2022 NFL Draft – Cornerback Rankings

Derek Stingley Jr NFL Draft

2022 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.

2022 NFL Mock Draft

Cornerback Rankings:

  1. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Cincinnati
  2. Trent McDuffie, Washington
  3. Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
  4. Kyler Gordon, Washington
  5. Roger McCreary, Auburn
  6. Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson
  7. Kaiir Elam, Florida
  8. Tariq Woolen, UTSA
  9. Marcus Jones, Houston
  10. Damarion “Pepe” Williams, Houston
  11. Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska
  12. Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State

2022 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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