’14 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: Sugar Bowl

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November 17, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Deion Belue (13) returns a 57 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 ranked Alabama has 14 players on the CBS Draft Board with eight players projected to be selected in the first seven rounds, including three in the first round.

A lot will depend on what the Texans want to do with their first-round choice because quarterback A.J. McCarron is projected to be selected in the third round, and if Houston goes with a QB in the first round, the top four players for Alabama will pretty much be off the board for the Texans.

With all that said, we should look at cornerback Deion Belue, a 5-11, 183-pound senior who is projected to be selected in the fourth or fifth round.

Belue is the 18th rated cornerback on the CBS Board and the 154th overall rated player and has been timed with a 4.48 40-yard dash.

On his CBS Draft page, it says of the CB:

“Belue is able to be successful because of his desire to win body positioning during the route and at the catch point to make a play on the ball. He can get his hips turned with his aggressive demeanor but has the footwork to quickly recover and collect himself.”

He could be a risk to select at CB with his 5-11 height, but he has played well in the SEC for one of the best teams in the country, so that has to be looked at as well.

Being a possible fifth-round selection, there isn’t a lot of risk in drafting a player like Belue, as he does have some nice upsides, and who knows, he could be a surprise selection in this draft.

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