Feb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive back Trae Waynes catches a pass in a work out drill during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Trae Waynes, Michigan State, 6’0″ 185 LBS
Waynes is undoubtedly the top cornerback in this year’s draft. He had a sensational combine, where he was the fastest corner with a 4.31 40-yard dash. Waynes showed off his recovery speed and looked very good in field drills.
Like all Michigan State corners, Waynes was asked to play on an island in mostly man-to-man coverages and has only allowed two touchdowns over the last two seasons. At 6 ft, Waynes has the size to match up against the league’s premier wide receivers in bump and run and has the length to contest any throw on the field. He is a tough-minded competitor who is very physical in run support.
I think that Waynes can be a first year starter on most NFL teams and he has a very high ceiling due to his speed and length.
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