2018 NFL Draft Prospects – Cornerback

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2018 NFL Prospects - Cornerback

2018 NFL Mock DraftDraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

2018 NFL Draft Prospects by Position:

Offense

Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Tackle | Offensive Guard | Center

Defense

Defensive Tackle | 3-4 Nose Tackle | Defensive End | Outside Linebacker | Inside Linebacker | Cornerback | Safety

Extra: Sleepers

 

2018 NFL Draft Cornerback Ranking

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Denzel Ward1. Denzel Ward, Ohio State

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

 

Jaire Alexander - 2018 NFL Draft2. Jaire Alexander, Louisville

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

 

Mike Hughes NFL3. Mike Hughes, Central Florida

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

 

2018 NFL Mock Draft4. Josh Jackson, Iowa

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

 

2018 NFL Draft: Isaiah Oliver5. Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

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

 

Donte Jackson - 2018 NFL Draft6. Donte Jackson, LSU

Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 lbs

Lightning fast, dubbed “The Fastest Player in College Football”, and deservedly so… Full Profile

 

2018 NFL Draft: Carlton Davis7. Carlton Davis, Auburn

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

 

Anthony Averett - 2018 NFL Mock Draft8. Anthony Averett, Alabama

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

 

M J Stewart9. M.J. Stewart, North Carolina

Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lbs

Extremely smart and hard-working player that works on his craft and is very detail oriented… Full Profile

 

Tarvarus McFadden - 2018 NFL Draft10. Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

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?
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