(Instant Impact Potential)
Christian Gonzalez has what it takes to be the top corner in his draft class. He provides the scheme versatility you want from a DB, with the length needed to defend against the NFL's bigger-bodied receivers on the outside. His athleticism is high-end. Anytime you can get a DB with excellent closing speed, a trait required to play at a high level in a zone-based scheme combined with the quick hips and the fluidity needed to stay in phase with receivers in man-to-man defense, you do not pass on them.
PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT
Gonzalez is a physical cornerback who is best suited for a press-man scheme. He has the size and length to match up against bigger and more physical receivers, and can disrupt routes effectively. He's also effective in run support and can be used to set the edge.
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