2013 NFL Draft Prospects - Ranked by Position
Top Cornerbacks
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


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Cornerbacks defend the wide receivers and protect the "corner" of the offensive alignment, not letting plays get outside of them. Their responsibilities include:

1) Defend the wide receivers on pass plays with deep, and outside responsibilities
2) Defend end sweeps (running plays) by turning the play inside for the linebackers

This diagram shows CB's in a 4-3 alignment (which is the same as CB's in a 3-4). One CB prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: Some defenses play press coverage with more man-to-man responsibilities while others play a two-deep zonewith the CB's playing soft, keeping the play in front of them. Based on the alignment, a CB may have safety help over the top or have to cover the receiver all over the field.
B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: the West Coast Offense has short drops, quick reads and passes for a "run after catch" mentality. On the other hand, a running attack with play action passing emphasizes longer patterns. The size of WR's within the division (small/quick vs big/fast) may dictate the sizeof CB that a team drafts.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (4)  +2 Alabama
Dee Milliner
Jr          5'11"          201
#28
2 (16)   -1 Florida State
Xavier Rhodes
Jr          6'1"          210
#27
3 (23)  +5 Washington
Desmond Trufant
Sr          5'11"          190
#6
4 (33)   0 Boise State
Jamar Taylor
Sr          5'10"          192
#5
5 (39)  +1 Mississippi State
Johnthan Banks
Sr          6'2"          185
#13
6 (43)   -6 Oregon State
Jordan Poyer
Sr          5'11"          197
#14
7 (53)   -8 North Carolina St
David Amerson
Jr          6'1"          205
#1
8 (60)   -7 Mississippi State
Darius Slay
Sr          6'0"          192
#9
9 (69)   -4 Rutgers
Logan Ryan
Jr          5'11"          191
#11
10 (78)  +4 SE Louisiana
Robert Alford
Sr          5'10"          188
#13
11 (84) +113 Connecticut
Dwayne Gratz
Sr          5'11"          201
#7
12 (90) +16 Connecticut
Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Sr          6'0"          195
#5
13 (94) +23 William & Mary
B.W. Webb
Sr          5'10"          184
#2
14 (112) +289 Houston
D.J. Hayden
Sr          5'11"          191
#2
15 (120)  +17 LSU
Tyrann Mathieu
Jr          5'8"          186
#7
16 (127) -59 San Diego State
Leon McFadden
Sr          5'10"          193
#2
17 (135) -45 Illinois
Terry Hawthorne
Sr          5'11"          195
#1
18 (143) -47 Utah State
Will Davis
Sr          5'11"          186
#17
19 (152) +59 Miami (FL)
Brandon McGee
Sr          5'11"          193
#21
20 (156)   -30 LSU
Tharold Simon
Jr          6'2"          202
#24
21 (164)   -4 USC
Nickell Robey
Jr          5'7"          169
#21
22 (175) +97 Purdue
Josh Johnson
Sr          5'9"          199
#28
23 (179)   -7 Georgia
Sanders Commings
Sr          6'0"          216
#19
24 (188)  +3 California
Steve Williams
Jr          5'8"          181
#1
25 (197) -49 Iowa
Micah Hyde
Sr          5'11"          197
#18
26 (204)   -39 Louisville
Adrian Bushell
Sr          5'9"          186
#21
27 (215)   -15 Michigan State
Johnny Adams
Sr          5'10"          185
#5
28 (223)   -7 California
Marc Anthony
Sr          5'11"          196
#2
29 (231)   -7 Hawaii
Mike Edwards
Jr          5'9"          189
#2
30 (241)   -9 Nevada
Khalid Wooten
Sr          5'11"          210
#2
31 (248)  +1 Ohio State
Travis Howard
Sr          6'0"          190
#7
32 (255)  +4 Georgia Tech
Rod Sweeting
Sr          5'11"          189
#6
33 (267) +134 South Florida
Kayvon Webster
Sr          5'10"          195
#6
34 (276) +125 Sam Houston State
Daxton Swanson
Sr          5'10"          186
#7
35 (285) +116 Lane
Vernon Kearney
Sr          6'2"          179
#3
36 (293) +67 Wisconsin
Marcus Cromartie
Sr          6'0"          182
#14
37 (300)   -96 Georgia
Branden Smith
Sr          5'11"          176
#1
38 (314)   -61 Oklahoma
Demontre Hurst
Sr          5'9"          182
#6
39 (326)   -84 Penn State
Stephon Morris
Sr          5'9"          186
#12
40 (340)  +60 Utah
Moe Lee
Sr          6'1"          191

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