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04-24-2005, 10:10 AM

Fact or Fiction

CB Adam Jones was the best all-around defender in the draft

Todd McShay
Fiction: Pac-Man Jones is an elite corner with tremendous speed, but he might not even be the best cornerback in the draft. Antrel Rolle's size, toughness and ability to provide run support elevates the Miami product to the same level with Jones. But both cornerbacks trail Derrick Johnson in the best defender category. Despite slipping down to Kansas City at No. 15, the Texas linebacker is the best overall defender in the draft. Johnson is active, has sideline-to-sideline range and can blitz the quarterback or drop into coverage. Teams drafting to fill specific needs is the reason for his draft-day slip. Look for Johnson to have the biggest impact of the Class of 2005 defenders.

04-24-2005, 10:15 AM
Right about DJ wrong about Pacman. He is just too small I think that Antrel Rolle was better. For WR, RB small can be good due to speed but CB's when speed is all you have it just doesn't work. Now he'll probably be rookie of the year.