2020 NFL Draft - Top Cornerbacks

Most Recent Update: 7/22/2019 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
15
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C.J. Henderson
Florida
6'1"
186
JR
2
23
 +2
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Kristian Fulton
LSU
6'0"
192
SR
3
29
 -1
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Bryce Hall
Virginia
6'1"
200
SR
4
32
 +1
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Trevon Diggs
Alabama
6'2"
200
JR
5
36
 +1
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Jaylon Johnson
Utah
6'0"
190
SR
6
63
 -2
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A.J. Terrell
Clemson
6'2"
190
JR
7
67
 +5
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Lavert Hill
Michigan
5'11"
181
SR
8
84
 -14
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Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
6'1"
200
JR
9
91
 -1
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Shyheim Carter
Alabama
6'0"
195
SR
10
107
 -1
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Mike Hampton
South Florida
6'1"
180
JR
11
128
 -17
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Chase Lucas
Arizona State
6'0"
175
rJR
12
131
 +2
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Damon Arnette
Ohio State
6'0"
195
SR
13
137
 -14
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T.J. Carter
Memphis
5'11"
180
JR
14
143
 -8
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Levonta Taylor
Florida State
5'10"
181
SR
15
156
 +2
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DeMarkus Acy
Missouri
6'2"
195
SR
16
178
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Essang Bassey
Wake Forest
6'10"
190
SR
17
198
 -18
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Paulson Adedo
Stanford
6'1"
189
JR
18
207
 +7
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Cameron Dantzler
Mississippi State
6'2"
185
JR
19
215
 -4
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Thomas Graham Jr.
Oregon
5'11"
191
JR
20
224
 +2
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Rashad Robinson
James Madison
5'11"
185
SR
21
225
 -13
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Josiah Scott
Michigan State
5'10"
168
JR
22
244
 -7
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Dicaprio Bootle
Nebraska
5'10"
190
JR
23
260
 -3
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Dane Jackson
Pitt
6'0"
190
SR
24
263
 +14
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Mark Gilbert
Duke
6'1"
175
rJR
25
284
 +5
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Myles Bryant
Washington
5'9"
184
SR
26
293
 -10
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Darnay Holmes
UCLA
5'10"
198
JR
27
299
 -13
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Nevelle Clarke
Central Florida
6'1"
187
RSR
28
309
 -4
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Camryn Bynum
California
6'0"
190
RJR
29
314
 -16
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Greg Eisworth
Iowa State
6'0"
198
RJR
30
317
 -1
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Trajan Bandy
Miami (FL)
5'9"
188
JR
31
335
 -10
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Kindle Vildor
Georgia Southern
5'11"
190
SR

Glossary of Terms
Cornerback Position
Outside/boundary CB

The outermost defensive backs responsible for covering receivers.

Nickel/slot CB

A CB that replaces a LB on the interior (usually split out from the line over a receiver) in suspected passing situations and/or to match offensive personnel.

Press Coverage

A technique in which the CB lines up on the line, face-to-face with his receiver, using physicality to disrupt the receiver's release and the timing of the route.

Off Coverage

A technique in which the CB starts 5-8 yards away from the line of scrimmage, using read-and-react techniques with eyes on the QB.

Press-bail

A technique in which the CB shows press coverage before the snap and immediately drops off as the ball is snapped.

Cover 0

All defensive backs are either blitzing or in man coverage (no help over the top).

Cover 1

All defensive backs are in man coverage except for the free safety who is responsible for the deep middle of the field.

Cover 2

Each safety is in charge of half of the deep portion of the field, CBs can be in man or zone coverage.

Tampa 2

Similar to cover 2, made famous by Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay, but with a twist; the middle linebacker drops into a deeper zone than usual, creating a hybrid cover 2/cover 3 look.

Cover 3

Zone coverage in which two CBs cover one third of the field (each on the outside) while the FS mans the middle third

Quarters

Sometimes called cover 4, is similar to cover 3 except each CB has an outside quarter and each safety has an inside quarter.

Nickel

A formation in which 5 defensive backs are in the field (one in the slot).

Dime

A formation in which 6 defensive backs are in the field (two in the slot).

Pass Defensed

When a defensive player deflects or 'breaks up' a pass (statistic).