2018 NFL Draft Prospects by Position:
2018 NFL Draft Cornerback Ranking
Height: 5-10 Weight: 192 lbs
Experienced and intelligent defensive back that is a natural leader. Extremely fast, won’t be outrun by receivers, and with a small frame has excellent agility… Full Profile
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 lbs
Upper echelon recognition skills with results to prove it. Slight frame, and needs to continue to add muscle… Full Profile
Height: 5-11 Weight: 191 lbs
A transfer after having run into trouble early in his college career. Started out at UNC, but had legal troubles and had to transfer to a community college…Full Profile
Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lbs
Incredible ball awareness, coupled with exceptional hands and agility. In his first full year as a starter, Jackson has been the most productive defensive back in college football, which should subside as offensives will simply start throwing the ball his way… Full Profile
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lbs
One of the most gifted athletes in the draft, Oliver is a track star with terrific long speed… Full Profile
Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 lbs
Lightning fast, dubbed “The Fastest Player in College Football”, and deservedly so… Full Profile
Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 lbs
A big, physical cornerback that will excel in man coverage, and will be very attractive to teams that love to press… Full Profile
Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 lbs
After dealing with a number of injuries and on a team loaded with NFL talent in the secondary, this could be a breakout year for Averett… Full Profile
Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lbs
Extremely smart and hard-working player that works on his craft and is very detail oriented… Full Profile
Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 lbs
Has the height and build that NFL defensive coordinators love, and was extremely productive in his first year as a starter, reeling in 8 interceptions… Full Profile
Example Draft Considerations:
- First thing to notice is size. 5′-11″+ and 195lbs.+ would be considered the bigger size that NFL teams want. Bigger size than that is worth mentioning.
- Is he probably better as zone or press cover guy? Press guys generally are bigger and stronger, but not absolute.
- Long arms are a major plus, especially with outside corners.
- Ability to “locate the ball” quickly.
- Fights for contested balls.
- Sometimes they have “wide receiver mentality” wanting the ball.
- Can stay with fast receivers down the field.
- Can press receivers at the line.
- Strong against the run is important, good tackling ability.
- “Flips Hips” well allows to stay with receivers, especially in man coverage.
- Number of INT’s is important as well as pass break ups.
- Experience is important, number of starts at corner.
- Might they be a safety at next level? And general versatility to play in various positions.
- Is he more of an outside or inside corner?
- Can they cover tight ends as well as shifty RB’s?
- Can they contribute in punt return and kick return game?