Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior when he put up 42/3/9. Junior numbers included 43 tackles with seven pass breakups. Part of the 2009 Big Ten championship 4 x 100 meter relay team.
Positives: "Athletic college cornerback with the physical skills necessary to start in the NFL. Quick flipping his hips off the line, mixes it up with receivers throughout routes, and displays a burst of speed bearing down on the play. Easily runs with opponents anywhere on the field, works hard to break up throws, and is a solid open-field tackler. Voluntarily comes up the field to defend running plays and screens and throws his body around the action."
Negatives: "Bites on play-action passes, gets caught out of position, and is late reacting to the action. Does not do a good job positioning himself against opponents to make a play on the ball. Looks confused at times and misses assignments."
Analysis: "Chekwa has shown flashes of shutdown ability since his sophomore campaign yet never really put together a complete game. To this point he still remains a better athlete than football player, but his athleticism coupled with a flashes of talent shown in the past make him enticing prospect."
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