Emerging press cornerback with good size (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) and physicality ... Made five starts in 2009 as a true freshman safety at the University of Illinois, but pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft charges in July 2010 in Champaign, Ill., was dismissed from the Illini team and later transferred to Liberty for his final three seasons ... He forced three fumbles in each of his first two seasons at Liberty and intercepted three passes with a team-high 62 tackles as a senior, earning All-Big South first- team honors ... Finished his Liberty career with seven interceptions ... Able to turn and run alongside receivers, Aikens drew praise for a good Senior Bowl week ... Skills and size project to contributions on special teams in the NFL.
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