Darqueze Dennard set to visit Rams, Jets and Bengals

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Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard got a pretty good lesson from his cousin about what not to do before the draft when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer just before the 2012 draft.

Projected to be a second or third round pick by many, Alfonzo Dennard wound up dropping to the Patriots in the seventh round. He’s serving as a sounding board for his cousin this offseason and the first, second and third lesson should focus on avoiding such sinkholes because Darqueze might have even more to lose if he takes a swing at a law enforcement officer.

The Spartan standout is ranked alongside Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller at the top of the position group and is expected to go in the first round on May 8. He’ll be visiting some of the teams that could select him in the coming days. Gil Brandt of NFL Network reports that Dennard is meeting with the Rams on Thursday with visits with the Jets and Bengals lined up for next week.

The Jets and Bengals are also on the list of teams visiting with Fuller, and both of them would benefit from landing a blue-chipper in the secondary during the draft.

16 responses to “Darqueze Dennard set to visit Rams, Jets and Bengals

  1. And with the 18th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, The New York Jets select Darque-*BOOOOOOOOOO*

    You know it’s coming.

  2. If you believe the talking heads, the odds for Dennard being around at #24 are slim. However, a guy or two always drops – maybe the Bengals get lucky and get him.

  3. I recently watched some game film of Dennard.

    He has outstanding coverage ability, and is always in the perfect position to make a play on the ball.

    The problem with Dennard is his constant holding on opposing receivers and unnecessary grabbing.

    If he doesn’t fix this, he will be a PI target in the NFL.

    If he gets this fixed, I believe he has the ceiling of a player like Joe Haden and does have the ability to shutdown opposing #1 receivers.

    -thepftpoet Draft Analysis

  4. Come on, mike brown.

    I don’t know anything about the guy… other than being a cornerback… and… I know the Bengals could use him.

    SEE: Leon Hall – OUT FOR 2013 SEASON
    SEE: Terence Newman – injured much of 2013 + OVER 30
    SEE: Adam Jones – OVER 30

  5. If the Jets think Dennard is the best player on their board when they’re on the clock, they should take him. You don’t draft just to fill needs. You have to draft talent.

  6. Darqueze Dennard could end up being taken early in the 1st round. The Steelers are very good candidates to take Darqueze with the 15th overall pick, but don’t be surprised if the Lions pick him up with the 10th pick. As the draft get closer, Darqueze seems to get higher on the board and in the CB ratings. Whichever team picks him up will get a great value at the CB position.

  7. This is exactly the player that the Lions need to draft, which of course means that the Lions will trade up for Sammy Watkins.

  8. The Jets need a WR. But this draft is deep
    with receivers. Taking Dennard will give Rex the
    corners he requires. Dee Milliner struggled
    for awhile. But he was stellar in December.

  9. as for the rams i believe they have 3 guys slotted with pick 13 haha dix justin gilbert and dennard of course i could be wrong but i feel they have those three rated top to bottom and will see who is best left when they pick at 13. of course if a stud falls out of the top 10 and is there at 13 maybe things change but barring that or an anthony barr or aaron donald slipping to 13 the other 3 seem like the likely candidates!!

  10. Bengals should trade down if Gilbert, Dennard or Fuller aren’t there at 24. Stockpile some mid rounders and double dip at CB position. I was ok with Ohio State’s corner Bradley Robey but it seems like a reach at 24. I want a corner bad for my Bengals but I don’t want them to reach either….. Other guys I’d be ok with at 24 not named Gilbert, Dennard, Fuller are:
    Kony Ealy(welcome back MJ)
    Reshade Hageman(Eventual Peko replacement and rotational guy)
    Zach Martin(can play any position along the line, including Center)
    Taylor Lewan(that’s a big slide)
    Cyrus Koujandjio(jury’s out)
    Jason Vernett(don’t know why I keep forgetting him)
    Trading down would alow a double dip on corners like Breeland, Jean-Baptiste, ROBEY, Roberson, Joiner or McGill.

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