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 April 22, 2020. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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

2021 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

2022 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. Jeff Okudah*, CB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): Top-16.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Okudah was phenomenal in pass coverage to run the route and prevent separation. He has a rare combination of size, speed, athleticism and instincts. Importantly, his ball production was vastly improved over his 2018 season. He totaled 35 tackles with nine passes broken up and three interceptions in 2019.

    Okudah is a well-rounded prospect who does everything well. He is very good at preventing separation, as he can vertically stay with speed wideouts and run the routes with receivers. Okudah has the size and physicality to match up with big wideouts and the speed to defend the vertical threats. With his aggressive and physical style of play, Okudah sits on routes and really challenges receivers to run by him.

    Downfield, Okudah is a tough defender who uses his length to cover up wide receivers, has the speed to run with them, and possesses a burst for recoverability. He can jam receivers yet has the ability turn and run with them downfield. Over the past couple of seasons, Okudah did a very good job of slapping passes away, and as a junior in 2019, he showed improvement by producing some interceptions. Okudah is a good tackler and willing run defender who does not hesitate to close on a ball-carrier to make a hit in space.

    For the NFL, Okudah looks like a future No. 1 cornerback and Pro Bowler. He could be one of the top corners in the league during his career and capable of limiting elite No. 1 receivers. Okudah is worthy of being a high first-round pick, and this analyst thinks that Okudah is a better prospect entering the NFL than Jalen Ramsey (2016) and Denzel Ward (2018) were, and they were both top-five picks in their draft classes.

    6/22/19: Okudah saw some brief action as a freshman, recording 17 tackles and a breakup before playing more as a sophomore. In 2018, he had 32 tackles with eight breakups. Okudah has yet to record an interception, but he has a skill set with upside to develop.




  2. C.J. Henderson*, CB, Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 204. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.39.
    Projected Round (2020): Top-16.

    4/22/20: Henderson had 11 passes broken up and 33 tackles in 2019. Some team sources say Henderson reminds them of Marcus Peters. In the NFL, Henderson has the potential to be a No. 1 corner and could end up being a Pro Bowl cover corner early in his career. Some teams with top-10 picks have Henderson in consideration for their selection, and he looks like a lock to be chosen in the top half of the first round.

    Henderson is the real deal as a cover corner for pass coverage. He has excellent size to match up against big receivers, and with his speed, he is able to run with deep threats. Given his fluid agility, Henderson can flip his hips and run with wideouts vertically and keep them from getting open downfield. Henderson has good instincts and reacts well with very good route recognition. On top of his ability to run the route to prevent separation, Henderson has make-up speed and length that provide him with an excellent ability to recover.

    Henderson also has very good ball skills, as he plays the ball in the air, and does a superb job of defending the pass rather than drawing penalties from getting physical with receivers. With his soft hands, instincts, and body control, Henderson is a threat to pick off passes, and it can be very dangerous to throw his direction.

    The one real negative to Henderson is poor tackling. He had some ugly plays looking to avoid tackling as a junior. Perhaps he was protecting himself after a scary knee injury early in the 2019 season that cost him a few games. He also played more soft coverage down the stretch of 2019 than he did earlier with the Gators. Sources with Florida said Henderson was more physical in his sophomore and freshman seasons, so perhaps he will tackle better as a pro. However, his run defense and tackling are weak heading to the next level.

    6/22/19: In 2018, Henderson totaled 38 tackles with two sacks, seven passes broken up, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He 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 that season.

    Henderson has excellent size to go along with speed and cover skills. He has a ton of upside and could be one of the top cornerbacks in college football in 2019.


  3. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205. Arm: 32.75. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Diggs had 37 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defended. He was a solid cover corner for Alabama.

    Diggs is going to need some development for the NFL and has some rawness to him. That's understandable given his injury history and from playing some wide receiver early on at Alabama. Diggs has above-average instincts, but he is not a natural defender. Diggs is late getting his head around to track the ball in flight and bites on double moves. Still, Diggs is big and can run, so he projects to being a starting corner on the outside. Multiple team sources said they graded him on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft, but he could sneak into the first round because of his skill set.

    6/22/19: Diggs took his game to another level in 2018 before going down with a foot injury that ended his season. He flashed in 2017, but he still was developing at cornerback after starting his career playing both offense and defense. In 2017, Diggs was able to focus on corner, and in 2018, his play took a huge jump. For his 2018, Diggs totaled 20 tackles with six passes broken up, one forced fumble and one interception, but he was also blanketing receivers.

