Coming into the 2014 NFL Draft, many mock draft boards had Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Aaron Colvin as a mid to lower second round draft pick, but his stock just took a dive. According to NewsOK.com on Jan. 21, Aaron Colvin tore his ACL during practice at the Senior Bowl.
The Senior Bowl is one of the post-season football games where players can try to impress NFL scouts heading into the NFL Combine. The event didn't work out very well for Colvin. The injury happened on Tuesday and he left practice with his knee wrapped up.
This is horrible news. When Ryan Broyles tore his ACL in his senior season at OU, he underwent surgery and the timetable had him ready to return to the field early in his rookie season. Despite the torn ACL, the Detroit Lions drafted the NCAA all-time receptions leader in the second round, knowing they would have him sooner rather than later.
However, with Colvin tearing his ACL in late January, his timetable for return will keep him out of action until the season starts and then he would start learning the system when the position battles have already ended. This means that a team drafting him would only be doing so for the future. That would make using an early pick on him a gamble because most early picks are for players that will help a team now.
The Senior Bowl is a chance for a player to really increase his stock, but in this case, it did much more damage than good for Aaron Colvin. Over his career at OU, Colvin had 234 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five interceptions and three fumble recoveries.