2023 NFL Draft – Cornerback Rankings

2023 NFL Draft – Cornerback Rankings
Kelee Ringo

2023 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.

2023 NFL Mock Draft

Cornerback Rankings:

  1. Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  2. Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  3. Cam Smith, South Carolina
  4. Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  5. Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

2023 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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