    As a freshman wide receiver, Diggs had 11 receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. He converted positions for his sophomore year and totaled 13 tackles with five breakups and an interception. Diggs was buried on the depth chart behind Anthony Averett, Levi Wallace and Tony Brown that season. Diggs also brings added value as a punt and kick returner after doing that during his first two seasons at Alabama.

    Diggs is listed at 6-foot-2, 199 pounds and possesses excellent speed and athleticism. Altogether, he looks to have huge upside for the NFL.


  4. A.J. Terrell*, CB, Clemson
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.42.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Terrell recorded 21 tackles with a pass broken up and two interceptions. He was solid, but unspectacular, for Clemson and then had a rough bowl game in which he was repeatedly picked on by LSU. Team sources say Terrell is a good athlete but not special in coverage. They also noted he needs to get stronger. However, he has size and speed, so he could end up being selected more polished cover corners.

    6/22/19: Terrell has a good skill set and showed a lot of upside in his first season as a starter in 2018. The sophomore Terrell helped Clemson win a National Championship as the other starting outside corner with Trayvon Mullen. Terrell produced well for the Tigers in 2018 with 54 tackles, three passes broken up and three interceptions. He also flashed as a freshman backup with an interception and seven breakups. Terrell has a lot of talent and could rise over the season to come.




  5. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 197. Arm: 30.64. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    4/22/20: At the NFL Scouting Combine, Fulton helped himself with a good 40 and workout. He totaled 32 tackles with 13 passes defensed and an interception in 2019. Fulton had a good season overall while playing injured, but he did have some bad tapes that hurt him, including the performance against Texas and Clemson.

    Fulton does a good job of running with receivers and preventing separation, but he needs to improve his discipline and also could stand to do a better job of defending the ball on 50-50 plays. His Texas tape and the one in the National Championship against Clemson looked more like something out of a second-day pick rather than a true first-rounder. Sources from three different teams said they had Fulton graded in the second round, but they wouldn't be surprised if he became a late first-round pick.

    6/22/19: Hailing from one of the best schools for defensive back talent, Fulton was impressive in coverage during the 2018 season despite not putting together a big stat line. He had 17 tackles with one forced fumble, one interception and seven passes broken up on the year. Fulton could be even better in 2019 now that he has more experience.

    Fulton was one of the top recruits in the nation coming out of high school in 2016. He served as a backup as a freshman before being suspended for the 2017 season by the NCAA after using another player's urine for a drug test.


  6. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195. Arm: 30. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2020): 1-2.

    4/22/20: Arnette totaled 35 tackles with eight passes broken up, an interception and a forced fumble in 2019. He has a good skill set and put it all together with a vastly improved senior year. Scouts say Arnette is instinctive, tough and versatile. They like how he can play inside at nickel or line up outside with the ability to play man or zone.

    Arnette is very physical and has a feisty style of play that comes out with him being super competitive. He challenges every throw and never makes it easy on receivers to get a reception. On top of having cover skills to stay with receivers, he is a very good tackler who doesn't hesitate to hit.

    Arnette has the physical skills, instincts and talent to be a top-20 pick, but team sources think there is a wide range of where he could get drafted, which stems from Arnette has significant off-the-field concerns. Multiple team sources said they have him graded in the second or late second/early third round because of character issues. They feel his mental makeup could be a problem. Other team sources say they've heard Arnette has improved in the character department, so they think he could get first-round consideration. Thus, Arnette has a wide range of where he could go from late in the first round to the third round. However for the NFL, Arnette has the ability to be a No. 1 cornerback and Pro Bowler if he focuses on football and works hard to be the best he can be.

    6/22/19: Arnette recorded 40 tackles with six passes broken up and an interception in 2018. Throughout the season, he had issues in coverage while giving up separation and some big plays. Arnette did not play up to his skill set. n 2017, Arnette totaled 44 tackles with eight passes broken up and two interceptions. He had a rough start to the season and was better late in the year.

    With his size and speed, Arnette could become a hot prospect if he puts together a strong senior year. Team sources say that Arnette has a good skill set but he's inconsistent. They say he needs to improve his discipline and instincts.


