Seventh Round: 'Boys Select CB

Alan Ball

With their final pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys drafted Illinois cornerback Alan Ball.

SCOUT.COM DRAFT RANKING: No. 25 (Cornerback)

SCOUTING REPORT: CB Alan Ball
BIO: Four-year starter who posted career totals of 62/1/11 last season after 55/1/5 as a junior.

POSITIVE: Tall, thin cover corner who plays heads-up football. Effective facing the action, works well with safeties and quickly breaks on the ball. Reads the action, displays a good degree of suddenness to his game and fast up the field defending the run. Gives effort in all aspects of the game.

NEGATIVE: Not strong at the point, has tackles broken and loses out in battles. Struggles staying with receivers out from their breaks.

FINAL ANALYSIS: A developing corner who's shown a lot of promise, Ball is a late-round selection who could be used as a nickel or dime back for a variety of defensive systems.


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