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Gareon Conley: The answer across from Patrick Peterson?

While Marshon Lattimore gets all the pub, Conley was the top corner on the Buckeyes roster.

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There has been much debate about the “need” for the Arizona Cardinals entering the 2017 NFL Draft.

Do they draft for the here and now, do they take a quarterback of the future, do they continue to stock at positions they have already addressed?

When you talk about the cornerback position, there is Marshon Lattimore, then everyone else in the 2017 draft.

The glut of talent at vying to be the second best corner in this class is long and deep, but there are a number of players who have trump cards they carry that make them a little more interesting than others.

Enter Gareon Conley, the “other” corner from Ohio State in this draft.

Conley was actually used more as the Buckeyes top corner in 2016, he got the tough assignments week in and week out, and excelled.

He is a similar size to Patrick Peterson, with longer arms, but is leaner and didn’t have the same 4.34 forty time as Peterson. He did however test similarly in other categories, including the all important three cone time.

Where Conley has me worried isn’t anything about his size (like Tre’Davious White) or his lack of ball skills (like Marlon Humphrey) it is that he isn’t as physical as you would like. He has good feet and moves well, but he doesn’t use his hands enough.

That being said, one thing that prospects usually struggle with coming from college is... They are a little too grabby, so maybe that is a plus and they can work with him on using his hands instead of trying to get him to stop using his hands.

Conley isn’t as willing as White or Humphrey in run support, but he’s not a total liability either.

What do you think? Could Conley be the answer to the Cardinals quest for a corner opposite Patrick Peterson?