Draft Profile – CB Coryell Judie



Coryell Judie

Born – October 14, 1987.

Family – Mom is Alonda Judie. He’s married and has two young children, a boy and a girl.


  • Height – 5-feet, 11½ inches.
  • Weight – 194 pounds.
  • Arms – 30¼ inches.
  • Hands – 8¾ inches.
  • Wingspan – 73 1/8 inches.

NFL Combine

  • 40-yard dash – 4.48 seconds.
  • Vertical jump – 37 inches.
  • Broad jump – 10-feet, 6 inches.
  • 3-cone drill – 7.33 seconds.
  • 20-yard shuttle – 4.25 seconds.


Judie was born and raised in Marlin, Texas, a small east Texas town that’s a few miles east of the Brazos River. With a population of just under 6,000, Marlin is southeast of Waco. Marlin has always been known as the Mineral Water City and back in the early 1900s it was a resort town with mineral water baths. The New York Giants baseball team held spring training in Marlin for over 10 years (1908-18). Famous natives of Marlin are a pair of football players: RB LaDainian Tomlinson and WR Danario Alexander, formerly of the University of Missouri.

High School

Judie was a member of the graduating class of 2007 at Marlin High School. It’s the only high school in the Marlin Independent School District and has approximately 275 students.

He played for Jerry Malone in his senior season, after participating in track for most of his high school career. Judie’s personal best was 10.9 seconds in the 100 meters and his best long jump was 22-feet, 7 inches.

In that senior season, he earned All-District honors as wide receiver.

Junior College

Enrolled at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS, Judie was named Junior College All-America for the 2008 season. He played for Greyhounds head coach Jeff Sims.

2008 – In his second season the Greyhounds went 9-2. Judie played in 10 games and contributed 38 tackles, one interception, while recovering a fumble and forcing a fumble. He also returned 10 kickoffs for a 26.8 on average and 15 punt returns for an average of 14.4 yards with a touchdown. He was first team all-KJCCC defense and second-team all-KJCCC returner.

2007 – Judie’s freshman season had 44 total tackles, 6 interceptions and 7 passes broken up and a fumble recovery. He also caught 7 passes for 92 yards, returned 2 punts for 15 yards and 6 kickoff returns for an average of 32.3 yards, including one that went for 91 yards and a TD. Ft. Scott finished 9-3 on the season.


At Rivals.com, Judie was rated a 4-star recruit coming out of Fort Scott. The Scout.com service had Judie listed at 6-feet, 180 pounds and was rated a 4-star recruit.

He committed to the Aggies on June 4, 2008. The only program he was interested in was Texas A&M so he could be closer to his family and hometown in Marlin.


Judie was recruited and signed with the Aggies now former head coach Mike Sherman.

2011 – Injuries made for a long season that was short on games for Judie. He played in just seven games missing A&M’s six other games due to a hamstring injury. He had 22 tackles on the season.

2010 – He was named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Year, as well as earning second-team defensive honors at cornerback and honorable mention status as a returner. He played in all 13 games with 10 starts. Became the Aggies kick returner midway through the season and took one back 100 yards for a score against Oklahoma. He followed that up with a kick return of 84 yards for a score the next week against Baylor. Once the season was over, he underwent shoulder surgery.

2009 – This ended up as a redshirt season for Judie. He was late arriving on campus for pre-season camp as he finished up academics at Fort Scott. Then he suffered a shoulder injury that led to surgery and the redshirt.

2011 7/7 22 1 1 1 0 5 1 8 201 25.1 0
2010 13/10 57 2 0 0 4 4 0 20 605 30.3 2
2009 RS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 20/17 79 3 1 1 4 9 1 28 806 28.8 2

From the training room

Over his football career, Judie has deal with a lot of injuries. A hamstring problem severely limited his availability in the 2011 season. He’s also had a broken wrist and three surgical procedures on his shoulder.

“Most teams are iffy and wonder if I’m injury-prone,” Judie admitted. “But I just tell them that I’ve been doing good rehab and getting my shoulder and hamstring well so I feel fine,”


Strengths – Good athlete with great body control and eye-hand coordination. He’s prone to make very acrobatic plays when knocking down passes or grabbing interceptions, getting the ball at its high point. Aggressive in nature, he comes up and supports the run without question, often taking on and beating much larger players to get to the guy with the ball. Very good returner of both punts and kickoff returns and did a very good job on special teams coverage; he looks like he can run as fast vertically as he can in a straight ahead.

Deficient – Scouts like to say he’s tight in the hips, meaning his ability to turn and run at top speed is limited. Needs work on fundamentals, especially his footwork on his press coverage where he sometimes seems to lose his balance and gets in a bad position with his receiver. He also gives up the inside too often to the receiver because of poor techniques. Has a history of injury that will cause some teams to think twice about the young man.

Analysis – In four years of high school and then four years of play over the last years, that’s not much football compared to other players coming out of the college ranks who were four-years in both high school and college. Those injury problems are going to have teams questioning his ability, availability. Despite playing a lot of man-to-man in college, he’s better suited to be a Cover 2 corner and his best position may eventually mean moving to safety, where he can use his vision, speed and aggressivness.

What the scouts say

An AFC scout said – “Nice player, but you have to be concerned about his injury history. I doubt my team would be interested because of that.”

Another AFC scout said – “He’s eventually going to be a safety and I think he has a chance to make things happen there. He’s very good at seeing the ball, tracking it and getting to that point. He has what appear to be very good centerfielder type skills. With his background he should be very good on special teams.”

What Judie said

“In high school, I wasn’t using any technique, I just had speed. They switched me over (from receiver to defensive back) when I got to Fort Scott. It was a pretty quick transition, like the second game of the season. I thought I could do it and after that I knew I could do it.” On moving from receiver to cornerback.

What they said about Judie

“He attacks the football. He doesn’t wait for it to come to him. He really gets after it. He’s also a tremendous competitor. He not satisfied with being good. He wants to be a great one. I think he’s got a chance to be one of the best.” Fort Scott Community College head coach Jeff Sims.

“He’s one of the easiest players I’ve ever coached. He shows up and does what he is supposed to do. God blessed him with an unbelievable amount of athletic ability. You tell him ‘That’s your guy’ and you don’t have to worry about him anymore.” More from Sims.

Does Coryell Judie fit with the Chiefs?

It would not appear that Judie has the type of resume that he would become any type of priority for the Chiefs. His selection to wear red and gold would have more to do with value in the draft. If his injury history dropped him into the fifth or sixth rounds, then he’d be a consideration for Pioli & Company.

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