DeQuan Menzie Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > CB > DeQuan Menzie

DeQuan Menzie Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: SEC
School: Alabama Crimson Tide
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #24
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 198 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 5.11 in 2012 by KC

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama

Menzie played two years at Copiah-Lincoln (MS) Community College before Alabama signed him as a JUCO transfer. The cornerback started seven games as a junior for the Crimson Tide, making 33 tackles (five for loss) to go along with two sacks. As a senior in 2011, Menzie moved into a full-time starter role at corner opposite likely first-round selection Dre Kirkpatrick. Menzie finished fifth on the team with 41 tackles (four for loss), recorded 1.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and he led Alabama with 11 pass breakups and 12 passes defensed.

The Columbus, GA native has good size at 5'11'' and 198 pounds. He generally runs in the 4.6s of the 40-yard dash and he has been clocked as fast as 4.52 from that distance. Menzie is not afraid to get physical with wide receivers at the line of scrimmage and he has the strength to throw them off their intended routes. He is also an asset in run support and can make his way into the backfield when necessary. The problem is simply that Menzie does not have elite size or speed, so it is hard to envision him being a star at the next level. He can get beat deep down the field and struggles with straight-line speed to make up ground on receivers. Still, Menzie should contribute in the NFL so look for him to go off the board in the fourth round of April's draft.

Last Updated Feb-17-2012 by Ricky Dimon

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