The Oklahoma Sooners haven’t had a cornerback touted as much as Aaron Colvin since Derrick Strait. However, this season it looks like the player that will be the superstar leading this defense won’t be a typical player from Linebacker-U, but will be the speedy Colvin in the backfield.
Check out his accolades so far:
- Nominated for the Lott IMPACT Trophy for 2013
- CBSSports Pete Prisco ranks him the 18th best PLAYER in the nation
- ESPN’s Mel Kiper ranks him the 36th best player overall, and fourth among cornerbacks
In his three seasons at Oklahoma, Colvin has played cornerback, was moved to strong safety, and then back to cornerback. Along the way, he has 170 tackles in three seasons, including an impressive 84 in 2011. He has 2.5 sacks as an outside blitzer and picked off four passes in 2012. He has also broken up 20 passes over his career, including 11 in 2012.
Everyone expects him to be even better in 2013.
Oklahoma is lucky that Colvin decided to even come back. In an interview back in March, he told NewsOK.com that he was very close to entering the 2013 NFL Draft. He also said that his ultimate goal is to be Jim Thorpe – which is to be the best in the nation at his position.
From all the talk, he has all the ability in the world to achieve that goal. If he does, he might be able to add another title to his list of accolades – 2014 NFL first round draft pick.