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For cornerback-hungry teams such as the Ravens, this draft is full of options

For cornerback-hungry teams such as the Ravens, this draft is full of options

NFL head coaches at the scouting combine over the last week treated the question as if it was a request to reveal their organization's free-agent wish list.

Asked about the characteristics the Seattle Seahawks look for in evaluating defensive backs, coach Pete Carroll meandered through a 200-word answer, ending it with the acknowledgment that "I told you absolutely nothing, which was my goal."

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio rattled off just about every potential attribute of a top cornerback rather than focusing on one or two defining ones. And then there was Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who thought about the question for a bit and then cited Malcolm Gladwell's...

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