2017 NFL draft rankings: Cornerbacks
Cornerback is another position where the list of top-end talent easily could have expanded to include five more names. Whether a team prefers a big, physical cornerback to play outside in press-man or a quick-footed, shifty option to handle the slot, there are choices to go around in this year’s CB class.
|1||Desmond King||Iowa||5' 11″, 203 lbs.|
|2||Quincy Wilson||Florida||6' 1″, 213 lbs.|
|3||Sidney Jones||Washington||6' 0″, 181 lbs.|
|4||Jourdan Lewis||Michigan||5' 11, 186 lbs.|
|5||Marshon Lattimore||Ohio State||6' 0″, 192 lbs.|
|6||Jalen Tabor||Florida||6' 0″, 191 lbs.|
|7||Marlon Humphrey||Alabama||6' 1″, 198 lbs.|
|8||Cordrea Tankersley||Clemson||6' 1″, 200 lbs.|
|9||Tre'Davious White||LSU||6' 0″, 197 lbs.|
|10||Adoree' Jackson||USC||5' 11″, 185 lbs.|
King falls shy of the noteworthy 6-foot line for cornerbacks, but you wouldn’t know it by how he plays. He can play in all coverages, although the way he reads and reacts could push him toward a zone-heavy team. Either way, he’ll step up in run support. Wilson falls into that physical-CB category. Jones does, too, even though he runs about 40 pounds lighter. Lewis is among the smallest of the bunch, but he mirrors receivers’ routes incredibly well with his quick feet and finishes plays. He, Lattimore and Gareon Conley all will be on the field together in two weeks—Conley was the first name left off, and he has first-round potential, which just goes to show what a loaded group this is.