Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Tuesday at the Senior Bowl, according to multiple sources. A 5-foot-11, 186-pound defensive back, Colvin received attention from the Eagles on Monday during the first set of Senior Bowl practices, according to Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski.
Colvin's size obviously meshed with the likes of current Eagles cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams. With that said, it pretty clear that he fits the current mold of Eagles defensive backs. Colvin was likely a Day 2 target for the Eagles that could have added depth at the premium position.
A first team All-Big 12 selection this season, he collected three sacks and five interception over his final two years in Oklahoma. He was a three-year starter and had 23 passes defensed during his time in Tulsa. He was considered a second or third round pick by CBS Sports prior to the injury.
Colvin can make plays on the ball in coverage and is a very sound tackler. A tough cover guy with no fear of contact, he may actually be a fit for safety if the knee injury takes away some of his speed. Colvin is also excellent at corner blitzes and uses his speed to go untouched as he runs past blockers.
Colvin is not without his faults. He is prone to mistakes in coverage and at times, fails to turn around with the ball in the air. He allowed three touchdowns in a game to current Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey in 2012, mainly due to his hiccups in coverage.
The injury will likely cause Colvin to fall significantly in the draft. With timing and severity of the injury, it is likely that a team will have to eat a year of his rookie contract before he can actually contribute. He should still be drafted based on his tape, but it will likely be in the sixth or seventh round.
Here is a look at Colvin in action: