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2006 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences

Cedric Griffin - CB

 Cedric Griffin Grade: 3.92
 Position: CB
 Class: Sr
 School: Texas
 Conference: Big Twelve
 Ht., Wt.: 6-0, 199
 40 Time: 4.57
  Selected by: Minnesota Vikings
  Round 2, pick 16 (48 overall)

BIO: Four-year starter used at both corner and safety. All-Conference selection as a senior after 86 tackles and 15 pass defenses. Junior numbers included 68/2/6. Outstanding special-teams player throughout college.

POSITIVES: Physical cornerback with good upside potential. Jams opponents at the line, fluid turning his hips and easily runs downfield with receivers. Quickly breaks to the throw, has a burst of closing speed as well as a hard-hitting style. Active in run defense, attacks ball carriers and shakes the ball loose with jarring hits.

NEGATIVES: Mentally hesitant, slow locating the ball and gives up receptions when he should not. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.

ANALYSIS: A terrific athlete with good upside, Griffin could start at the next level in the proper system. Best in a zone system or press coverage.

Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty

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