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Aaron Colvin tears ACL at Senior Bowl practice


For any former college football player who hopes to enhance his draft stock via all-star games, there’s a risk.

That risk was realized on Tuesday by Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin.

Via multiple reports, which have been confirmed by agent Ken Sarnoff, Colvin suffered a torn ACL during Senior Bowl practice.  While there’s a chance Colvin will be ready to go by Week One, it’ll be a tall order for Colvin to contribute much as a rookie, since he’ll be rehabbing while other rookies are engaging in offseason workouts, training camp, and the preseason.

While Colvin could have been injured during any of those activities, his draft status would have been locked in before the injury.  Now, Colvin will plunge — possibly out of the draft completely.

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34 Responses to “Aaron Colvin tears ACL at Senior Bowl practice”
  1. bert1913 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:32 PM

    don’t be shocked if the seahawks pick colvin up

  2. rjth2012 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:34 PM

    Really sorry to see this happen to the young man. I was watching the Senior Bowl practice when it happened. Good luck Aaron!!!

  3. bassplucker says: Jan 21, 2014 8:36 PM

    Damn. Bad news for him and the numerous teams looking for CB help too. He was having a good week there too based on reports I had read.

  4. chawk12thman says: Jan 21, 2014 8:36 PM

    Bad News. Risk vs. Reward, for sure.

  5. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 21, 2014 8:37 PM

    This is why he isn’t a Steeler. We knew this would happened 14 months ago.

  6. RavenzGunnerz says: Jan 21, 2014 8:37 PM

    I can predict that Ozz will pick him up for the cheap and challenge him to be good… –> See. Marlon Brown.

  7. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 21, 2014 8:39 PM

    That’s a shame, hopefully someone takes a late round flyer on him.

  8. bleedburgandyandgold says: Jan 21, 2014 8:41 PM

    Terrible when this happens to these kids

  9. grudenfan says: Jan 21, 2014 8:45 PM

    Didn’t see practice. Did Mayock, Savage or any of the other people who crushed the guys who skipped the event yesterday at least acknowledge that this is why some players decide to stay away? Those guys always pretend like there’s a no-lose scenario to being there, and that’s not the case.

    Feel sorry for Colvin, and that has to shake up all the other players there, I would think.

  10. arwiv says: Jan 21, 2014 8:49 PM

    And some team is now going to get a player without wasting a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.

    I remember screaming for the gaints to draft burfict a few years ago, starting in the sixth round. Teams should remember a guy like burfict when thinking about passing on a guy like this in the 6th and 7th rounds.

  11. randomguy9999 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:49 PM

    I can’t count how many times guys screwed up their careers with Senior Bowl or Pro Bowl injuries…

    The Fantasy draft angle to this years Pro Bowl will likely create a competitive situation and be more interesting, but it’s still a ridiculous risk to players.

    The Senior Bowl and Pro Bowl are simply TV money grabs and should be killed forever.

  12. seanb20124 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:50 PM

    Who picks up tab for his medical bills?

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 21, 2014 8:50 PM

    Unfortunately he could have just won a vacation to Newport Beach as Mr. Irrelevant. Should be a nice place to relax and rest up though.

  14. kpow55 says: Jan 21, 2014 8:53 PM

    Lions please send a camp invite now.

  15. theauger says: Jan 21, 2014 9:02 PM

    Colvin had a late 2nd, early 3rd grade at this point in the draft process. The 9th best CB. I imagine he was hoping to push his stock up & move into the top 5 CB(s) or late 1st, early 2nd rounds.

    This just shows you the risk/reward these guys go through when prepping for the draft.

  16. alskdh says: Jan 21, 2014 9:03 PM

    Pats Superbowl 2015 with Gronk.
    See you then.

  17. citiciti says: Jan 21, 2014 9:06 PM

    Insurance?Wonder if his agent had it for him.

  18. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 21, 2014 9:12 PM

    Plus, we win Super Bowls.

  19. packerbackernj says: Jan 21, 2014 9:15 PM

    Very deep draft. He’ll get grabbed late, if not he’ll definitely get a few un drafted free agent deals. And from there it’s on his own desire to make it.

  20. bcajun says: Jan 21, 2014 9:21 PM

    Maybe a 7th rounder based on potential possibly…wouldnt mind if my saints give it a go late

  21. dannymac17 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:25 PM

    If hes got the good on tape and the injury doesnt hamper his ability to come back, he would be a steal late in the draft.

    Damn shame. Get better young man.

  22. jonbeck316 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:43 PM

    Even with the ACL tear he is better than any receiver currently on the Seahawks roster

  23. getyourownname says: Jan 21, 2014 11:06 PM

    And some people carp about AJ McCarron for skipping these events.

  24. cowboys8819 says: Jan 21, 2014 11:12 PM

    Good luck Aaron! If he has a good recovery he will be a steal. He can ball!

  25. hawksfan99 says: Jan 21, 2014 11:18 PM

    They probably will pick him up, he fits the seahawks scheme he’s around 6′-6’1.

  26. r8dernation says: Jan 22, 2014 12:21 AM

    That has got to suck. Get well soon, A A Ron.

  27. brent4liberty says: Jan 22, 2014 12:53 AM

    This guy would fit Mike Zimmer’s M.O.

  28. dlk47823 says: Jan 22, 2014 1:02 AM

    Very solid player, great athlete with strong cover skills. I’ll bet on him to make an NFL roster.

  29. djshnooks says: Jan 22, 2014 1:27 AM

    Nickell Robey was undrafted this year and ranked as PFT’s #1 slot CB.

    Jabari Greer and Fred Jackson were undrafted and both have had good careers.

    Not all is lost here…Godspeed to Colvin.

  30. rascalmanny says: Jan 22, 2014 6:00 AM

    Millions lost right there.

  31. razzlejag says: Jan 22, 2014 6:42 AM

    I agree that the Pro Bowl is silly and with this “draft” approach, it’s even dumber. Only a 10 year old would watch it.

    The Senior Bowl, though, is different as it allows players to showcase themselves. It’s a job interview. As someone said, it really is risk vs reward.

    These kids are thinking NFL only, in most cases there is no backup plan, no plans to use their college “degree”. The Senior Bowl is important, the Pro Bowl is a waste of time.

  32. phuckosu says: Jan 22, 2014 9:12 AM

    Torn ACL? Sounds like that’s right up the Lions alley

  33. rexryansdirtysock says: Jan 22, 2014 9:38 AM

    The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 21, 2014 8:37 PM

    This is why he isn’t a Steeler. We knew this would happened 14 months ago.

    So did you also know that the Steelers would be terrible 14 months ago?

  34. steves11 says: Jan 22, 2014 9:59 AM

    This sounds like the kind of player that the Eagles will take a flyer on. Look for them to draft Colvin in the 4th round.

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