2021 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings

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2021 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.

Cornerback Rankings:

  1. Shaun Wade, Ohio State
  2. Paulson Adebo, Stanford
  3. Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  4. Chase Lucas, Arizona State
  5. Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
  6. Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina
  7. Tyson Campbell, Georgia
  8. Josh Jobe, Alabama
  9. Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon

2021 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings

  • 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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