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February 26, 2014

Combine profile: Lindenwood CB Pierre Desir

Name: Pierre Desir

Position: Cornerback

Height/weight: 6-1/198

School/Class: Lindenwood/Redshirt Senior

Projected round: 4th

Career highlights: A first-team Little All-American, that title is about as much as you could hope for as a player at a school like Lindenwood. He had 13 interceptions in his final two seasons there.

Did you know?: He left Washburn after three years so he could be closer to home to help raise his two children with his wife. He didn’t get a scholarship to Lindenwood, though, and had to work while he went to school to pay his way.

Quotes: "Watching Richard Sherman and the other bigger corners has helped me, it helps scouts look at me in a different light to see that I’m a guy with range and that I can be one of the great big corners in the future.” 

Panthers’ level of interest: A popular name in the mid rounds, Desir performed well at the Senior Bowl and had one of the best broad jumps (133 inches) of the cornerbacks at the combine. His 4.59-40 time would ideally be better, but his height and long arms (33 inches) compensate for a few hundredths of a second. You’ll hear his name thrown around some by draftniks as a hipster-cool darkhorse, but make no mistake, Desir can play. 

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 26, 2014 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

Comments

How do you know he can play when he has never played anyone? I'm sick of the Panthers drafting guys from small colleges. It hasn't worked out that well overall. I could see inviting him to camp after he goes undrafted.

Posted by: deepenwide | Feb 26, 2014 1:38:30 PM

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