Drafted: 12th pick of the first round
Which made him: The second corner off the board, not to mention the second guy named D.J.
They play football? Fly Slamma Wide Receiver Jamma
Other school: Navarro College
You’re trying to think of a Jane’s Addiction joke, aren’t you? Who are you?
Noteworthy combine results: He didn’t run or participate in drills.
Because he’s a glory boy? No, he was still recovering from emergency heart surgery, jerkass.
What his handle tells us: He either has terrible taste in hip hop, or @Waitin_for_the_DJ was just too long.
Injury history: So about that heart thing. One day during practice he collided with a safety, whose knee hit D.J. square in the chest. Things got pretty bad pretty quickly, which the team’s medical staff was able to recognize. They sent him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a tear to his inferior vena cava. That’s the kind of injury usually reserved for car accidents, and it carries a 95% fatality rate. But hey, thank god it wasn’t an ACL, right?
Appropriate song that accompanies his YouTube highlight video: “Wake Up”
Potential Berman nicknames: Wolfman Jack
Strengths: Great feet and hips allow him to change direction and stay with receivers on downfield routes. That also bodes well for his future Dancing With the Stars appearance.
Weaknesses: Lacks size, heart rips apart on impact.
Immediate impact: He ran somewhere between a 4.33 and a 4.4 at his pro day, so the only question is whether he’ll start at corner or corner AND receiver. Because Raiders.
Down the road: The next really good to great Raiders cornerback who will eventually leave to go win and/or make money some place else.
I want more like this!
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