Strong Oregon secondary loses Deommodore Lenoir to 2021 NFL Draft

Deommodore Lenoir is off to the 2021 NFL Draft

The Oregon Ducks have taken a big hit this week as they have lost two of their top players to the 2021 NFL Draft. After likely top-five pick and offensive tackle Penei Sewell opted earlier this week, the Ducks now lose cornerback Deommodore Lenoir to an opt out as well.

The numbers are certainly racking up with high profile prospects all over the country are doing what is best for them after Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley set the precedent. Where does Lenior stand as he looks to train for the NFL Scouting Combine?

Taking a look at the 2021 NFL Draft stock of Deommodore Lenoir

Currently in a deep crop of cornerbacks, Lenoir is not listed in the top-200 of The Draft Network’s preseason big board. Drae Harris from TDN has taken some notes on the Oregon cornerback as he now looks to impress NFL scouts and general managers at the combine.

“He aligns at corner and also inside in the Ducks hybrid scheme. He is a sufficient athlete who is smooth and fluid in coverage. In the run game he is a willing and effective tackler. He doesn’t always wrap up but gets the runner on the ground efficiently…

He is smooth and fluid in soft press and usually stays in phase. He’s more effective in zone coverage and can use his good instincts to diagnose routes. He does a good job when the ball is in the air and has some production. He also projects with good special teams value as a core teamer.”

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In a secondary consisting of 2021 prospects like safeties Jevon Holland, probably the best of the bunch, and Brady Breeze, and Thomas Graham Jr., Lenoir was a core piece of that stacked room. While there is no certainty regarding the Pac-12 and any potential pivot towards playing in the Fall, players (especially those with draft hopes) can no longer afford to sit and wait on their future.

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