As everyone in the media and around the NFL continues to discuss Richard Sherman, there is a cornerback in Mobile, Alabama who is drawing comparisons to the Seattle Seahawks corner at the 2014 Senior Bowl.
According to NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste is the ”kind of long, rangy defender that NFL scouts are coveting in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks’ success this season.”
During Monday’s weigh-ins, Jean-Baptiste weighed in at 215 pounds and was measured at 6-foot-2.
“He displays exceptional ball skills and awareness for a man of his size,” Brooks wrote. “Now, some of that is to be expected based on his experience as a receiver — Jean-Baptiste played wide receiver for nearly two seasons at Nebraska before moving to cornerback. He naturally plucked the ball in drills and showed excellent awareness defending receivers on deep balls.
“With Jean-Baptiste possessing the size and movement skills to snuff out elite receivers in press coverage, the buzz is building for Jean-Baptiste to enter the conversation as a top cornerback prospect.”
It will be interesting to see how Jean-Baptiste continues to perform during his time in Mobile, but he is certainly off to a great start.