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Dominique Franks
Round 5, Pick 135
Position: CB
Class: 4Jr
School: Oklahoma
Conference: Big 12
HT: 5-11
WT: 194
40 Time: 4.46
Biography: Two-year starter at All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior. Totals last season included 47/2/5 after 44/4/10 the prior year.

Positives: Athletically gifted cornerback who plays a physical game. Strong at the point, easily runs downfield with opponents and displays a burst to the ball out of his plant. Uses his size to box out opponents, aggressively goes after ball handlers, and is a strong open field tackler. Above-average skills recognizing routes in zone coverage, displays a sense of timing and makes a lot of positive plays on the ball. Tough defending running plays or screen passes.

Negatives: Stiff moving in reverse, slow transitioning off the line, and shows a lot of hesitation in his game. Marginally instinctive, falls asleep on occasion and blows assignments.

Analysis: Franks has been a solid cornerback at Oklahoma the past two seasons and a playmaker at the position. He possesses the physical skills to be a starter at the next level yet will need time to develop his game and may only be able to play in a bump- and-run type of system.

Projection: 3rd
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