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. Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  2. Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
  3. Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
  4. Greg Newsome II, Northwestern
  5. Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State
  6. Tyson Campbell, Georgia
  7. Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky
  8. Elijah Molden, Washington
  9. Aaron Robinson, UCF
  10. Shaun Wade, Ohio State
  11. Eric Stokes, Georgia
  12. Keith Taylor, Washington
  13. Kary Vincent Jr., LSU
  14. Paulson Adebo, Stanford
  15. Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas
  16. Chase Lucas, Arizona State
  17. Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
  18. Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina
  19. Tre Brown, Oklahoma
  20. Josh Jobe, Alabama
  21. 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?