6. Meeks, CB, Stanford
Projected round: 4th or 5th round
Meeks sees himself as a day two pick. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein projects him to be a fourth or fifth round selection.
One of the bigger knocks surrounding the Stanford corner is his speed. He didn’t run the 40 at the combine and there are worries he lacks recovery speed, which is a problem because he didn’t impress scouts with his ability to jam receivers at the line in press-man coverage.
But he’s a darn good back peddler who didn’t get penalized at all during the 2017 season. That’s a really interesting stat for someone who supposedly can’t keep up with receivers.
You’d think he’d be gabbing at receivers who blow by him, but there were no yellow flags to indict Meeks last season.
At 6-2, 205 pounds, Meeks also possesses some intriguing size.
His Stanford Cardinal teammate Justin Reid will probably be picked ahead of Meeks, but if he’s there in the fifth round, he should draw the Browns’ attention because of his potential to one day start.