by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
February 2005
Antonio Perkins   CB   Oklahoma
Strengths

Antonio has good size and strength for his position. He has excellent speed and quickness and is an excellent return man. He uses good techniques, very good back pedal and excellent hip/flip that allows him to cover just about anyone he goes up against. Antonio is one of the better CBs in this draft because he has talent and is very smart. Antonio has 1st round talent.

 

Needs to Improve

Antonio had an injury to his knee this year and is slowly coming back into the form that had made him one of the best CB/return men in the country in his junior year.

 

Talent Board Round  3

One year youre the best and the next year, everyone forgets how good you were because of a simple knee injury that, to my knowledge, did not require surgery! Shame on you, scouts, for forgetting this kid! I didnt see anyone forget Willis McGahee, who, with a possible career-ending knee injury, still went in the first round. Antonio was on his way to being considered a top 15 talent in this draft and I think before it is all said and done, you will see him jump ahead of those so called juniors CBs who, in most cases, do not have better skills and are nowhere near the finished product that Antonio is. When you pick Antonio, youll get a player that, as soon as he is back from his injury, will get on the field as a starter and never come off. Antonio is a quality kid that knows how to play the game. He is smart and a team player. A perfect Patriots type of player and pick that, for the last few years, 31 teams have passed on and will again regret it. He is simply an excellent football player.