LINCOLN NB - SEPTEMBER 25: Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard #15 of the Nebraska Cornuskers intercepts a ball from wide receiver Aaron Rollin #5 of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during second half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on September 25 2010 in Lincoln Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated South Dakota State 17-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
The once-promising NFL career of Nebraska cornerback, Alfonzo Dennard, is presently looking quite bleak. According to multiple sources, Dennard was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly assaulting a police officer outside of a night club. If you remember, Dennard has a bit of a history with assaulting people, as he punched South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery in his last game as a college athlete.
There was a time that Dennard was viewed as a fringe first round prospect, some even mocking him to the Bengals with their pick at No.21. But, a disappointing showing at the Senior Bowl where he opted out of the game because of a sustained injury, coupled with an unimpressive Scouting Combine workout had really hurt his stock. After those events, experts had labeled Dennard with a second or third round grade.
Dennard is a physical corner with good size and has the ability to start at the NFL level. He played better in 2010 when he had Prince Amukamara across from him, but still had a solid 2011 campaign for the Cornhuskers. It's very likely that Dennard has pushed himself to the middle rounds of the draft now with his latest run-in. A team will likely be getting good value out of a player like Dennard by picking him in those middle rounds, but there are a few red flags there now and he'll have to focus on football to rebuild his image.