2012 NFL Draft Interview: Micah Pellerin

Micah Pellerin is someone to keep an eye on as the draft draws near

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Micah Pellerin wasn’t a name too many people knew about at the end of his college career. Fast forward a few months, through the Shrine Game and NFL combine and suddenly Pellerin is becoming a household name for NFL Scouts.

Micah Pellerin has seemingly everything an NFL team looks for in a defensive back prospect. He has the size, measuring 6’1″, the speed (4.47) and the versatility. He impressed NFL scouts at the East-West Shrine game and continued his strong post season at the NFL Combine, where he really put himself on the map.

He recently worked out for the New England Patriots and has more workouts scheduled. Pellerin is rising up draft boards and will likely hear his name called sometime between rounds four and six during the draft. I was extremely impressed with Pellerin’s knowledge of the game, his professionalism and understanding of the game.
Here is the complete Micah Pellerin interview:

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10 Responses to “2012 NFL Draft Interview: Micah Pellerin”

  1. JimC says:


    That’s not my point. You make it sound like we should trade all our 1st and second rounders for 5th and 6th rounders because their cheaper. My point is with the law of averages you will have a higher level of “busts” in the later rounds then in the first two rounds.

  2. TD says:

    Can’t have/afford “great” players at all positions with a salary cap in place.
    Brady, Welker, Mankins, Wilfork, Mayo take up about 33% of the cap.

    After next year, the cap will take a hit also if Gronk & Hernandez re-up at a bigger number.

    Accumulating “great” players at big salaries is why the Colts are/will be rebuilding for the next 3-5 years. Would we be happy with a Pat’s team that wins between 1-5 games per year for 3/4 years–hell no!

    • Jeff M says:

      Thus part of the balancing act for BB is always having future draft picks to be able to balance the talent level and replace players (like Seymour and Samuel and Law and others) who think they should be paid exhorbitant amounts of money instead of staying on a team that knows how to win and taking a little less of the pie.

  3. JimC says:

    The last great cornerback gamefully employeed by the Patriots was Ty Law who by the way was a first rounder. If you want talent you need to move up and grab it, not by wasting picks lower picks on players who may not be able to crack your roster.

  4. JimC says:

    The patriots don’t need anymore 4-6 round cornerbacks – They have plenty already to go along with their 31st ranks passing defense. This guy isn’t worth a roster spot.

  5. BILL says:

    Keep your options open, and look for gems that can make the team and not always be a instant starter. Patriots are so good at filling the non-starters with cheap low round picks instead of expensive picks that can’t start

  6. Jimmy says:

    does anybody know if this dude is good? I have never even heard of him. hope they get janoris jenkins or dre kirkpatrick instead. those guys are #beastmode

    • NEPD says:

      Micah is a very good player. Fringe Top 100 guy.

    • Jared says:

      Wes Bunting’s Practice Notes from East-West Shrine Game stated:
      “Small-school CB Micah Pellerin displayed a great feel in coverage Monday during one-on-one sessions. He’s slow in his drop, exhibits a good closing burst and despite getting a bit leggy at times he had the length to get his hands on a lot of footballs. Looks like a potential NFL starter at 6-0, 195.”

      Pellerin’s NFL Combine Player Profile published at http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/micah-pellerin?id=2532927 states:
      Though he may “need some developmental time covering bigger and faster receivers at the next level, but at 6 feet tall he won’t get beat physically and is a strong player in all facets of the game. Pellerin has speed and is a very technical defender in his back pedal and can ignite a powerful drive leg to come forward out of his back pedal and drive on the ball. As a cover guy, he likes to play off, probably too far off for the next level, but he is good to turn and run in a receivers hips once he gives up his cushion. He has the speed to recover when beat initially off the line playing press and is an athlete when it comes to making a play on the ball.”

    • Jeff M says:

      I would love Stephon Gilmore too.

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