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

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