  7. Cameron Dantzler*, CB, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 188. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/22/20: Multiple team sources say Dantzler has really good tape, and he was trending toward being a late first-round candidate, but his slow combine 40 really hurt him. Dantzler also is very lean, and his skinny frame has evaluators worried about him holding up in the NFL.

    In 2019, Dantzler recorded 40 tackles with two interceptions, eight passes broken up, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He is a solid corner who is tall, physical, a willing tackler, and has good instincts. If Dantzler were thicker and ran a little faster, he would be a mid first-rounder as he produced a lot of good tape over his collegiate career.

    6/22/19: Team sources have said that Dantzler was a player who jumped out at them in 2018 despite them not watching him closely because he was yet to be draft eligible. The sophomore totaled 43 tackles with nine passes broken up and two interceptions for 2018. Dantzler has good size, and the questions will be how well he runs and if he is fluid enough to maintain coverage and prevent separation.




  8. Noah Igbinoghene*, CB, Auburn
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 198. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/22/20: Team sources say Igbinoghene impressed them during the 2019 season. He was the Tigers' top cornerback and played well against a tough schedule. Igbinoghene had 42 tackles with seven passes broken up on the year. In 2018, he totaled 45 tackles with an interception and 11 breakups. Evaluators say Igbinoghene is a better athlete than player at this point, but he has a good skill set with lots of upside to develop.


  9. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/22/20: Johnson is a solid zone corner who has instincts and some ball skills, but team sources note Johnson is very thin with a skinny lower body and is extremely tight. They have concerns about him getting pushed around by pro receivers. Johnson recorded 36 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2019. He put together an impressive game against Washington.

    6/22/19: Johnson had a strong 2018 season for Utah with four interceptions, four breakups and 41 tackles. He totaled 25 tackles with an interceptions and six passes broken up as a freshman. Johnson has quality size and ball skills.


  10. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 191. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    4/22/20: Sources say Gladney has real cover skills to run with receivers and prevent separation. If he were a little bigger and didn't have off-the-field concerns, he might be a higher pick. Gladney has the speed and athleticism to run the route, but big wideouts give him problems, making catches over him or walling him off on routine possessional routes. Thus, Gladney could be a better fit as a nickel corner in the NFL.

    Gladney totaled 31 tackles with an interception and 14 passes broken up for 2019. In 2018, he had 41 tackles with two interceptions and 13 passes broken up. He also had two interceptions as a sophomore. Gladney could stand to fill out his frame for the NFL.




  11. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 32/25/ Hand: 9.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-4.

    4/22/20: Hall totaled 20 tackles with four passes broken up in his injury-shortened 2019 season. He is a big, physical and aggressive corner, but he has some limitations for the NFL. Hall really struggled with the quick-twitch suddenness of Florida State wide receiver Tamorrion Terry, with the big wideout consistently generating separation coming out of breaks.

    Hall looks stiff-hipped and not that twitchy. He is only a good fit for a press-man scheme and could play some in a zone scheme. Team sources say they have concerns about Hall's speed and athleticism matching up against NFL receivers. Multiple teams said they graded Hall in the third round.

    6/22/19: Hall has gotten some media hype heading into his senior year, and that is understandable as he led the nation in passes broken up in 2018 with 24. Hall also totaled 62 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions on the year. In his sophomore campaign, he had 47 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble. Pro evaluators will want to see Hall turn more passes defended into interceptions and also will question why teams were throwing at him so much.


  12. Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 8.25.
    40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-4.

    4/22/20: Robinson could get drafted higher than expected because he is a tall cornerback with speed and athleticism. He totaled four interceptions, 13 passes broken up and 38 tackles during his senior year. Over previous three seasons, he totaled 21 passes broken up. Robinson has a good skill set and could develop into a starting outside cornerback. He's a sleeper pick who could be a steal.


  13. Darnay Holmes, CB/S, UCLA
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 192. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

    4/22/20: Holmes was a late addition to the Senior Bowl after having a strong 2019 that likely improved his draft standing. He recorded 33 tackles with two interceptions and six passes defended on the year.

    In the NFL, Holmes would probably fit best as a nickel corner. He could have transferred or returned to UCLA, but decided to make the move to the next level. Holmes had 49 tackles with three interceptions and eight passes defended in 2018. In his redshirt freshman season, he notched 39 tackles with three picks and three breakups.

    Team source say that Holmes has some physical limitations for the NFL and is undersized. They also say that his tape was not as good as his Senior Bowl performance.




