Every team in the NFL is looking for that special surprise, the wow factor in a player and a bit of gold on draft day. Josh Norman may be exactly what the teams are looking for to improve their secondary.
Norman is not your ordinary major program or major conference corner back but has exactly what it takes to be very successful in the NFL. He is just starting to open up scouts’ eyes. Right now he’s not being projected in the 1st or even the 2nd Round but the prospect has the talent of the abilities to in front the other well-known corners in top of the draft boards, and there’s certainly time for him to move up draft boards before the big day itself.
During his four-year career at Coastal Carolina, Norman totaled 196 tackles, including seven for a loss with 13 interceptions and 35 passes defensed.
In the East-West Shrine he captured the eyes of scouts, Norman was mainly impressive with his ball skills, displaying the footwork and techniques needed to cover wide receivers in the NFL.
Norman is excellent in coverage, he will occasionally get beat on a double move, but he has the speed to recover. He was a walk on to Coastal Carolina, his intellect on and off the field has him rising up boards. To me he is the exciting small school cornerback, and really impressed me so these past few months I wanted to have a chance to speak with him myself heading into the combine.
Earlier last week I had the oppportunity, to interview him over the phone:
Question: How are you doing today? How are things going in preparing for the combine?
Josh Norman: Shine and bright as I waiting for the wheels to fall in place
Question: What do you look forward to showing the scouts and coaching staff during the NFL combine?
Norman: Showing them I can play with competition at the next level by turning heads
Question: What advantages you have over the other prospects at your position in the draft especially coming from a smaller school?
Norman: Hard work, dedication, the thought of never being defeated and the will to succeed
I appreciated his time and I look forward to keeping up with him heading into the draft, I am sure he will do well on Tuesday at the combine when the defensive backs show their talents.