49ers Prospect No. 2: Jermaine Waller, Cornerback, Virginia Tech
Remember when I said a good or a bad NFL Combine can make or break a prospect? Jermaine Waller had a combine performance that could be best described as absolutely disastrous.
Waller was a probable Day 2 pick off the back of a good season with Virginia Tech, recording four interceptions for the Hokies and showing he could play well with former teammate Caleb Farley in the NFL.
But when it came to the Combine, it all came crashing down on top of him.
Waller recorded a simply horrible 4.68 second time in the 40-yard dash. This was the slowest time for not only cornerbacks, but all safeties as well.
To make matters even worse, it was a slower time than all the wide receivers, too. Waller would have been slower than even David Bell if they lined up side by side to run that 40-yard dash.
Waller didn’t participate in the drills either, so he had no chance to correct the concerns over his speed. His measurables were nothing special either.
In short, Waller was, in physical terms, someone who does not look like he should be picked anywhere on Day 2.
The 49ers don’t even have the same need for cornerback that they had at the beginning of free agency either, so they can well afford to stay away from Waller.