Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
Four players in the Hurricane secondary are legitimate prospects and most carry first-day grades. Junior Devin Hester could be the first cornerback selected next April if he enters the draft. Displaying great ball skills, Hester is fluid in all his movements, displaying great body control and balance. An explosive defender, he has a quick burst to the play and does an outstanding job positioning himself to break up the pass. Factor in Hester's ability to be devastating return specialist and he is a prospect with unlimited upside potential.
SoCal's Take: Devin does have astounding, out of this world upside but he is a VERY SLOW developer. Not as slow as Leon Williams but certainly he has been disappointing in that he could not overtake Marcus Maxey for the starting position before Devin got a mild case of the Turf Toe a few weeks ago. Devin makes plays that no one else can make. As a PART TIME NICKEL CORNER last year, he got FOUR Interceptions. Imagine that. Imagine that kind of athletic ability and ball skills. 4 picks in VERY LIMITED duty. He is as talented as any one who has ever come through the program, in fact, Antrel Rolle says he is the most talented ever to play at Miami, but he is not disciplined in technique and just isnt a fast developer at all. He can get turned around and beaten by polished WRs, sure he closes fast but he just hasnt mastered the techniques that they expected him to master both in the spring and in the fall. He is a devastating returner as well.
Kelly Jennings is also another athletic cornerback with excellent playing speed. Quickly transitioning to run with opponents, Jennings nicely times his pass breakups and displays a good amount of awareness on the field. Not a physical defender, he gives marginal effort defending the run and is not always willing to mix it up in coverage. Jennings' play has been up and down, yet he possesses the physical tools to be a top-45 selection.
SoCal's Take: Kelly is a good, solid consistent corner. To me, he is a more talented version of Kelly Herndon. Not great size or build but he can play. He isnt dominant, but he is consistent. He was dominant back in 2002 but has slightly tapered off a little each year after that. He has had an absolutely amazing camp though and looks to be an All-American this year. Perhaps it will be another 2002 for him. As an NFL prospect, his size will hurt him but he is a very solid player, just has to reach just a little higher to get to that next level.
For the rest of the article: http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=13&p=2&c=430371
Is Devin just a slow starter with bad technique or someone who just lacks the reflexes,instincts and brains.
I'm really warming up to Kelly Jennings. How tall is he? Will he be underrated going to the draft?
Or I could just start watching myself. Miami is a fantastic team to watch in likes of OSU.
Where do you get access to all the games Socal?