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Darius Winston

Most of the traffic that reaches the delta town of West Helena, Ark., is filled with gamblers headed to the assortment of casinos anchored on the mighty Mississippi River, but in recent months many of the vehicles coming through are driven by college coaches looking for the next sure thing.

Enter Darius Winston, a 6-foot-1, 181-pound, shutdown corner with sprinter's speed and sensational transition skills. As a junior he led West Helena High School to a state playoff berth with 40 tackles, two interceptions and two punt returns for touchdowns. He didn't get to play much offense but did catch one pass for a 50-yard TD. Don't mistake Winston's lack of big stats for lack of production... Recommended Stories