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NFL Draft Prospect Series: Ashton Lampkin

We look at the draft potential of the former Cowboy cornerback

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The 2017 NFL Draft begins tomorrow, Thursday, April 27th. Multiple former Oklahoma State players are hoping to hear their names called this weekend. We’re breaking down the draft profiles of each one.

We’ve already looked at Chris Carson and Jordan Sterns.

This morning we continue our series with a look at cornerback Ashton Lampkin.


Ashton Lampkin

Lampkin is a 6'0, 190 pound cornerback from Fort Worth, TX, who played for the Cowboys from 2012-2016, playing in 55 career games for the Cowboys.

His freshman and sophomore years he was mostly in a backup role, but still played in every game. In 2014, he started the first four games before a ankle injury ended his season. He was given a medical redshirt and started 21 games over his final two seasons with the Pokes. Over his career, he totaled 110 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 9 pass breakups.

Lampkin was invited to the NFL Combine back in February and put on a good showing. Here are his results from the Combine:

4.52 - 40 yard dash
19 rep - bench press
34 in. - vertical jump
120 in. - broad jump

His stat line at the Combine was impressive, especially on the bench where he put up the fourth best performance of his position group.

Lampkin also competed in the Shrine Game back in January. While his stat line in the game wasn’t that impressive, he did turn some heads during practice leading up to the game.

Here is what his scouting report has to say according to nfl.com:

Strengths

Played in various coverages and has rare experience of playing some press coverage in the Big 12. Shows patience from press coverage. Can wait for receivers to release before opening hips. Decent feet and hip fluidity to mirror and match in space. Can flip hips and hit his top gear quickly. Takes good recovery angles on post routes.

Weaknesses

Not a twitchy, explosive cornerback. Has issues with maintaining discipline from man and zone coverage. Gets caught staring down quarterbacks and will find himself out of position. Has a hitch at the top of his pedal when planting to drive on the throw. Delay in closing to ball will limit his production on the ball. Might not be able to carry long speed down the field. Disinterested tackler.

Projection: 7th Round

According to Andrew Miller at Fansided’s Pokes Post, At the Shrine Game Lampkin was drawing interest from at least a couple of NFL Teams.

Multiple teams expressed interest in Lampkin so far. Most notably, the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars have been rumored to have a high-level of interest in Lampkin.

We at CRFF wish Ashton the best of luck this weekend, and with the rest of his NFL career!!