With the 155th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans chose CB Coty Sensabaugh out of Clemson. At first glance, this pick looks like a reach.
Most draft guru’s have his talent graded at 6th-7th round. The only thing that saves this pick is the Tennessee Titans history of picking great CB’s late in the draft, such as Jason McCourty (6th round), Cortland Finnegan (7th round), and Alterraun Verner (4th round).
The Titans front office isn’t blind and I’m sure they’ve seen those ratings by other teams. They must see the potential in him to take him two to three rounds earlier than expected.
Sensabaugh is a 5’11- 189 lbs CB who ran a 4.4 40-yard dash at the combine. One of the biggest impressions he made on scouts this past season was when we was matched up against South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery and held him to only two catches.
Here’s what NFL.com says about him:
Sensabaugh has seen his value rise in the past season since becoming a starter for Clemson. He is the cousin of Cowboys starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh. He displayed good athletic ability and has value as a sixth-round pick.
Sensabaugh is an athletic corner who was a late boomer. He displayed the ability to cover top prospects in his senior year and is savvy around the ball. He is smooth when transitioning and can flip his hips well. Sensabaugh is better at man than zone, and he has shown the tackling ability to contribute on special teams.
Sensabaugh recorded one interception a year and only became a starter this past year. There’s a lot of unknowns about him due to his lack of playing time and it’s hard to get a good feel for what he’ll actually be able to do at the next level. In his senior year, he lead the Tigers in breakups. I think the Titans think he has a lot of potential and expect him to blossom at the next level. Certainly doesn’t hurt when he has so much speed.
We’ll have to wait till preseason before we can really start to get a feel for him.
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