TSU Alum Dominique Rodgers Cromartie Moving back to CB

Moving Back to Corner Position

Commentary | Random thoughts with football on the brain

Published: June 10, 2012

By ALAN DELL

DRC going strong

On the opposite end of this spectrum is Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, another favorite son out of Lakewood Ranch.

DRC is a good example of how things can change quickly in NFL time. Last year, he was traded to Philadelphia and was switched to covering the slot, which does not play to his strength.

DRC struggled, but the Eagles traded veteran Asante Samuel. Now DRC is back at his regular cornerback spot covering the outside, where he can take advantage of his speed.

All the Eagles receivers have been raving about how DRC has looked in OTAs, and he is very happy to have made the move back to his strongest position.

DRC, drafted the same year as Jenkins, is going into his contact year and, according to dad Stan, expects to land a big one.

Good for him. DRC is the guy with one kidney who had only one scholarship offer coming out of Lakewood Ranch and that came only because the coach at Tennessee State was a friend of his dad’s.

DRC, Raymond and Palmetto’s Chris Smith have proven these Manatee County football products are stubborn when it comes to giving up their NFL dreams.

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