  14. Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 193. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Pride had 40 tackles with six passes broken up and an interception during 2019. He was solid, but not overly impressive, as a senior. Pride helped himself with a good combine, including a fast 40 time.

    6/22/19: Pride was part of a good Notre Dame secondary in 2018 and combined with Julian Love to provide the Fighting Irish with good coverage on the perimeter. For 2018, Pride totaled 10 passes broken up, two interceptions, one forced fumble and 37 tackles. He also has a some size to him and serious speed, reportedly clocking in the 4.3s in the 40-yard dash. With a strong senior year, Pride could be a riser.


  15. Stanford Samuels III*, CB, Florida State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 187. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 10.13.
    40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Samuels played well for Florida State over his final two seasons with the Seminoles. He totaled 60 tackles with two interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2019 after recording 58 tackles with four interceptions and 11 breakups in 2018. He has quality size to him and would fit best in a press-man scheme. A disappointing combine with a slow 40 hurt his draft stock.


  16. Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 190. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 9.13.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Hill had 16 tackles with three interceptions and 10 passes broken up in 2019. He played really well against Iowa to help the Wolverines shut down the Hawkeyes. For the NFL, Hill's best fit could come inside as a slot cornerback.

    6/22/19: Hill has been a solid cover corner for the Wolverines over the past two seasons. As a junior, he had 14 tackles with five breakups and an interception. In 2017, he had 25 tackles with seven breakups and two interceptions. Hill projects for the NFL as more of a nickel corner to man the slot.




  17. L'Jarius Sneed, CB, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 192. Arm: 31.38. Arm: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.37.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Sneed had 73 tackles with six passes broken up and three interceptions in 2019. He had a good combine to help himself.

    6/22/19: Snead had a good 2018 season for the Bulldogs and did not go unnoticed by the numerous scouts coming to watch Jaylon Ferguson. On the year, Snead recorded 44 tackles with three interceptions and eight passes defended. He has good size to him, but his coverage skills could use some work for the NFL. Some team advance scouts projected him to the back half of the 2020 NFL Draft or undrafted team ranks.


  18. Javelin Guidry*, CB, Utah
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 191. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.29.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Guidry was a steady corner for the Utes over the past three seasons. He recorded 48 tackles with an interception and six passes broken up in 2019. In 2018, he had 41 tackles with nine breakups and an interception. Guidry will have to compete as a slot corner at the next level given his size limitations. He had a superb combine 40 time to help himself.


  19. Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 206. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Jackson totaled 40 tackles with three interceptions, one sack, two forced fumbles and 12 passes defended as a senior. In 2018, he had 28 stops with two picks ands seven breakups. Jackson is a big cornerback and a decent athlete, but he is soft versus the run and not really a play-maker in coverage. Given that he's a soft defender, he isn't a candidate to move to safety unfortunately. His only fit might come as a press-man corner in a Seahawks-style scheme.




  20. Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 180. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Jackson collected 43 tackles with 12 passes broken up and an interception. Sources say Jackson could be a solid backup cornerback and special teams player. He struggled at the Senior Bowl, checking in smaller than his listed numbers and not showing good speed. Being smaller and slow could limit Jackson to being a backup only in the NFL.

    6/22/19: Jackson had an impressive junior year for Pittsburgh with four forced fumbles, 47 tackles, and 14 passes broken up. Surprisingly, Jackson did not record an interception. He did have two picks as a sophomore and one as a freshman, with 13 passes defended and 45 tackles combined over those two seasons.


  21. Nevelle Clarke, CB, Central Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 190. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.13.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Clarke had 22 tackles with two interceptions and 11 passes broken up in 2019.

    6/22/19: Clarke was mostly a backup before breaking into the starting lineup as a junior. In 2018, he had 46 tackles with 13 passes broken up and two interceptions. With height and length, Clarke has some size to him, but it would help him to add some strength for the NFL. He was selected by NFL teams to be on their preseason watch list.


  22. Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 191. Arm: 31. Hand: 7.88.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Over the past three seasons, Bassey was a steady defender for Wake Forest, and that earned him a spot at the Senior Bowl. He really struggled in Mobile.

    Bassey totaled 60 tackles with an interception and 11 passes defended in 2019. During the previous two seasons, he had 74 and 75 tackles, respectively. Bassey had three interceptions and 16 breakups as a sophomore with 15 breakups and one pick as a junior. For the NFL, he would fit best as a slot cornerback.




