Weight: 191 pounds
Round Projection: Late 1st
TCU CB Jeff Gladney is combat proven. One of the top wide receiver prospects in the nation, Denzel Mims (Baylor), said that — in his opinion — Gladney is “actually the best corner in this class period.”
A world-class athlete, Gladney was pegged to run in the 4.3 (forty-yard dash) range — he reportedly clocked a 4.34 last year — but posted a time of 4.48 seconds at the NFL Combine. And, while Gladney is on the shorter side, he has a 37.5″ vertical and a 6-foot-3 inch wingspan, allowing him to be competitive at the catch point.
At the combine, Gladney spoke about his love for press coverage, saying, “I just like being up in somebody’s face. I feel like that’s mano a mano. We’re right there together, so the best man wins.”
It makes sense that Gladney feels that way, he has a 45.5 percent average completion rating at the college level.
Gladney possesses the top-end speed to keep up with the AFC’s finest and is rarely beaten deep. As a senior, Gladney led the Big-12 with 14 pass breakups.
The former TCU Horned Frog would be a perfect fit for the Titans, but it’s looking more and more like he will be gone before number 29 overall.