By Jason Kaneshiro
Ryan Mouton is getting some attention as the April 25-26 NFL Draft approaches. He’s ranked among the top 10 cornerbacks in the draft in an article by sportingnews.com’s Russ Lande. Here’s Lande’s assessment: “10. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii (5-9, 187)Mouton is not a well known prospect by the media, but NFL personnel men have started to move him up draft boards this spring. He is an athletic cornerback with the foot quickness and explosiveness to close on passes in a flash, and he has the ball skills to break up passes. He also is a competitive player who flies upfield to deliver violent tackles. He should be a nickel cornerback as a rookie and a starter in time.” Mouton was putting a strong performance together at the NFL combine before he hurt his hamstring running the 40. He was still credited with a 4.48, tied for the third best time among cornerbacks. His agent, Kenny Zuckerman, said he’ll be ready to run at UH’s Pro Day on Thursday in Carson, Calif. David Veikune, who ran a 4.87 at the combine, also plans to run again at Pro Day.