KC Joyner of ESPN Insider looks at potential defensive breakout players for next season and includes Texas cornerback Carrington Byndom. Here's what he wrote about Byndom.
Two of the cornerstones of [Texas' secondary], cornerback Quandre Diggs and safety Kenny Vaccaro, made the official Big 12 all-conference rosters, but Byndom may actually have been the best player in the Texas defensive backfield.
Byndom allowed only 54 net yards on 19 targets against Justin Blackmon and Jeff Fuller last season, two of the best pass catchers in the Big 12. His 6.2 yards per attempt (YPA) allowed total was better than the YPA marks posted by Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (6.6) and LSU Tigers cornerback Morris Claiborne (7.5), two coverage specialists who will likely end up selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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