NFL Draft four hundred: Ranking the Draft’s Top Cornerbacks – Bleacher Yarn NFL
0 of 44Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesAfter 11 months of evaluations, conversations with scouts and coaches and endless nights on the road or at games, our staff is finally ready to answer the burning questions surrounding the 2019 NFL draft.Who is the best overall player? How about the best at each position? The goal of the NFL Draft 400 series is…

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    After eleven months of evaluations, conversations with scouts and coaches and never-ending nights on the facet toll road or at games, our workers is within the smash engrossing to answer the burning questions surrounding the 2019 NFL draft.

    Who’s the most good overall player? How referring to the most good at every blueprint? 

    The goal of the NFL Draft four hundred collection is to figure that out.

    The tip four hundred players were tracked, scouted, graded and ranked, with assist from scouting assistants Marshal Miller and Jerod Brown. Together, we viewed tape of a minimum of three games per player—the same peculiar NFL teams exercise.

    Oftentimes, we saw every play from a prospect over the previous two years. That led to the grades, rankings and scouting reviews you leer here.

    Avid gamers were graded on strengths and weaknesses, with a legitimate-player comparison added to compare the prospect’s trend or slot within the professionals. The tip four hundred players will be damaged down by blueprint for easy viewing before the discharge of a top-four hundred gargantuan board ahead of the draft, which begins April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Within the case of a tie, players were ranked in step with their overall grades in our top four hundred.

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    At the smash of every scouting direct, you’ll leer a final grade that falls somewhere between four.00 and 9.00. This scale comes from the teaching I got from Charley Casserly, Michael Lombardi and other weak or newest front-blueprint of commercial personnel within the NFL.

    This is applicable to all positions across the board.

    Matt Miller’s NFL Draft Grading Scale
    Grade Designate
    9.00 Elite—No. 1 retract
    8.00-8.ninety 9 All-Educated—Uncommon Talent
    7.50-7.ninety 9 Round 1—Educated Bowl Doable
    7.00-7.Forty 9 Round 1—Top-15 Participant Doable
    6.50-6.ninety 9 Round 2—Rookie Impact/Future Starter
    6.00-6.Forty 9 Round three—Rookie Impact/Future Starter
    5.eighty-5.ninety 9 Round three-four—Future Starter
    5.70-5.seventy 9 Round four—Backup Caliber
    5.60-5.Sixty 9 Round 5—Backup Caliber
    5.30-5.fifty 9 Round 6—Backup Caliber
    5.10-5.25 Round 7—Backup Caliber
    5.00 Priority Free Agent
    four.50-four.ninety 9 Camp Participant

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    —Steady capacity to tumble weight and transition step to salvage assist in-section after route breaks.

    —Skill to make an impact as a seasoned special teams player who used to be identified for efforts at South Carolina.

    —Frame and competitiveness that can compete in boundary escape enhance; engrossing to play within the assist of his pads to bring some “pop.”

    —Appears to be the section as an athlete and has developmental capacity that can possibly shock.


    —Struggles to salvage his head around and determine the ball in flight and will lose reps even when he’s in proper blueprint.

    —Handiest one proper season as a starter and proper two years at South Carolina as a JUCO switch.

    —Neglected Belk Bowl in final game with atomize in his neck.

    —Brief frame that can possibly possibly also furthermore be bullied downfield by bodily excessive-pointing receivers.


    Keisean Nixon used to be competitive as a one-300 and sixty five days starter after offering special teams depth at some level of his first season at South Carolina. Sadly, a slack-season neck atomize puts his draft stock in well-known jeopardy. He lacks ultimate dimension, but he performs with competitiveness and a willingness to insert himself into escape enhance. He is probably going an undrafted free agent who will spend his rookie 300 and sixty five days rehabbing and attempting to invent a technical imperfect to compete as a fifth or sixth defensive assist on a roster.

    GRADE: four.ninety 9 (CAMP BODY)

    PRO COMPARISON: Marcus Sherels 

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    —four-300 and sixty five days contributor and three-300 and sixty five days starter with 5 touchdowns through interceptions and fumble returns; has electrical capacity to ranking with the ball in his hands

    —Football IQ is solid and, when mixed with instincts, keeps him across the ball at all events.

    —Opportunistic player who has a playmaking mentality and appears to be for prospects to swing games with turnovers.

    —Prepared to toughen versus the escape and has a consistent tackling trend that’s no longer going to bring gargantuan hits but is good on the boundary.


    —Timed escape of four.seventy two seconds within the Forty-yard plug is pertaining to and will exercise him off boards that require faster events as a threshold for corners.

    —Lacks explosion in his hips and will battle to compete vertically for 50-50 balls with an absence of proper dimension or soar in his decrease frame.

    —Foot escape is shrimp and shows up when defending fast routes that pressure him to step and change before exploding out of breaks. If he cannot derive a transition step trend that hastens motion, he’ll battle to defend suave releases at the line of scrimmage.


    There would possibly possibly be no denying Tyler Horton shows up and makes performs. He is been a dude at Boise Impart since arriving and performs with every bit of the accelerate teams will desire from a defensive assist. A leisurely Forty-yard-plug time is pertaining to and would possibly possibly possibly exercise him off boards entirely, especially when about a of the transition steps on movie own slower than ultimate. If he can make a camp and proceed to assemble the sport-altering performs that he did in college, Horton is on the total a preseason standout.

    GRADE: four.ninety 9 (CAMP BODY)

    PRO COMPARISON: Corn Elder

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    —Above-reasonable escape that can maintain up with with regards to someone.

    —Aggressive with his hands at some level of the total salvage.

    —Solid swap of direction that makes him capacity boundary or slot nook.

    —Ready to expose and escape in-section with the most good receivers within the nation thanks to top-tier escape and athleticism.


    —Hand placement in press is inconsistent, broad and more grabby than it is disrupting.

    —Rocks on his heels at the line of scrimmage and can bear his steadiness manipulated too with out complications.

    —”Dive and pray” tackler who doesn’t mutter consistent system and will salvage abused by NFL backs.

    —Would no longer mutter toughness or approach to disengage from bodily receivers on the boundary in escape enhance.


    Hollman saw proper broad receivers every single day in note at Toledo with three viable NFL candidates on this draft class. He has the price to ardour teams, but his system and coverage instincts are below the place we desire them. With his lack of physicality in coverage, he’s no longer going to be drafted.

    GRADE: four.ninety 9 (CAMP BODY)

    PRO COMPARISON: Ken Crawley

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    —Starting nook for 3 consecutive seasons since arriving at Appalachian Impart as a freshman in 2016 and used to be an All-Solar Belt first-crew nook every season, as nicely.

    —Above-reasonable ball abilities, posted 12 interceptions at some level of his profession collectively with 5 as a freshman and six as a sophomore before teams realized to discontinue throwing his system.

    —Reveals proper physique consciousness and can lean downfield to trace balls and separate ft, hands and eyes to guarantee that every neighborhood is obsessed on contesting catches.

    —Competitive toughness and perspective despite his dimension and will rely on an aggressive nature to disrupt at any level versus any opponent.


    —Undersized at proper 5’9″ and 180 pounds and can easiest be viewed as a slot player within the NFL with out the suitable dimension to defend on the boundary.

    —Thin overall frame that’s with out complications bullied within the escape game and will battle to disengage from most NFL receivers in escape protection.

    —Enables his cushion to be pressed quite with out complications with out the foot escape to pedal out and a hip turn that isn’t as delicate as it will gentle be given his dimension.

    —Footwork is plump out of a 1/2-turn blueprint and doesn’t mutter the price or agility to click on and shut on comebacks, hitches, stops and out routes.


    Clifton Duck used to be highly a hit for Appalachian Impart and used to be mechanically making performs as a three-300 and sixty five days starter. His frame, on the other hand, would possibly possibly possibly possibly also already be maxed out, and he’ll battle to play a boundary position within the NFL. If he can salvage the footwork to switch inner as a rotational slot player, he has the competitiveness and sticky hands to land a note squad position as a rookie.

    GRADE: four.ninety 9 (CAMP BODY)

    PRO COMPARISON: Tramaine Brock

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    —33 ¾” hands on 6’three” invent that assist maintain him in-section longer.

    —Uses dimension at the line of scrimmage to disrupt releases with stable hand placement.

    —Top escape covers distance with long strides.

    —Skills at broad receiver and peak/dimension assist him compete for 50-50 balls.


    —Has to pack on more weight to give you the chance to compare skill place with physicality.

    —Transformed from broad receiver in 2016 and is gentle tremendously raw.

    —Not attracted to escape enhance, defeating blocks or matching physicality of necessary receivers.

    —Feet are technically deficient, and he’s gentle establishing the wished swap-of-direction footwork to enhance after route breaks.

    —Backpedal is heavy-footed and too moral, lacks mobility in his hips.


    A grad switch from Temple, Thomas is as raw a prospect as there is on this cornerback class. He switched to the defensive facet of the ball in 2016 and is gentle studying the bodily and technical nuances to taking part in defensive assist. NFL coaches will own at his invent and absence of time at cornerback and be intrigued, but there is remarkable work to effect before Thomas is a legit NFL nook. A note squad position is his most good wager to spend the required time establishing.

    GRADE: four.ninety 9 (CAMP BODY)

    PRO COMPARISON: Tre Vegetation 

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    —four-300 and sixty five days starter for the Inexperienced Wave with consistent interception production from 2016-18.

    —Frolicked at boundary nook, nickel and security for Tulane and will bring some positional versatility to the NFL, as nicely.

    —Handsy and disruptive at some level of the route and frustrates receivers with disturbing play trend.

    —Is no longer going to lay the wood within the NFL but shows consistent tackling system and ample effort to be a cheap escape defender on the boundary.


    —Suffered a Jones atomize at some level of East-West Shrine week and has had a shrimp predraft prep season.

    —Struggles to land his punches when taking part in at the line of scrimmage which ends in lunging and steadiness disorders.

    —Rocks assist on his heels when pedaling out of press and can furthermore be overtaken by bodily releases.

    —Frame appears to be quite thin, and he would possibly possibly possibly stand to positioned on any other 10 pounds to bodily compete within the NFL.


    Lewis played all over the place the Tulane defensive backfield and will give you the chance to hold his hat on that versatility at the next degree. The crew that takes him will must make a positional resolution sooner as a change of later because he’s going to need some time to invent the general frame to compete with NFL physicality. He is a consistent player who would possibly possibly possibly change into a fifth or sixth defensive assist on a roster and, at worst, deserves a crack at a note squad.


    PRO COMPARISON: Keith Reaser

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    —Hotfoot system is stable and enables him to exercise dimension to remain in-section early within the salvage.

    —NFL-caliber peak (6’1″) and dimension with room to place any other 10 pounds on his frame.

    —Tackling system is stable and results in decent finishes when he’s unblocked.

    —Physical at the line of scrimmage and will disrupt route timing in zone coverage.


    —Factual four games played in 2016 due to a shoulder hurt and eight games played in 2017 due to a leg hurt.

    —Backpedal is plump and appears to be heavy-footed with labored transition steps.

    —Would no longer mutter the ball abilities you desire from someone with his dimension.

    —Would no longer mutter need or approach to disengage from blocks on the boundary.

    —Restricted long escape, burst and fluidity are all pertaining to and limit diagram suits.


    After redshirting his freshman season and falling a 300 and sixty five days within the assist of, Alijah Holder heads to the NFL to label up for his twin brother Mikah—an undrafted free agent in final 300 and sixty five days’s class. The Cardinal nook has NFL dimension and shows some capacity to play with strength in press coverage but is probably going easiest pleasant to play in a zone-heavy diagram. Holder has to mutter his underwhelming athleticism, which appears to be to be like reasonable on movie, is one thing he can enhance at the next degree.


    PRO COMPARISON: Neiko Thorpe

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    —Press nook who wants to punch receivers at every opportunity and will disrupt and annoy offensive skill players with his play and discuss.

    —Alpha-dogs mentality and accelerate that’s overflowing, but he backs it up with competitive toughness in all aspects of play.

    —Compact frame that packs warmth and completely satisfied coming downhill to be section of motion when wished.

    —Fixed effort to contest catches and stable hand-uncover coordination to rake through hands when the ball arrives.


    —Season-ending shoulder hurt in 2017 compelled him to omit the total 300 and sixty five days.

    —Turns 24 at some level of his rookie season and will be viewed as nearer to a completed product inner some NFL circles.

    —Has to be taught to wrangle in his strength and perspective on the realm to be a profit as a change of a chance to grab the spotlight.

    —Frame is tightly hurt and doesn’t allow for remarkable extension or flexibility at any degree of the realm.

    —Underwhelming foot quickness and will battle to salvage assist in-section after engaging route breaks.


    Construct no longer be greatly surprised to leer Pulley switch to security within the NFL. He brings an aggressive mentality to the realm and is the make of player you’ll quite bear on your facet in a battle. Nevertheless he’s too tight to be a boundary nook within the NFL and will battle to compare the acceleration and quickness that’s en vogue within the league.


    PRO COMPARISON: Darryl Roberts

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    —Steady hand usage at the line of scrimmage with strength within the assist of his punch

    —Solid recognition to drive downhill when squatting on routes in zone coverage

    —Aggressive demeanor and perspective at some level of the salvage with stable competitive toughness

    —Offers some enhance in escape protection and shows a willingness to be bodily on the boundary


    —Transition steps own labored and leave him 1/2-step within the assist of when getting assist in-section after breaks.

    —Stiff mover with heel-clicking trend that limits hip mobility when he has to open and escape.

    —Relies on his hands at some level of the route and gets panicky at the catchpoint, main to 1000’s contact that can blueprint penalties.

    —Sloppy tackler who likes to champion his stable hits but misses too many gimmes.


    Fenton is a technically sound cornerback but lacks the motion abilities to stick in coverage against NFL-caliber receivers. For that reason and his unfortunate tackling, he initiatives most good as a bottom-of-the-roster cornerback who teams would possibly possibly possibly possibly also gamble on slack but must gentle grab as an undrafted free agent.


    PRO COMPARISON: Greg Mabin

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    —Distinctive dimension (6’2″) and dimension for a nook.

    —Performs the ball nicely within the air and through the receiver’s hands.

    —Fixed tackler with a proper wrap up. Better than proper a shoulder tackler.

    —Is more likely to be a weapon to compare up with tight ends with added functional strength.

    —Uses his physique and eyes to conceal as a change of his hands.


    —Psychological toughness used to be a direct below Charlie Solid and resulted in him losing his beginning job.

    —His ft are leisurely in his recede into reverse, and his turn-in escape will be smoother.

    —Would bear loved to leer his dimension be more present versus the escape and open air shows.

    —Lacks the click on and shut to play in heavy man-coverage schemes.

    —At events Davis appeared love the All-Broad 12 player he used to be. Other events he couldn’t be depended on on the realm.


    A lengthy and bodily nook from the Charlie Solid technology, Davis has the aptitude to play every blueprint within the secondary. He came on solid as a freshman at Texas, earning All-Broad 12 marvelous mutter, but saw his taking part in time decrease at some level of his sophomore and junior years. His lack of lateral quickness and physicality as a hitter will bear teams pondering a stout-time switch to security.


    PRO COMPARISON: Aaron Williams 

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    —Huge dimension (6’2″) and dimension for the blueprint.

    —Reveals an above-reasonable turn-and-escape capacity for his dimension.

    —A uncommon capacity for a nook his dimension to give you the chance to play in man coverage.

    —Can preserve or contest 50-50 balls against proficient SEC receivers.

    —One other bodily member of the Kentucky secondary.


    —Brief hands. Performs smaller then he is in coverage.

    —Makes an are trying too many hits as a change of tackles.

    —Performs bodily at the line of scrimmage but lacks recovery escape off his jam.

    —Footwork is choppy and narrow.


    Baity is an intimidating nook, especially at the line of scrimmage. If he can salvage his hands on a receiver, he can exercise them out of the play entirely. The complications near when he misses or loses his press. The dearth of recovery escape and fluidity with his ft and hips make him a liability in man coverage. Shifty receivers were able to give him anguish at the line of scrimmage and beat him deep too steadily.


    PRO COMPARISON: Adonis Alexander

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    —Contributor to well-known program in competitive SEC; played in 37 total games at Ole Lunge over.

    —Rocked-up frame that aids play strength on the realm, collectively with a sturdy punch to stack out blockers on the boundary.

    —Uses strength and positioning to disrupt releases, redirect routes and bump receivers off their stems.

    —Compact frame with proper arm dimension helps him succeed as an above-reasonable tackler given his taking part standard.

    —Examined nicely at the mix and has the foundational athleticism, explosiveness and burst to compete for an NFL note squad arena.


    —Season-ending knee hurt on first collection in 2016 that led to additional redshirt season. He’ll turn 23 over summer and will be on the older facet for a rookie.  

    —Would no longer offer important ball abilities or turnover capacity and, while he contests catches, gained’t assemble game-altering performs at the next degree.

    —2017 suspension for shoplifting arrest, while rather minor, persisted to leisurely development after early success at Ole Lunge over.

    —Spatial consciousness and capacity to acknowledge routes in motion is a well-known difficulty, and he’s steadily left defending nothing and exploited.

    —Aggravating from a press alignment and will battle to bear composure versus suave releases.


    Ken Webster joined the Ole Lunge over program as a highly touted prep necessary person and 2013 Defensive Participant of the Yr in Georgia. Sadly, a 2016 knee hurt derailed his increase, and he struggled to salvage assist on the same direction of ascension. He offers ultimate play strength and the testing numbers to indicate a position within the NFL, but he has to enhance his persistence at the line of scrimmage and recognition of route ideas or he’ll be abused by offensive coordinators when he sees the realm.


    PRO COMPARISON: E.J. Gaines 

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    —NFL and college football bloodlines with brother currently taking part in for Duke and uncle Herschel Walker a weak legitimate running assist.

    —12 interceptions in three seasons, collectively with eleven between 2016 and 2017, with ball-hawking mentality and playmaker strength that stems from time as a converted broad receiver.

    —Above-reasonable mental processing abilities to diagnose route ideas in motion; shows the spatial consciousness to tighten dwelling windows and bear an ticket on throwing lanes.

    —High-ingredients love a receiver and can disrupt downfield targets with dimension, hand strength and uncover self-discipline.


    —Tore his ACL in 2017 Solar Belt Convention title game, which shrimp taking part in time in 2018 to 12 appearances and six begins.

    —Physicality in his play is a difficulty, and he’s more attracted to sitting assist and participating in in position than coming downhill to effect the dirty work infrequently.

    —Doubtlessly stemming from ACL hurt, long escape and burst is a well-known difficulty that can exercise him off boards due to unfortunate timed escape (four.75-2nd Forty) that does no longer meet thresholds.

    —Plump and heavy-footed lateral mover who cannot kick inner and will be rather diagram-dependent in NFL.


    Brown is a player we hoped to leer more of within the predraft direction of, but he wasn’t deemed proper sufficient for the Senior Bowl and as a replacement went to the Shrine Recreation. Attributable to this, degree of competition is gentle a gargantuan hurdle to his evaluate. Brown has proper dimension and in truth proper ball production, but he’s a gamble on upside.


    PRO COMPARISON: KeiVarae Russell 

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    —9 interceptions in 15 begins, collectively with seven interceptions in 2018, and shows an spectacular blend of instincts, timing and ball abilities.

    —Gentle and agile ft that can replicate at the line of scrimmage with proper persistence and are replaced in his pedal with proper escape and fluidity.

    —Steady lateral agility with the capacity to tap and explode out with some recoil that closes dwelling windows.

    —Disciplined eyes that be taught quarterbacks nicely.

    —Steady spatial consciousness that helps him in truth feel routes with physique positioning to compete for turnovers despite tiny frame.


    —One-300 and sixty five days starter and easiest 15 total begins at some level of his time at Boston College.

    —Dinky frame (5’9″, 169 lbs) and will must play practically fully within the slot, which lowers his overall worth.

    —Dimension concerns bleed into overall lack of play strength and mutter up in escape enhance, the place he’ll elect to see too steadily or ankle bite with his eyes down.

    —Shrimp inaccurate step when transitioning out of recede into reverse to drive ahead and would possibly possibly possibly possibly no longer be as productive within the NFL, the place balls are out faster and more on-goal.


    If Hamp Cheevers used to be three inches taller and 20 pounds heavier, he’d recede within the head three rounds of the draft. Sadly, his dimension is a well-known difficulty and will exercise him off boards as he simply doesn’t meet the thresholds some teams bear place. He’ll must play practically fully within the slot within the NFL but has proven elite ball abilities and a playmaking mentality that can possibly assemble him a roster arena. A slot nook can really be a starter in as of late’s NFL, and Cheevers brings worth even supposing his bodily profile would possibly possibly possibly possibly also by no means be sufficient to compete. That must be taken into narrative in his evaluate.


    PRO COMPARISON: Parry Nickerson 

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    —Constructed love a security or tiny linebacker with a 218-pound frame and a rocked-up 6’2″ invent.

    —Is more likely to be a weapon to compare up against tight ends and be a slot nook/security hybrid.

    —Would be good against the escape from the open air or slot nook.

    —When he is a hit in his jams, receivers are taken out of performs.

    —Moves nicely in position and can turn and escape nicely for a 218-pound nook.


    —Restricted production and tape due to shoulder and knee injuries.

    —Footwork and hips make him a liability in man coverage.

    —Slack to click on and shut on breaking routes.

    —When deflecting and catching passes, his hands must no longer present sufficient to make performs.


    Jamal Peters is constructed love a school linebacker and strikes love a nook. If he can cowl he can discontinue healthy, teams would possibly possibly possibly possibly also own at him as a defensive weapon and special teams player slack within the draft. A capacity switch to security would no longer be surprising both.


    PRO COMPARISON: Jalen Collins

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    —Top-tier escape that can possibly possibly no longer be outrun by someone within the NFL and offers him a proper away trump card against most players within the league.

    —Overall athleticism is elite and shows the price, fluidity, burst and lateral agility teams covet despite diagram.

    —Infrequently out of blueprint or with out a chance to contest catches thanks to bustle and explosiveness to enhance even when overwhelmed.

    —Earned a beginning position within the best convention in college football for a crew that has mechanically grew to change into out NFL-caliber prospects at defensive assist.


    —Would no longer note the ball nicely in flight and mismanages opportunities to make performs at the select level thanks to his struggles to salvage his head around.

    —One-300 and sixty five days starter at Ohio Impart and easiest two years on campus after a redshirt 300 and sixty five days at Alabama and JUCO time.

    —Hyper-athlete who wins with natural athleticism and capacity but doesn’t bear the technical refinement to play against the form of receiver profiles within the NFL.

    —Effort in escape enhance runs frosty and warm, collectively with a lock of any disengage approach.

    —Will salvage bullied by bodily receivers at some level of the salvage.


    Kendall Sheffield is the make of athlete who’s arduous to own previous. He is blazing like a flash and has uncover-popping athleticism that can make scouts outing over themselves. His technical refinement is within the assist of, even supposing, and will must select up because athleticism is abundant within the NFL and can’t be the easiest measure of how he competes. He is bought the traits to be a starter and has room to develop early in his profession.


    PRO COMPARISON: Artie Burns

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    —A 5-necessary person prep player at highly touted IMG Academy; initially signed with LSU and used to be expected to compete for beginning position there.

    —Successfully-constructed frame with above-reasonable arm dimension that he makes exercise of nicely.

    —Could well furthermore no longer hesitate to own downhill in escape enhance; shows consistent and impactful tackling system.

    —Opportunistic player who can disrupt the select level with dimension and low turnovers.

    —Handsy at some level of the route stem and can entirely erase receivers who lack rather about a release solutions.


    —Bounced around three applications in three years and lacks 300 and sixty five days-to-300 and sixty five days consistency in his game.

    —Hand placement and punch timing at the line of scrimmage is inconsistent and results in steadiness disorders on the snap.

    —Lapses in processing and play that result in explosive performs too steadily.

    —Tight-hipped out of his recede into reverse and will battle to open and escape with downfield NFL escape.

    —JUCO-to-SEC soar in one 300 and sixty five days used to be obvious, and a few of his early 2018 tape shows leisurely processing.


    Smith used to be notion to be the most good cornerback within the total recruiting class when he arrived at LSU out of nationally identified IMG Academy. He transferred to Mississippi Gulf Soar Community College after some production in 2016 despite the truth he used to be expected to compete for a beginning arena with the Tigers. One 300 and sixty five days of JUCO used to be sufficient to assemble him a arena on the Crimson Tide, with whom he started 12 games. Smith’s program motion hasn’t helped him salvage into the player once expected, but he has sufficient dimension and press abilities to warrant a chance in a press diagram that values his toughness and aggression in escape enhance and at the select level.


    PRO COMPARISON: Daryl Worley

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    —Spatial consciousness as a Quilt three defender is stable with the capacity to press vertical seam routes from the head facet and in truth feel receivers down the sideline.

    —Fluid hips which would give you the chance to open and escape with ease and permit him to remain in-section at ruin ingredients that can possibly project others.

    —Footwork at the line of scrimmage is affected person and mute, looking at for receivers to present an clarification for release approach and able to copy very with out grief.

    —Lengthy escape appears to be to be like reasonable but shows the fast-position burst to drive out of breaks on crossing routes and shut dwelling windows within the fast-to-intermediate areas.


    —Neglected time early in 2017 with a shoulder hurt and passed over the final seven games of the same season due to a assist hurt.

    —Minute to no effort as a escape defender and is too steadily engrossing to see others as a change of salvage entangled.

    —Thin overall frame with fast hands and can salvage bullied at the line of scrimmage by bodily receivers with strength in their releases.

    —Struggles to salvage his head around down the realm and can’t detect the ball in flight or note deep routes for playmaking opportunities.

    —Will salvage sluggish in his pedal and stand moral, main to lack of capacity to click on and shut against possession receivers who escape engaging under routes.


    Xavier Crawford transferred to Central Michigan after graduating from Oregon Impart at some level of a teaching transition. He used to be a freshman All-American and rather productive with the Beavers but selected to prepare his defensive backs coach to Central Michigan. Serve injuries slowed Crawford down after an spectacular campaign in 2016, however the major traits to be a stable backup are gentle evident. An absence of dimension and dimension will hurt him, but he comes with delicate hips and the footwork to compensate.

    GRADE: 5.fifty five (ROUND 6 – BACKUP CALIBER)

    PRO COMPARISON: Harlan Miller 

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    —9 profession interceptions and mechanically appears to be to be like to make performs on the ball.

    —Rakes through receivers’ hands at select level and can reason surprising incompletions.

    —Competitiveness in spades and brings effort as a tackler.

    —Ogle self-discipline in zone coverage is sound and helps him leverage spacing and timing to shut dwelling windows.


    —Desire to be a playmaker is a double-edged sword and can leave him leaping even the slightest head nod.

    —Timed escape of four.Sixty eight seconds is a well-known difficulty and suits underwhelming long escape obvious on tape.

    —Lateral agility appears to be to be like shrimp and can leave him like a flash out of section versus ingenious releases.

    —Sits heavy on his heels at the line of scrimmage and will battle to remain balanced if his punch misses versus bodily receivers.

    —Click on-and-shut burst is lacking, and solid-handed receivers will preserve reps with ease.


    Hartage is a no longer easy, bodily cornerback who gets caught attempting to play spotlight football too steadily. He has worth as a depth cornerback, but his lack of escape will be a direct teams weigh as they own at his NFL-readiness versus his staunch upside.

    GRADE: 5.fifty five (ROUND 6 – BACKUP CALIBER)

    PRO COMPARISON: Levi Wallace

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    —four-300 and sixty five days contributor with special teams expertise.

    —Above-reasonable peak (6’1″) and arm dimension that assist him contest catches and make performs on the ball.

    —Tender hips and ft that maintain him in-section downfield on vertical routes.

    —Solid overall athlete with escape to compete and above-reasonable explosiveness.


    —Thin decrease 1/2 and primitive overall frame that can salvage bullied by opponents.

    —Dislocated ankle and damaged fibula versus Arizona Impart in 2017 that ended season.

    —Inefficient tackler who lunges in position versus dynamic athletes or simply gets carried for additional yards.

    —Spatial consciousness is underwhelming, in particular when taking part in off the place he’ll lose leverage and physique positioning at ruin ingredients and permit easy completions.


    A unfavorable season-ending hurt derailed a promising 2017 season for Miller. His 2018 wasn’t as solid, and he for sure benefited from taking part in with two capacity first-round picks within the same defensive backfield. Miller has proper dimension and a fluid decrease physique that lets in him to be competitive despite a thin frame and tendency to salvage misplaced in position. He is a capacity fourth nook who would possibly possibly possibly develop proper into a starter with time to own out his frame.


    PRO COMPARISON: Josh Shaw 

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    —Physical at the line of scrimmage and can smash route stems before they birth.

    —Successfully-constructed frame (6’1″, 210 lbs) with thickness to be forceful in escape enhance.

    —Tackles with out hesitation and will make a switch to security to salvage on the realm sooner.

    —Spectacular athlete who opened eyes at the NFL mix with a four.forty five-2nd escape within the Forty-yard plug and Forty.5-poke vertical soar.


    —Recovery escape is unfortunate and helps receiver separation develop after route breaks.

    —Lethargic ft battle to fire into and out of transition steps.

    —Tightly hurt decrease 1/2 with shrimp flexibility affecting footwork.

    —Lacks the explosion and burst in shut quarters to contest fast throws.

    —Will get too misplaced and too afraid in man coverage and would possibly possibly possibly easiest be viewed as a zone cornerback or capacity security.


    Jackson appears to be to be like the section with his ultimate dimension and four.forty five escape, but his lack of coverage instincts and consciousness in-section are unfortunate sufficient that teams would possibly possibly possibly resolve he’s both no bigger than a depth cornerback or a capacity goal for a blueprint swap to security. He is worth a flier since peak and escape cannot be coached.

    GRADE: 5.sixty 5 (ROUND 5 – BACKUP CALIBER)

    PRO COMPARISON: Tarvarius Moore

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    —Impressed at some level of in-person viewing at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Senior Bowl with natural strength, quickness and a silky delicate recede into reverse.

    —Explosive out of his recede into reverse and closes like a flash on the ball with crooked knees and proper pop in his decrease physique.

    —Not easy when coming downfield to attack the ball as a tackler.

    —Has the fast-position burst and twitchy athleticism to be surprising in his capacity to enhance and shut on the ball.

    —Can replicate and match both against under routes or from the slot with good foot quickness.


    —Instructing workers knocked Fields for laziness, work ethic and football character in our conversations with them.

    —Started proper one game in 2018 and easiest six events in his profession despite glaring athletic items.

    —Foot hurt cost him six games in 2017.

    —Will get too aggressive and jumps routes that leave him hugging air system within the assist of the receiver.


    Fields has very proper athletic traits and made a huge impact when he used to be on the realm, but his maturity and work ethic will be tested in his interviews with teams. If he handles his industry nicely in one-on-one cases with NFL resolution-makers, he would possibly possibly possibly derive himself drafted remarkable greater thanks to his glaring traits.


    PRO COMPARISON: Holton Hill 

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    —Aggressive in man coverage with arm dimension to remain in-section through route stems and disrupt timing.

    —Tender athlete who can spark off the jets to escape deep when stretched vertically.

    —Recovery escape at ruin ingredients is proper, allowing him to preserve assist reps versus proper route-runners.

    —Lateral explosion and swap-of-direction abilities assist him replicate fast-breaking routes in position.

    —Has expertise as a returner and can assemble position as a engrossing hitter at gunner.


    —Competitors coming out of Washburn is a sure difficulty, and Senior Bowl week would possibly possibly possibly possibly also no longer were sufficient publicity.

    —Hand usage and placement at the line of scrimmage desires to enhance in press coverage.

    —Power of punch in press is inconsistent and desires to land with more oomph to disrupt experienced players who can profit from a vary of releases.

    —Depressed route recognition makes him an early candidate to play remarkable better in a zone diagram.

    —Will get overly aggressive at events and will be exploited by NFL escape and expertise.


    Ballentine used to be a necessary person at the MIAA degree but desires to cowl he can hold against the most good on this planet at broad receiver. Teams will tumble in bear with his athleticism and upside, but there is trouble he gained’t salvage as like a flash as expected. He has a future as a starter but will enter the league as a 3rd or fourth cornerback.


    PRO COMPARISON: Anthony Brown 

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    —Solid frame with proper arm dimension and athletic profile to play versatile DB position.

    —Prepared hitter who fills downhill with reason and has no concerns squaring someone up.

    —four-300 and sixty five days contributor who had two-excessive, single-excessive and slot coverage tasks at rather about a events and will be a proper away contributor on special teams.

    —Above-reasonable zone consciousness when matching routes under; shows spectacular moments of route recognition and instincts.

    —Very generous escape-enhance effort and engagement; is engrossing to own frontside or bottom.


    —Single-excessive position proper now erases what he does nicely and makes him hesitant.

    —Would love to leer him make more noise at the select mutter result in contested catches or performs on the ball. He is too engrossing to resign a reception to make a form out.

    —Wants to compare physicality too remarkable and gets overly locked in on individuals at events to leer the total arena.

    —Greater when going through ahead in a 2-excessive structure and struggles to salvage his head around after regaining blueprint or a hit assist position after route breaks.


    Within the inspiration a cornerback, Redwine used to be a well-known starter at security for the Hurricanes in 2017 and 2018. He has the dimensions and athleticism to switch assist to nook within the NFL, but he brings positional versatility reckoning on the place he lands. He is at his most good taking part in downhill, whether that’s breaking on crossing routes or leveraging runs to the boundary. Redwine will join an NFL crew and assemble core special teams reps to birth while offering flexibility in a defensive assist neighborhood.


    PRO COMPARISON: Fabian Moreau

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    —Menace to ranking at any level with a playmaker mentality and above-reasonable ball abilities. Had 18 profession interceptions in college, six of which he returned for touchdowns.

    —Feisty trend that makes exercise of hands at some level of the salvage to disrupt receivers.

    —Steady spatial consciousness and figuring out of physique blueprint to exercise aspects of leverage and spacing to compete for balls downfield despite shrimp frame.

    —Could well kick inner to be a nickel slot defender with the lateral soar and escape to compete within the NFL; has the willingness to play downhill and be section of escape enhance.


    —Brushed other than the program in 2015 due to an arrest for petit larceny of below $200 no longer from a person and sat out the 300 and sixty five days before a teaching swap.

    —Seriously undersized at 5’9¾ and 179 pounds. No subject his competitiveness, he gained’t meet the thresholds some teams bear place for corners.

    —Natural questions referring to the degree of expertise he faced at James Madison and whether the same production and success can translate against top-tier competition within the NFL.

    —No subject his strength and perspective, bodily receivers who near off the line with strength and strength in both phases can overmatch him.


    Moreland has had an spectacular predraft season, taking part in nicely at the East-West Shrine game and earning the Senior Bowl name-up which capacity. Teams gained’t must proper now brush off a nook with his make of ball abilities and playmaking capacity, but it completely’s arduous no longer to suffer from this form of tiny frame. He’ll play a narrate position within the NFL, but when he keeps up his propensity for establishing turnovers, he’ll derive a dwelling as a rotational slot nook.


    PRO COMPARISON: Jourdan Lewis 

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    —Possesses the desired peak (6’1″), dimension (32½” hands) and hand dimension (10″) to compete against any bodily profile within the NFL.

    —Almost proper now started at Rutgers and showed spectacular ascension over freshman and sophomore seasons before injuries.

    —Has some recoil in his hips that helps him tumble weight and burst out with poke and ease.

    —Length creates no longer easy throws and impacts angles that quarterbacks must navigate, in particular on the boundary and down the realm.


    —Torn ACL ended 2017 season after easiest four games; injured knee in 2018, ending season after one game.

    —Evaluation is practically fully a projection of who he’s going to be primarily primarily based off shrimp newest tape and will naturally be impacted by two straight seasons of injuries.

    —Frame is top-heavy and weight desires to be redistributed to bolster a thin decrease physique, especially given the must rebuild strength at some level of his bottom 1/2.

    —Desires to salvage hand usage at the line of scrimmage to disrupt releases when wanted or disengage from blocks.


    Blessuan Austin used to be headed for four straight seasons of being a poke-setter within the Rutgers defensive backfield before season-ending knee injuries derailed his 2017 and 2018 seasons. His evaluate is going to shut assist the total trend down to whether teams judge he can proceed that increase or if the injuries bear shrimp who he can  change into. He has an ultimate athletic profile but has to cowl his decrease physique can extend to NFL standards.



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    —Started for four years at USC and has playmaker capacity, collectively with six interceptions mixed as a freshman and sophomore.

    —Physical at some level of the route stem and performs with heavy hands to disrupt releases.

    —Relishes opportunities to compete within the escape game and is a constantly impactful hitter.

    —Very generous hand placement in punch inner first 5 yards of scrimmage; mechanically lands sq..

    —Quilt-2 system enables him to patrol under position in a 1/2-turn, which maxes out his capacity and shows an instinctual and engaged defender.


    —Labored transition steps; struggles to shut out mechanically on under routes from off coverage.

    —Worse play escape than timed escape, which forces him to open and turn a ways too early, leaving him inclined to easy route breaks for receivers.

    —No turnovers within the final two years beg the ask: Are early-profession turnovers a fluke or section of his capacity to salvage into an opportunistic defender?

    —Will get away with pulls and tugs that would possibly possibly be flags within the NFL if he doesn’t clean up his footwork at the head of routes to count less on his hands.


    Iman Marshall stepped on the USC campus and used to be the dude at cornerback. After four stable seasons, the Southern California native heads to the NFL with a blend of dimension, physicality and expertise that teams will cherish. An underwhelming downfield athletic profile will limit the diagram suits for Lewis-Marshall, but a Quilt-2-heavy crew will bear his hitter’s mentality and capacity.

    GRADE: 5.seventy 9 (ROUND four – BACKUP CALIBER)


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    —Tender mover who has ultimate flexibility in hips, knees and ankles and can open to escape with ease.

    —Has proper dimension with nicely-constructed decrease 1/2 and athleticism to play boundary or slot nook.

    —Playmaker mentality and ball abilities as a weak Arizona prep standout at broad receiver.

    —Play escape is even faster than timed escape and helps him enhance when he falls out of section.

    —Closes nicely on the ball and rarely makes exercise of his expertise as a broad receiver to be taught and react to the path to salvage himself into blueprint on the ball.


    —Mechanically loses battles for 50-50 balls and doesn’t exercise positioning or dimension at select level love he must gentle.

    —Desires to be taught to play within the assist of his pads and boom some toughness to bodily receivers.

    —Work at the line of scrimmage will need work to salvage disruptive punch.

    —Inherent questions about competition degree capacity he’ll must mutter he can preserve against proper or better athletes.


    Somebody desires to mutter Jordan Brown how gargantuan he is so he really begins to play in discovering it irresistible. He has the dimensions and escape to be a No. 1 nook within the NFL, but he rarely performs in discovering it irresistible. His most good reps would bear him toward the head of this class, but it completely’s arduous to grab how consistent his effort will be and if he can salvage the physique administration to compete downfield against against top NFL competition. He has all of the major tactics to be gargantuan, and quite teaching would possibly possibly possibly like a flash release his NFL-starter capacity.

    GRADE: 5.ninety 9 (ROUND three-four – FUTURE STARTER)

    PRO COMPARISON: Marcus Peters 

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    —High college note standout with well-known success as a sprinter and hurdler.

    —Very generous NFL-engrossing frame at 6’2″ and 208 pounds, with legit four.Forty play escape.

    —Competitive toughness and alpha-dogs perspective that begins at kickoff and runs all game.

    —Hand placement at the line of scrimmage is stable and helps him mechanically disrupt releases.

    —Arm dimension to project downfield on 50-50 balls.


    —Transformed to cornerback after two years taking part in receiver and is derived with shrimp begins and on-arena reps against excessive-caliber competition.

    —Uncooked in every facet and will need important technical pattern.

    —Too engrossing to tumble on, select and lunge as a tackler and desires to be taught to play within the assist of his pads.

    —Underwhelming spatial consciousness from off-coverage and will open nicely before he desires to.


    Johnson has ultimate dimension and proper overall athleticism, however the crew drafting him must realize he’s a work in development; he would possibly possibly possibly select up the developmental stamp from most teams. In a diagram love the Seahawks or Jaguars’, he’s an ultimate cornerback thanks to his peak and dimension, but every crew must gentle be sorting out his overall game.

    GRADE: 5.ninety 9 (ROUND three-four – FUTURE STARTER)

    PRO COMPARISON: Rasul Douglas

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    —Solid, bodily nook with the required invent at 5’eleven” and 201 pounds.

    —Ample in press coverage; can redirect routes at the line of scrimmage and maintain receivers off steadiness.

    —Consistently performs through the ball and disrupts the receiver’s hands. Makes the receiver’s job more difficult even on balls he can no longer intercept.

    —Can excel in both man and zone coverage with escape and instincts.

    —A engrossing tackler who loves so as to add enhance within the escape game.


    —A tight athlete on the taking part in arena, despite mix testing.

    —Lacks recovery escape and fluid hips to expose and escape when he gets beat deep.

    —Very handsy in college, which would possibly possibly possibly change into penalties within the NFL.

    Can disrupt receptions but did no longer bear consistent interception production at Texas. 

    —A engrossing player versus the escape but is more of a hitter than a tackler, which has led to extra yards and passed over tackles.


    Boyd is a gargantuan, bodily nook from the Charlie Solid technology at Texas who will near into the NFL with gargantuan physicality and toughness. Although Boyd tested nicely at the mix, there are gentle questions about his capacity to lock down in man coverage, and he would possibly possibly well be better pleasant to zone-heavy teams. His dimension and flexibility make him an option for slot nook, to boot to offering depth at security.

    GRADE: 6.00 (ROUND three – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Darqueze Dennard

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    —Top performer at the mix in both the fast shuttle (three.ninety seven seconds) and three-cone (6.forty five seconds) by immense margins.

    —Very generous foot escape and capacity to maximise steps while opening hips to escape downfield.

    —Execrable demeanor at the line of scrimmage and wants to bully opponents before they even salvage into their stems.

    —Ogle self-discipline is proper; keeps him obsessed on escape enhance and passing off under routes with proper consciousness.

    —Spatial consciousness and instincts are stable and assist him compete in visitors versus route combos designed to goal him.


    —Ball abilities are shrimp, and while he doesn’t allow a ton of receptions, he’s no longer a takeaway creator.

    —Compact frame that struggles to lengthen a excessive level for disruptions on 50-50 balls.

    —Scheme highlighted his abilities and hid his deficiencies. He would possibly possibly possibly need the same project within the NFL.

    —Will salvage caught on his heels at the line of scrimmage once quickly and lose to receivers who match his physicality in their releases.


    David Lengthy’s fast-position quickness is nicely above reasonable and keeps him competitive, in particular on fast routes that require proper burst. He gained’t assemble uncover-popping turnovers within the NFL, but he has a chance to be a stable starter who depends on instincts and explosiveness to compete as a capacity boundary or slot nook.

    GRADE: 6.00 (ROUND three – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Duke Dawson

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    —Very generous dimension (6’2″, 205 pounds) with stable arm dimension (31 ⅜”) and proper testing numbers across the board that ascertain what the tape showed: a bodily athlete all over the place the realm.

    —Seven interceptions in two years despite easiest beginning in 2018; shows an attacker’s mentality that can mechanically disrupt the select level through all areas of the realm.

    —Steady spatial consciousness and route recognition as an under zone defender who has the dimensions to project and make quarterbacks 2nd-bet boundary throws.

    —Physical profile and mentality allow him to be stable in escape enhance; will maintain the brink against most receivers very with out grief.

    —Heavy-handed jab from press that can entirely boom a release when it lands flush.


    —Handiest one 300 and sixty five days as a stout-time starter for Penn Impart and doesn’t bear the consistent tape that other top corners within the class effect.

    —Play escape, in particular briefly-position bursts, appears to be to be like shrimp and can allow receivers to assemble separation on crossing routes, the place there is time to escape a ways from him.

    —Lackadaisical footwork and pedal at events that can leave him off steadiness and unable to swap instructions versus suave route-runners if he cannot disrupt their release at the line of scrimmage.

    —Penn Impart’s diagram hid his deficiencies, and he’s going to be rather shrimp as a boundary nook in narrate schemes within the NFL.


    Oruwariye has unbelievable dimension, dimension and strength that can intrigue zone-heavy teams that desire a bodily physique to punch receivers at the line. His footwork has an inclination to salvage sloppy and results in separation that he would possibly possibly possibly steer clear of. A crew that asks him to squat at the line of scrimmage and limit release plans will be at liberty to salvage a developmental starter. He is diagram-dependent but has buildable traits and the athleticism to compete within the intervening time.

    GRADE: 6.00 (ROUND three – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Trumaine Johnson

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    —Massive cornerback prospect at 6’four”, 211 pounds with 32 ½” arm dimension.

    —Skilled press nook who started two years at Vanderbilt and has matched up with top SEC receivers.

    —Dominates 50-50 balls and is ultimate at timing his soar after which the exercise of his dimension, dimension and vertical capacity to exercise away the pass.

    —Uses his dimension nicely to shadow receivers and pressure them out of their designated direction; would possibly possibly possibly possibly also furthermore be very disruptive with his dimension and dimension.

    —Would no longer bear gargantuan recovery escape but recovers nicely with dimension and dimension since he’s able to poke a hand in and attain the ball better than most cornerbacks.


    —Flee and agility are a ask designate after running a four.sixty four-2nd Forty-yard plug at the NFL scouting mix. Many teams bear told us a switch to security will be in his future due to that escape deficiency.

    —Inconsistent timing and accuracy when asked to punch at the line of scrimmage in a press project.

    —Will get misplaced in-section and struggles to derive the ball when he has to trace it over his shoulder; is better in a zone project the place he can be taught and react to the ball in flight.

    —Motor ran too frosty and warm on movie, especially against Georgia, when he looked as if it would shut down once overwhelmed.

    —Performs very huge and doesn’t sink into his transitions.


    Williams is a ultimate cornerback prospect due to dimension by myself, but his play instincts are stable, and he has the aptitude to proceed bettering his system. The obliging ask is his lack of escape. Williams used so that you would possibly possibly well hold with college receivers thanks to his dimension, but NFL offenses will exploit an absence of escape on the brink. A switch to security will be in his future.

    GRADE: 6.50 (ROUND three – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Ahkello Witherspoon

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    —Successfully-constructed greater physique and above-reasonable dimension (6’1″, 206 pounds) and escape (four.30 Forty-yard plug) that can excite evaluators.

    —Physical at the line of scrimmage with the arm dimension (31¾”) to punch and ruin up releases with ease.

    —Disruptive with crammed with life hands at some level of the total salvage and challenges the select level mechanically.

    —With ease able to transition step, tumble weight and burst out of breaks against fast routes.

    —Phrase background with recovery escape to shut dwelling windows with ease.


    —Tore his ACL and meniscus in his junior 300 and sixty five days of excessive college. Tore the same meniscus the next 300 and sixty five days. Within the inspiration dedicated to Ohio Impart but used to be medically disqualified. Transferred to Auburn in 2015 after Dr. James Andrews offers him the sure. Then suffered a season-ending hurt to his other knee at some level of the preseason in 2016.

    —Aggravating and slack movements to open and escape when his cushion is pressed, allowing position that he must gentle give you the chance to limit.

    —Would no longer play with the accelerate and competitiveness that a nook with his natural expertise must gentle; too steadily appears to be to be like subdued and disinterested.

    —Ball abilities are lacking, and he steadily gets his head around even when he’s in-section.


    Dean’s hurt ancient previous is one that must be fastidiously evaluated, but his traits and talents are that of a future NFL starter. Teams must spend rather about a time checking his knees for long-timeframe hurt that can possibly limit his profession, but his physicality and athleticism are arduous to miss.

    GRADE: 6.50 (ROUND three – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Gareon Conley

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    —Steady invent at 6′0″ and 195 pounds with four.forty two escape and a forty one.5″ vertical soar.

    —Lengthy-armed (31 ¾”), and it shows at the line of scrimmage and when reaching to deflect balls or attack passes within the air.

    —Excels going as much as project 50-50 balls and has both the dimensions and vertical capacity to exercise away the deep ball.

    —Instances his transitions nicely and shows he can flip his hips and escape; proper fast-position quickness and can replicate and match on fast routes.

    —Is more likely to be an ultimate slot within the slot but more so in a zone diagram the place he can maintain his eyes on the route and shut on the ball with his escape and dimension.


    —Frame did no longer own 195 pounds on movie; has a lean, long invent that lets receivers escape through him.

    —Would be leisurely to be taught and react and too steadily gets caught counting on bodily instruments, which gained’t work against NFL escape.

    —Did no longer salvage challenged by many legitimate-caliber receivers and wasn’t Senior Bowl-eligible as an underclassman, so degree of competition will be a direct.

    —Never comes across as very twitchy or with remarkable open-arena burst, which would possibly possibly possibly limit his projection as an open air cornerback, but his four.forty two escape at the mix opened some eyes.


    Bunting is quite of a project, but we’re betting on his traits and capacity to enhance with NFL teaching making him more critical than some legitimate teams would possibly possibly possibly leer on tape. Bunting has got grades from scouts within the Round three vary, but we’re quite greater on his abilities and upside as a beginning cornerback.

    GRADE: 6.fifty five (ROUND 2 – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Kevin Johnson

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    —Productive junior who notched sixteen pass breakups in 2018; had three interceptions in 2017, two of which he took for touchdowns.

    —Tests the boxes for quickness and agility; is extremely proper briefly-position motion and has the lateral agility to stick to receivers on under routes.

    —Would no longer lose his man early within the route thanks to fast ft and proper instincts.

    —Ready to play both man and zone cornerback but is better in zone, the place his consciousness and quickness allow him to shut on the ball with out complications.

    —Sticks within the hip pocket with receivers down the realm and is ultimate at the exercise of all his techniques to discontinue in-section.

    —Arrangement is nicely-coached and developed to a excessive degree.


    —Recreation movie did no longer mutter the price (four.54 seconds) that he displayed at the mix; steadily struggled to maintain poke with receivers down the realm, which would possibly possibly possibly mutter unfortunate timing on hip turns.

    —Will worried a ways from contact, and bodily receivers tend to exercise him out of his game.

    —Desires security assist over the head against gargantuan receivers; struggled against Clemson before leaving the sport with a head hurt.

    —Not remarkable of a hitter and is not at all times in truth bodily working through blocks.

    —Play strength appears to be to be like to be reasonable.


    Worship has every thing you desire in a cornerback while you center of attention on instincts, agility and quickness, but he lacks the long escape to escape down the realm and the toughness to bang on under routes. A zone diagram is the most good fit for him inviting ahead, but within the wonderful system, he has the instruments to be a extremely early starter, and doubtlessly a excessive-degree one at that


    PRO COMPARISON: Brandon Carr

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    —Possesses the total bodily instruments to be a beginning No. 1 cornerback within the NFL.

    —Unparalleled dimension and bulk for the blueprint and is able to reroute receivers with his dimension.

    —Length, strength and aggressive play make him a possibility at the line of scrimmage in press coverage.

    —Special teams player who can proper now near in and block kicks.

    —Scouts bear his demeanor, work ethic and competitiveness. Alpha dogs-kind athlete.


    —Factual one interception in two years at Kentucky.

    —Sat out the 2016 season to center of attention on tutorial eligibility.

    —Would no longer mutter willingness to kind out within the escape game.

    —Struggles to expose and escape with top-smash escape.

    —Deflections and interceptions haven’t near because discovering the football has been a huge difficulty.


    Johnson has the total bodily instruments coaches and scouts own for; he has simply lacked production and consistency. With proper teaching, there is absolute self belief those will near. If Johnson can be taught to expose and detect the ball and provide any make of enhance within the escape game, he is a Educated Bowl-degree expertise.

    GRADE: 6.eighty (ROUND 2 – ROOKIE IMPACT)


    PRO COMPARISON: Chris McAlister

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    —Unparalleled dimension for the blueprint with 33″ hands on a gargantuan 6’1 three/four” frame.

    —A converted receiver who’s ready to acknowledge physique movements and routes quicker than most.

    —Has the dimensions and escape to be terrible in both man and zone schemes.

    —Is terrible at the line of scrimmage with his dimension and has the capacity to expose and escape with receivers.

    —Moves nicely through receivers’ routes and makes exercise of acceptable hand timing to disrupt receptions.


    —Lacks elite-degree long escape for the blueprint despite running a four.50 at the mix.

    —Restricted interception production (three in three seasons) will bear scouts questioning ball abilities.

    —Struggles to swap direction with shifty receivers.

    —Offers shrimp enhance versus the escape game even though he has gargantuan dimension.


    Justin Layne is a Quilt three coordinator’s dream. His aggregate of dimension and route recognition enables him to make performs most corners can no longer. Whereas he hasn’t reeled in many interceptions in his profession, he has excelled at pass breakups. Within the wonderful diagram, Layne would possibly possibly well be the select of this draft

    GRADE:  6.ninety (ROUND 2 – ROOKIE IMPACT)

    PRO COMPARISON: Nnamdi Asomugha

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    —Physical, aggressive cornerback who gained the most good tackling grade at the blueprint from our scouts.

    —2018 Thorpe Award winner for the nation’s most good defensive assist.

    —Posted seven interceptions in college despite steadily being passed over by opposing quarterbacks; has the instincts and hands to flip the realm when thrown at but does a greater job doing away with targets.

    —Master in man coverage and has the physicality and dimension (5’eleven”, 193 pounds) to play in press at the line of scrimmage and sufficient agility and burst to discontinue in-section down the realm.

    —Hasn’t allowed a touchdown since 2017, per Educated Football Heart of attention.

    —Has ultimate timing on all that he does; breaks on routes with gargantuan consciousness, comes as much as pop within the escape game and has with regards to obliging timing to expose and escape out of his recede into reverse.


    —Did no longer galvanize with his four.fifty two time within the Forty-yard plug at the NFL mix and, per scouts, unfortunate interviews with teams.

    —Will get handsy at the route stem when challenged by fast receivers.

    —Restricted ball abilities would possibly possibly possibly even mutter reasonable catching capacity.

    —Will get quite afraid against double strikes and desires time to work on better route recognition.


    Baker’s tape is about a of the most good from the 2019 cornerback class, but reasonable testing and unfortunate interviews seem to bear affected his stock. He is a capacity rookie starter if teams are able to vet his character and dial in on who he is as a player and person.


    PRO COMPARISON: Malcolm Butler

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    —Athletic, nicely-proportioned cornerback at 6’1″ and 199 pounds with ultimate NFL escape (four.forty six Forty-yard plug).

    —A range of expertise in press-coverage cases; no longer easy at the line of scrimmage with fast shooting hands and a gargantuan sufficient frame to discontinue receivers from running through him.

    —Closing escape is extremely proper, with the capacity to enhance if overwhelmed off the line of scrimmage or in a transition; like a flash catches as much as the route and events his switch on the ball nicely.

    —Easy mover at some level of his decrease physique and has light ft and fast hips.

    —Had his most good game against Alabama within the national title game; grabbed a key interception and made the sport-altering sack that caused a fumble.

    —Did no longer allow a touchdown pass in college and used to be steadily tested by quarterbacks.

    —Can play in man or zone coverage and used to be weak in both at Clemson.


    —Would be leisurely to shut assist out of his recede into reverse and ruin on the ball or turn to escape with receivers.

    —Would no longer incessantly be taught the route nicely at the stem and desires more reps or pattern to acknowledge the offense better.

    —Enables too remarkable position within the route and tries to rely on recovery escape to shut gaps that proper quarterbacks will exploit.

    —Not remarkable of a tackler within the open arena.


    Mullen is one of our approved players within the class thanks to his peak, escape and agility in coverage. He did no longer bear the ball production of some top cornerbacks, but that used to be more a results of teams averting his facet of the realm. When the unbeatable Alabama offense challenged Mullen, it misplaced in a gargantuan system, which shows his poise and playmaking capacity when tested. He has the own of an impactful rookie as a capacity 2nd or third cornerback.


    PRO COMPARISON: Stephon Gilmore

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    —Not easy, bodily cornerback who used to be a two-time excessive college direct wrestling champion.

    —Physique is precisely what NFL teams desire: solid legs and hands, plus the price and quickness to maintain poke with top-tier legitimate receivers.

    —Feet are natural, and Ya-Sin shows swap-of-direction abilities to shut on the route once he identifies the ball. Closing escape is extremely proper.

    —Upside is loved by scouts who leer Ya-Sin as with the ability to additional salvage after shrimp time at a well-known college program.

    —Top-tier tackler who comes downhill in a bustle and hits the receiver with an reasonable crawl.

    —Ready to play in any diagram and has viewed his stock wing as teams realize his capacity to play in press-man or zone schemes with room to enhance his system.


    —Factual one 300 and sixty five days of beginning at Temple after foundation his profession at Presbyterian College.

    —Arrangement is extremely raw, and too steadily he wins by attempting to play bodily at the route stem as a replacement of counting on timing and coverage instruments.

    —Can salvage caught no longer trusting his eyes and instincts, which creates a discontinue in his response.

    —Not a wrap-up tackler despite proper strength, toughness and a wrestling background.


    It is uncommon for coaches to discuss so highly of a player they had for proper one 300 and sixty five days, but that’s the case with the Temple workers. Ya-Sin used to be loved by the teaching workers for his arduous work, willingness to enhance and toughness. Those linked traits are inclined to make him a first-round need within the upcoming draft. He has some approach to iron out but would possibly possibly possibly possibly also furthermore be a trail-and-play starter on the open air.



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    —Feisty, bodily cornerback who masks his dimension deficiencies with system, timing and instincts.

    —Trade-of-direction abilities are off the charts; proper on tape with ultimate quickness and agility to compare and replicate in coverage.

    —Incredibly incandescent processor at some level of the route who reads the quarterback and receiver nicely and puts himself in blueprint to both establish away with targets or attack the ball (four interceptions and 13 passes defensed in 2018).

    —Twitchy player who has spectacular burst when closing in on the ball; drives arduous on comeback and breaking routes to salvage to the ball.

    —Not easy at the level of attack and fights through contact.


    —At 5’eleven” and a bulked-up one hundred ninety pounds for the mix, Murphy ran a four.fifty five-2nd Forty-yard plug, which is below reasonable for a first-round cornerback.

    —Arm dimension (30 ⅛”) would possibly possibly possibly exercise him off the board for teams that require 32″ hands for cornerbacks.

    —Restricted publicity to complex offenses and route bushes after proper 20 collegiate games.

    —Will get very handsy against bigger receivers and will be flagged early and rarely.

    —Broken foot in freshman season must be checked out to guarantee that there are no long-timeframe effects.


    Murphy’s tape is Round 1 the total trend, but his unfortunate timed escape and below-reasonable dimension are gargantuan concerns for teams as they own for determined issues at the blueprint. That would possibly possibly be gargantuan news for teams slack within the first round or early within the 2nd because Murphy has the own of a longtime starter with the capacity to play within the slot or open air.



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    —Broad (6’2″), like a flash cornerback who notched a four.37-2nd Forty-yard plug time and impressed through two seasons of beginning play within the SEC.

    —Tender recede into reverse and fluid swap-of-direction abilities mutter a straightforward-inviting athlete.

    —Ideal press-man cornerback with his dimension and recovery escape; can play at the line of scrimmage, hit the receiver after which turn and escape with out losing positioning.

    —Performs relaxed and doesn’t horror if a receiver gets an early soar on him; will stick to his system and have faith his escape and timing to disrupt the ball.

    —Excels in-section with his escape and peak; is able to envision away with receivers as a goal.

    —Dominated Ole Lunge over’ D.K. Metcalf in their head-to-head matchup and showed he can contend with elite NFL dimension and escape.


    —Arm dimension is below reasonable for most defensive schemes at 31 ½” long.

    —Thin physique that does no longer love to shut assist up and kind out within the escape game.

    —Ball consciousness is below reasonable, so when challenged, he’s no longer going to be gargantuan flipping the realm by establishing interceptions.

    —Is more straight-line like a flash than fast and will must work on staying low with knee bend through his transitions.


    The tip overall cornerback within the 2019 draft class, Williams has ultimate traits in relation to peak, escape and instincts. He is no longer a tackler and does lack some play strength, but teams taking a own for a mid- to slack first-round retract who would possibly possibly possibly change into a proper necessary person at cornerback must gentle be all in on Williams.


    PRO COMPARISON: Antonio Cromartie