safety as a senior. Played cornerback in the East-West Shrine game and showed well.

Positives: Smart, competitive and tough. Very athletic. Fluid. Thinks well on his feet. Good breaking on the ball. Great leadership capabilities. Excels on special-teams coverage units. Shows a good burst. Gives great effort. Quick learner. Smart. Good hips and change of direction. Student of the game.

Negatives: Needs reps as a cornerback. Not very instinctive. Could be more physical.

Summary: Good enough to make a team for his special-teams ability. Best position may be cornerback and exudes the confidence to develop if a team is willing to take a chance.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.