2017 NFL Draft big board: Top 10 cornerback prospects

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Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Chidobe Awuzie (4) during a NCAA football game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Colorado 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Chidobe Awuzie (4) during a NCAA football game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Colorado 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

10. Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado (6-0, 205) — Film Grade: 78.5

Quick Take: Like King, Awuzie is not a traditional man cover cornerback. However, he excels in zone defense, where he can keep his eyes on the quarterback and use his football instincts to break on the ball.

Awuzie is a tremendous playing up near the line of scrimmage, where he can make plays against the run and defend short-to-intermediate routes.

Awuzie will make a really good nickel corner-safety hybrid player in the NFL.

Traits: 1. Athletic Ability (8/10)  2. Awareness (9/10)  3. Speed (7/10)  4. Strength (4/5)  5. Impact/Playmaking (8/10)  6. Man Coverage (6/10)  7. Zone Coverage (9/10)  8. Ball Skills (5/10)  9. Run Support (4.5/5)  10. Tackling (5/5)  11. Competitiveness (9/10)  12. Size (4/5)

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