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VONTEZ DUFF
Position: CB
Class: Sr
School: Notre Dame
Conference: I-A Ind.
Ht., Wt.: 5'10½, 203
40 Time: 4.59
Grade: 3.44

Selected by Houston Texans
Round 6, pick 5 (170 overall)
BIO: Senior totals included defensive numbers of 33/2/4 with an average of 10.8 yards on 24 punt returns. Junior totals included 36/1/7 on defense with an average of 9.6 yards on 40 punt returns and 27.7 yards on 19 kick returns with one score.

POSITIVES: Versatile cornerback with added value on special teams. Reads the action, makes good decisions and works well with the safety. Tracks the deep ball, possesses a good break on the throw and works to get a hand in. Defends the run and mixes it up. Elusive when the ball's in his hands and impacts the game returning punts or kicks.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the top footwork, body control as well as recovery speed. Does not show a lot of explosiveness to his game and slow getting off blocks.

ANALYSIS: While a solid corner, Duff has not been an exceptional defensive back or one that's made a lot of plays. May be best facing the quarterback though his greatest worth to an NFL team could be as a return specialist.

PROJECTION: Mid Fifth Round

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