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The tallest defensive back prospect in the 2014 draft, Jean-Baptiste has a 41 1/2-inch vertical, the highest for any corner at the NFL combine. Skilled with the ball in the air, the former receiver had a team-high four interceptions last season for Nebraska, and broke up 21 passes in 17 collegiate starts. Along with his impressive vertical, Jean-Baptiste also posted a terrific distance in the broad jump at 10 feet, 8 inches. What is holding him back from being a first-round pick is that he isn't as fast or mobile as some of the league's receivers, which could get him in trouble. Changing directions is not one of his strengths, meaning he often needs safety help over the top. Scouts also found him to be timid when coming up and playing the run. Despite being 24 years old, he is still learning the position after having spent his early days in Lincoln on the other side of the ball. Jean-Baptiste clearly has upside and could be an outstanding player for a team willing to work on his technique. Given the need in the NFL for size in the secondary, it would be a surprise if he was still on the board following the third round.