Marshon Lattimore could very well hear his name among the first 10 selections in the 2017 NFL Draft. But he knows he has to work to earn that spot — and the signing bonus that comes with it.
Lattimore made a name for himself with a breakout 2016 season at Ohio State, which featured four interceptions and nine passes defended when teams threw in his direction. In April, Lattimore is hoping to be the first cornerback selected.
To do so, Lattimore will have to impress scouts in Indianapolis on Monday when the defensive backs work out at the combine.
Lattimore spoke about his journey, all the way from his childhood in a rough Cleveland neighborhood to his workouts for the combine in the first episode of “Draft Diaries,” a YouTube show produced by LeBron James’ entertainment company, Uninterrupted.
You can watch the seven-minute episode below:
“Knowing I’m one of the top-ranked cornerbacks in the draft, and I can go as high as No. 5, it’s just amazing,” Lattimore said. “It’s a dream come true. I have the opportunity to change my life, my mother’s life, my father’s life. I’m going to do my best to prove everybody wrong.”