Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad defensive corner Pierre Desir of Lindenwood (30) celebrates after an interception against the South squad duing the second half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. South defeated the North 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
With the NFL scouting combine quickly approaching this weekend, Many eyes will be on the future prospects of the NFL. Specifically, for The Chargers coaches and scouts, many skill positions will have to be watched and studied with great interest.
It’s no secret that one of the most important needs for The Chargers this off-season will be addressing the cornerback position. In a recent two round mock draft by Dan Kadar @mockingthedraft, Kadar predicts that The Chargers will select a “small school” corner that came off an impressive senior bowl week and is beginning to make some noise as the NFL combine draws near.
Pierre Desir is not one of the “common” name cornerbacks that has been talked about very often in regards to players to watch. However, Desir, is more than willing to seize his opportunity and turn a few heads at the combine this weekend. Coming out of Lindenwood University, it’s easy to see why the national media knows very little about The small school cornerback. But with recent interest in teams looking to acquire “bigger” defensive backs and college scouts searching for the next Richard Sherman prototype, Desir has the physical attributes to draw attention.
At 6’1 and 195 pounds, Desir has some intriguing intangibles. Possessing the 3rd longest wingspan among active cornerbacks at The Senior Bowl (77.5 inches), he has also been clocked running the 40 yard dash at 4.46. In two years playing at Lindenwood University, Desir intercepted 13 passes and had 30 pass break ups. A physical corner in press coverage and with enough fluidity to play off-man coverage, Desir is a mold-able player at the next level.
While his size and speed look good on paper, Desir plans to take full advantage of his combine invite and let his college play and his tryout in Indianapolis speak for itself. Possessing great attitude and tremendous work ethic, Desir has the athleticism, the intangibles and the intelligence to become a solid starting NFL corner.
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