2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Cornerbacks



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 cornerback prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 22, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Greedy Williams*, CB, LSU
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    8/22/18: Williams broke out in 2017 with six interceptions, 11 passes broken up and 38 tackles. It was a great season for being his first year of playing time. When Williams doesn't intercept the pass, he is skilled at slapping the ball away to cause incompletions. He is a confident corner who really challenges wide receivers and quarterbacks.

    For pass coverage, Williams is an impressive cornerback. The first thing that stands out is his ability to run the route and prevent separation. Williams possesses enough speed to carry verticals with recoverability to close gaps from breaks. He has quick feet and agility to stay in the hip pocket of wideouts. On top of his ability to run, Williams has excellent height and length, which make it tough to get around him. Beyond his physical skills, Williams has an impressive mental makeup as an instinctive player.

    The biggest concern regarding Williams entering his redshirt sophomore season is his weight. He is extremely thin-framed, and that is an issue that could weigh down his draft grade if he is unable to pack on more pounds leading up to his draft. Being so skinny is going to cause a lot of teams to have durability concerns because a lot of thin-framed cornerbacks have a hard time avoiding injuries in professional football. Big, strong pro receivers could also have success out-muscling him and pushing him around. Adding weight is vital for Williams.






  2. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 186.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    8/22/18: Mullen is a physical freak who has a ton of athletic upside. In 2017, he totaled 42 tackles with three interceptions and seven passes broken up. Some team sources say that entering the 2018 season, his tape might be more of a second-rounder, but they think with his excellent skill set he could be a first-rounder and if he has a good season, he could skyrocket.


  3. C.J. Henderson*, CB, Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 186.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    8/22/18: Henderson was really impressive as a freshman, displaying excellent coverage skills with ball skills. He totaled four interceptions with four passes broken up and 22 tackles on the year. Henderson has excellent size to go along with speed and cover skills. Now that he has a year of experience, he could be even better. Henderson has a ton of upside and could be one of the top cornerbacks in college football in 2018 and 2019.


  4. Marco Wilson*, CB, Florida
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    8/22/18: With C.J. Henderson, Wilson forms a dynamic duo of young cornerbacks for the Gators. If Wilson sounds familiar, that is because he is the younger brother of Quincy Wilson, a former Gators standout who was a second-round pick of the Colts in the 2017 NFL Draft. Marco Wilson had an impressive debut for the Gators with 34 tackles and 10 passes broken up. He showed a ton of upside with an excellent skill set. Wilson could easily emerge as a top cornerback during the 2018 season.




  5. Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

    8/22/18: The speedster Sheffield showed improvement over the course of the 2017 season, similar to teammate Damon Arnette. As sophomore, Sheffield totaled 40 tackles with nine passes broken up. He could easily be improved in 2018 given his year of experience. Adding a little more weight to his frame would also help him.


  6. Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-3.

  7. Chase Lucas*, CB, Arizona State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020):2-3.





  8. T.J. Carter*, CB, Memphis
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

  9. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 189.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

  10. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.



  11. Levonta Taylor, CB, Florida State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 170.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

  12. Mark Gilbert, CB, Duke
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.



  13. David Long, CB, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  14. Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

  15. Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

  16. Clifton Duck, CB, Appalachian State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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