Tremendously bad news for one of the better defensive backs in this year’s draft. Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin limped off the Senior Bowl practice field Tuesday afternoon, and early word is that he may have suffered an ACL tear.
Colvin is reportedly undergoing an MRI today. A source close to him said the injury “looks bad.”
Injuries have been a major factor for Colvin throughout the last year. The cornerback fought through shoulder and toe problems in 2013 with the Sooners, and still emerged as a top cornerback prospect.
The six-foot, 186-pound Colvin was rated as a 2nd or 3rd round pick going into the Senior Bowl. After this injury, who knows how far he will fall.
His talent is significant enough that a team will likely still take a shot on him, even if they know he won’t be able to play in 2014.
With their severe need for upgraded cornerback talent, the Vikings may have given Colvin a look in the 2nd or 3rd round. He is viewed as a physical corner who is sometimes prone to over-aggressiveness.