Small-school CB Desir making a mark
January, 24, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
Having played his college football at Lindenwood University, CB Pierre Desir is quite an unknown. NFL scouts and reporters starting getting a read on the 6-foot-1, 195-pound corner at the East-West Shrine game last week and now the Senior Bowl this week.
"Desir has the third longest wingspan [77.5 inches] among cornerbacks at the Senior Bowl. With his length, he said he likes to watch Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie," Master Tesfatsion of the Star Tribune wrote. "He’s fine with playing at 195 pounds, but Desir would like to add five more pounds so he can play more physical in press coverage, what he considers his strength."
ESPN NFL Insider Steve Muench was unable to see Desir press during last week's game, but he believes the corner has upside as a pro.