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Arizona Cardinals Find Cornerback Jorrick Calvin In Sixth Round Of Draft


The Arizona Cardinals drafted a cornerback after waiting five rounds prior. They landed Jorrick Calvin, a defensive back out of Troy with the 201st overall pick. Earlier on Saturday, the Cardinals dealt starting coner, Bryant McFadden, back to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was obvious that a cornerback wasn't that far ahead at that point.

We don't know a lot about Calvin but he does have the talent to play in the NFL. Similar to last year's pick, conerback Greg Toler, Calvin isn't a big name coming out of the draft and wasn't even projected to be drafted by some boards.

He played at Troy in 2008 as the starting cornerback, but was acedemicallyh ineligible in 2009. He has raw athleticism but uses his speed(4.46 40 at Troy pro day) and quickness to cover receivers. He uses his body well even though he doesn't have the ideal size(5'10, 182 lbs) to play cornerback. He excelled on special teams, where he averaged 25.7 yards per kick return, 2.5 yards more then previous standout and current NFL cornerback, Leodis McKelvin.

Calvin will get the opportunity to make the Cardinals roster considering the they were already thin at cornerback. The move is also interesting considering he has big play potential at both kick and punt returns. What are your thoughts on Calvin and did the Cardinals wait too long to draft a defensive back?