  23. Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 199. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

    4/22/20: Ojemudia played well overall for Iowa in 2019, collecting 52 tackles, three interceptions and nine passes broken up. Ojemudia had a good combine to help himself.

    6/22/19: Ojemudia is a bigger corner who could be a candidate to compete as a zone or press-man corner if he shows the ability to play those techniques. As a junior, he had three interceptions with 39 tackles and six passes broken up. Ojemudia had one breakup and 29 tackles in 2017.


  24. Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: Vildor had six passes broken up, two interceptions and 27 tackles in 2019.

    6/22/19: Vildor was one of the best players in the Sun Belt conference during the 2018 season, and that led to him getting placed on NFL teams' preseason watch list for the 2020 NFL Draft. He snatched four interceptions with 15 passes defended and 42 tackles in 2018. In 2017, Vildor notched an interception and three passes defended.


  25. Jerry Jacobs, CB, Arkansas State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 198.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: Jacobs notched 21 tackles with two passes broken up in 2019.

    6/22/19: Jacobs made it onto NFL teams' preseason watch list, with some projecting him as having back-half-of-he-draft or undrafted free agent potential. In 2018, he had 25 tackles with one forced fumble, eight passes defended and four interceptions.


  26. Keith Washington, CB, West Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 178.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7

    4/22/20: In 2019, Washington had 23 tackles with three interceptions and nine passes broken up.

    6/22/19: In 2018, Washington totaled 40 tackles with three interceptions and nine passes defended. His solid play earned him a spot on NFL teams' preseason watch list. For the NFL, Washington should add weight and fill out his frame. He started out his collegiate career at Michigan, redshirting in 2015. In 2016, he was a backup for the Wolverines. In 2017, Washington played in the junior college ranks and then landed at West Virginia.




  27. John Reid, CB, Penn State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 187. Arm: 30.13. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: Reid had a hot start to the 2019 for Penn State and cooled down somewhat, but he still put together a solid year. Reid totaled 37 tackles with two interceptions and eight passes broken up on the season. He would fit best in the NFL as a slot corner.

    6/22/19: In 2018, Reid formed a nice starting tandem with Amani Oruwariye. Reid totaled 24 tackles with two interceptions and 10 passes defended on the season. Reid was selected by advance scouts to be on NFL teams' preseason watch list. Due to size restrictions, Reid looks like a competitor at slot corner in the NFL.


  28. Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 185. Arm: 29.38. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Scott had 55 tackles with seven passes broken up and three interceptions.

    6/22/19: Scott had a delayed start to his sophomore season after a knee injury in training camp cost him the first eight games of 2018. He came back to play in the final five contests, totaling two interceptions, seven breakups and 13 tackles on the year. He had 30 tackles, 10 breakups, and two interceptions as a freshman. If Scott were bigger, he would be rated higher.


  29. Shyheim Carter, CB/S, Alabama
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 194. Arm: 29.63. Hand: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Carter had 43 tackles with seven passes broken up and an interception in 2019. He was a solid player for Alabama with slot corner and has safety potential, but he has some skill-set limitations for the NFL. He had a solid week at the East-West Shrine but is on the small side and not fast.

    6/22/19: Carter was very good for Alabama during the 2018 season and played better than his stats illustrated. He took over the star position that had previously been played by Minkah Fitzpatrick. Like Fitzpatrick, Carter showed an ability to play safety and slot cornerback. He totaled two interceptions, 10 breakups, one forced fumble and 27 tackles on the year. Carter could be even better in 2019 with his increased experience and development from the Crimson Tide coaching staff.


  30. Tino Ellis, CB, Maryland
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: For 2019, Ellis totaled 13 tackles with two passes broken up.

    6/22/19: Ellis broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore making starts and totaling 27 tackles with five breakups. As a junior in 2018, Ellis started every game and had 12 passes defensed with an interception and 22 tackles. Ellis' cover skills as junior were impressive enough to get selected by NFL teams to be on their preseason watch list.




  31. Jace Whittaker, CB, Arizona
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Whittaker had a decent senior year for Arizona, notching three interceptions, 55 tackles and six passes broken up. An injury cost him all but one game of the 2018 season. In 2017, Whittaker had 46 tackles with three interceptions and 13 passes defended. He also contributed as a sophomore - 35 tackles and one interception - and as a freshman - 23 tackles.


