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Exum is seen as a versatile and imposing cornerback who began his college career playing safety at Virginia Tech, and he could ultimately end up landing back at his original position at the next level. His strength, size and athleticism have all been praised, but injuries limited him to two full games in 2013. After a breakout 2012 in which he transitioned to cornerback from free safety and recorded five interceptions with two forced fumbles and 16 passes defended while being named MVP of the Russell Athletic Bowl, Exum tore his ACL in January 2013 in a pickup basketball game. He wasn't back on the field until Oct. 26, nearly a full month after he was cleared to play, and two weeks later he suffered a season-ending ankle sprain. As a result, he's yet to prove he can be the player he was before a major knee operation, heavily factoring into his middle-round projections. But with NFL's rapidly evolving passing game, teams could be sold on his versatility and excellence at multiple defensive back positions at a top college with a pro-style scheme and his above-average intelligence. Exum graduated with a degree in finance and is working toward a second in marketing. Beyond the defensive side of the ball, his physicality and hard-hitting style has translated well to special teams, where he's deemed a valuable prospect on kick and punt coverages.