Senior Bowl: Aaron Colvin Suffers Possible ACL Tear

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Aaron Colvin (14) celebrates with fans after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 45-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

 

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.

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  • 3kolu

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for Colvin. This is definitely a position of need for the Vikings. Specifically, opposite Xavier Rhodes. However, there is a ton of depth in free agency and the draft. With all the cap room the Vikings have going after Alterraun Verner or Vontae Davis would be a nice acquisition, then they can go back to the draft and grab another CB if need be. You just can’t have 2 many quality DB’s in today’s pass happy offenses.