Over the next few days, Acme Packing Company will be spending time working on preparations for the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. We'll be looking position-by-position to identify a player who might intrigue the Green Bay Packers and general manager Ted Thompson on each of the three days of the draft.
In addition, we'll also find one prospect with an especially interesting or unique story. In the case of the cornerbacks, we're looking at a player who is making a massive position switch in an effort to keep his NFL dream alive.
Let us know in the comments which other cornerback prospects you're interested in and will be following closely at the Combine.
Trae Waynes, Michigan State (redshirt Junior)
Projected measurements (from NFL Draft Scout): 6'1", 183 pounds; 4.53 40-yard dash
Waynes led the Spartans' pass defense in 2014 and is seen by many as the top cover corner in the draft. A high school teammate of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, Waynes is currently projected by most mock drafts as a mid-first round pick. If he does not test well at the Combine, he might slip a bit and be available into the 20s or potentially at the 30th pick.
Alex Carter, Stanford (Junior)
Projected measurements: 6'0", 200 pounds, 4.51 40-yard dash
Carter is a physical corner with good size, a must for the Packers at the position (as they have not selected a corner shorter than 5'11" in years). Though he recorded only two interceptions in his three-year career, Carter did force four fumbles and was a three-time honorable mention All-Pac 12 player.
Eric Rowe, Utah (Senior)
Projected measurements: 6'1", 204 pounds, 4.53 40-yard dash
A four-year starter, Rowe started as a free safety before moving to corner for his senior year. He ended up earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors at both positions. Though the projected time above is not exceptional, NFL Draft scout reports that he was supposedly clocked at 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and could rise up draft boards with a big combine performance.
Nick Marshall, Auburn
Projected measurements: 6'2", 205 pounds; 4.48 40-yard dash
Marshall is an intriguing prospect mainly because of his college history. He played quarterback in a read-option-based offense at Auburn and is attempting a significant position switch as he approaches the NFL. Marshall's size and speed make him an intriguing prospect, and he is expected to test well in off-field drills. However, his positional drills will likely be a more significant factor in determining where he goes in the 2015 Draft.
Here's the full list of corners participating at the Combine: