Cornerbacks

Florida v Georgia

By Oliver Connolly, Editor-In-Chief

What we’re looking for/grading

Production – The players collegiate production relative to competition, including; Passes defended and interceptions.

Athleticism – The blend of height-weight-speed. Informed largely by combine numbers and pro days.

Instincts – A player’s instincts in man and zone coverage. Has a good understanding of leverage, play recognition, understanding of route combinations, quick eyes, eye discipline and strong understanding of zone coverages/combination coverages.

Coverage Skills – A player’s ability and technique in press-man coverage, off-man (soft) coverage and in zone coverage. Footwork, agility, change of direction skills and hands. Many corners win in college with pure athleticism, at the pro-level technique and hands are paramount.

Playmaking – A player’s on-ball skills. The ability to locate and track the ball, play in contested situations, leaping ability, jumping routes, high pointing the ball and make plays on the ball.

Run Defense – In a perimeter league (outside runs and bubble screens) it is now more important than ever that cornerbacks can play at a high level in the run game. Do they play with leverage, set the edge, control the POA, take the correct angle to the ball and tackle consistently one-on-one?

Grade Scale:

1 – Poor

2 – Below Average

3 – Average

4 – Above Average

5 – Elite

Positional Averages:

Pos. Height Weight. Arm Hand Bench 10 20 40 VJ BJ SS LS 3 Cone
CB 5-11 193 31 5/8 9 3/8 14 1.57 2.63 4.49 36.5 10-4 4.16 11.22 6.97

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School

HT-WT

Production

Athleticism

Instincts

Coverage Skills

Playmaking

Run Defense

Vernon Hargreaves

Florida

5-11, 185

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Jalen Ramsey

Florida state

6-1, 206

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Kendall Fuller

VirginiaTech

6-0, 196

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Eli Apple

Ohio State

6-1, 200

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Tre’Davious White

LSU

5-11, 191

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Jourdan Lewis

Michigan

5-10, 176

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Mackensie Alexander

Clemson

5-10, 190

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KeiVarae Russell

Notre Dam

5-11, 196

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Zack Sanchez

Oklahoma

5-11, 175

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William Jackson III

Houston

6-1, 185

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