  32. James Pierre*, CB, Florida Atlantic
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 8.5.
    40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Pierre decided to skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft after recording 43 tackle with four breakups, three interceptions and a forced fumble in 2019. He had 55 tackles with one forced fumble and nine breakups as a sophomore.


  33. A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 8.25.
    40 Time: 4.62.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Green recorded 49 tackles with an interception and five passes broken up in 2019. He totaled 49 tackles with an interception in 2018 after four picks and 47 tackles as a sophomore. Green has good size to him for the NFL, but that's his only strength; he is very tight and can be beaten downfield. That was given proof at the Senior Bowl, where he had a rough week of practice. Some team might reach on him because of his size.


  34. Levonta Taylor, CB, Florida State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 170.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Taylor had 37 tackles with an interception and three passes broken up in 2019. He looks like a backup slot corner candidate for the NFL.

    6/22/19: Entering the 2018 season, there were some sources who liked Taylor's potential to be a nickel corner. He was coming off a 2017 season in which he totaled 18 tackles with three passes broken up and two interceptions. However, his 2018 season was underwhelming, as he had 19 tackles with three breakups and one interception while not staying out in coverage. Evaluators feel his fit in the NFL would be as a nickel back. Taylor needs to get stronger.


  35. Thakarius Keyes, CB, Tulane
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 8.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: In 2019, Keyes had 47 tackles with one interception and four passes broken up.

    6/22/19: Keyes earned a spot on NFL teams' preseason watch list, with some advance scouts projecting him to have back-half-of-the-draft potential. Keyes has good size and showed some ability to play the ball as a junior with 12 breakups. He also had an interception and 38 tackles.




  36. Amik Robertson*, CB, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 187. Arm: 30.25. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Robertson decided to skip his senior year after posting good numbers in 2019, including five interceptions, 16 passes defended and 60 tackles. It was comparable to his sophomore season, when he had 61 tackles with four interceptions and 12 passes broken up. Robertson will have to compete as a slot corner.


  37. Trajan Bandy*, CB, Miami
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 180. Arm: 29.88. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Bandy is a backup slot cornerback competitor for the next level. He collected 28 tackles with eight passes broken up in 2019. In 2018, he had 36 tackles with three interceptions and 13 passes batted.


  38. Debione Renfro*, CB, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 198.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Renfro did not record an interception as a junior and had four passes defended with 33 tackles. Over his sophomore and freshman seasons, he had 10 breakups but zero interceptions to go with 90 tackles. Renfro should have gone back to school to get better before turning pro.


  39. Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 183. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.39.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

    4/22/20: Davis totaled 43 tackles with six passes broken up and an interception in 2019. He is limited to being a slot corner competitor for the next level.

    6/22/19: Davis has been a solid rotational nickelback for Auburn over the past few seasons. He rotated into the game as an underclassman, totaling 66 tackles over those two seasons along with four interceptions and 17 passes broken up. In 2018, Davis became the every-down nickel and notched 41 tackles with two interceptions and 10 passes broken up. He was chosen to be on NFL teams' preseason watch list.


  40. Patrice Rene, CB, North Carolina
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/22/20: Rene had six tackles in 2019 before going down in September with a torn ACL to end his season.

    6/22/19: Rene did not produce a huge stat line for the Tar Heels in 2018, but he covered well enough to earn a spot on NFL teams' preseason watch list. On the year, Rene recorded 31 tackles with two interceptions and five passes defended. Being a big corner with length, Rene might be a good fit for a press-man team.


  41. Alvin Davis, CB, Akron
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/22/20: Davis notched 79 tackles and two passes broken up in 2019.

    6/22/19: Davis made it onto NFL teams' preseason watch list, with some projecting him to the late rounds or undrafted free agent ranks. Davis has started at safety for the Zips, but he's not big enough for that position in the NFL and will have to play slot corner. Even though he's undersized, Davis has not shown a hesitation to tackle, putting up totals of 87, 83 and 75 over the past three seasons. He also had four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior.


  42. Josh Thompson*, CB, Texas
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

    4/22/20: In the 2019, Thompson had 11 tackles.

    6/22/19: Thompson had 22 tackles with one pass broken up and zero interceptions as a sophomore. He could take on a bigger role as a junior because he has some physical upside to develop. As a junior and senior, Thompson has the potential to rise.


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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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