About a month ago, Ian Rapoport reported that LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. wouldn’t participate in the on-field workouts in Indianapolis during the NFL combine. Rapoport also included that Stingley would instead wait until LSU’s Pro Day on April 6 after suffering a Lisfranc injury to his foot, which required surgery. Rapoport is now confirming his own earlier reports as Stingley is set to fully participate in the Tigers’ Pro Day on Wednesday.
#LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr., one of the top CBs in the draft, has recovered fully from his Lisfranc injury and will do all drills during his Pro Day on Wednesday, source said. A month after Dr. Robert Anderson cleared him, Stingley has been running fast in training. ⏱
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2022
Stingley is one of several prospects in the cards for the Falcons’ first-round pick.
Stingley is my favorite for the Falcons at 8, but I’m biased, given I went to LSU. However, covering him before he got on campus, I can tell you all Stingley knows is ball. His father has been cultivating a football specimen since the LSU product could walk. He’s flashed the length, speed, and physicality that shutdown corners in the league possess; Stingley can play press-man, off-coverage, and pretty much anything else his defensive coordinator asks of him. He’s incredibly fluid in the hips and has the instincts to match all those physical gifts.
A cornerback room of Stingley, AJ Terrell and Casey Hayward would be quite the formidable unit. Though the Falcons don’t need another corner, Terry Fontenot has long stated that Atlanta won’t be scared to add to a position of strength.
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