The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Alabama cornerback De'Quan Menzie with their fifth-round pick, making good on coach Romeo Crennel's promise to add depth in the defensive backfield.
Menzie was the seventh player drafted from the national champion Crimson Tide, and the fifth player from the defense. His fellow cornerback, Dre Kirkpatrick, went 17th overall to Cincinnati...
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April 28, 2012
After losing out on LSU Safety, Brandon Taylor, in round three, the Chiefs found another player from the SEC that could be just as good when they chose Alabama Safety, DeQuan Menzie in round five.
With the 146th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Chiefs select DeQuan Menzie, CB (Alabama). Developing cornerback with a variety of skills. Works hard, battles receivers and fights to defend the throw. Displays good awareness on the field, effective in zone coverage and stays with assignments. Fluid flipping his hips, loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents and possesses...
When Alabama had its Pro Day Wednesday, three noticeable performers were 2011 Crimson Tide cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick, DeQuan Menzie, and Phelon Jones. And all have a chance to be taken in the NFL draft in April. If Bama is losing three cornerbacks, it’s reasonable to say that the position—which calls for two men--is in need of rebuilding.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban has been known to chide, “I can’t hear what you’re saying because your actions are so loud.” In the case of DeQuan Menzie, though, that’s a good thing. Menzie doesn’t talk much, but his performance as a Crimson Tide cornerback says a lot.