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Cornerback arrives with experience

Why you should be excited about third-round pick Cameron Sutton:

-He started at left cornerback for four years at Tennessee of the SEC (45 starts in 45 career games played).

-Sutton (5-foot-11, 188 pounds) holds the all-time Tennessee record with 37 career passes defensed, including 16 in 2014 as a sophomore.

-Sutton led FBS with an 18.7-yard average per punt return in 2015 and had a 14.6 career average on punt returns, including three punt-return touchdowns.

-NFL Network and analyst Mike Mayock said Sutton played cornerback, slot-cornerback and safety at the Senior Bowl and considers Sutton a candidate to be a "nickel" (slot-cornerback) initially in the NFL. "Another really good football player," Mayock assessed.

-Sutton has impressed scouts with his instincts and his toughness if not his speed (4.52 in the 40-yard dash), and has impressed coaches with his ability to play with technique and execute assignments. Dane Brugler's 2017 NFL Draft Guide quoted Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop as follows on Sutton: "You'll have a hard time finding on film any time he's misaligned or reading an improper key or playing bad technique."

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