2021 NFL Draft - Top Cornerbacks

Most Recent Update: 4/28/2021 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
8
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Patrick Surtain II
Alabama
6'1"
203
JR
2
13
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Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
6'0"
200
JR
3
23
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Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida State
5'10"
180
JR
4
24
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Greg Newsome II
Northwestern
6'1"
190
JR
5
29
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Caleb Farley
Virginia Tech
6'2"
197
RJR
6
47
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Tyson Campbell
Georgia
6'2"
180
JR
7
62
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Elijah Molden
Washington
5'10"
186
SR
8
70
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Eric Stokes
Georgia
6'1"
185
RJR
9
77
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Ifeatu Melifonwu
Syracuse
6'3"
212
RJR
10
91
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Kelvin Joseph
Kentucky
6'1"
192
JR
11
92
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Paulson Adebo
Stanford
6'1"
190
SR
12
93
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Aaron Robinson
UCF
5'11''
193
RSR
13
106
 -7
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Shaun Wade
Ohio State
6'1"
194
RJR
14
116
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Israel Mukuamu
South Carolina
6'3"
205
JR
15
131
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Trill Williams
Syracuse
6'2'
198
JR
16
134
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Marco Wilson
Florida
6'0"
190
RJR
17
135
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Olaijah Griffin
USC
6'0''
170
JR
18
137
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Shakur Brown
Michigan State
5'11"
190
RJR
19
138
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Rodarius Williams
Oklahoma State
6'0"
193
RSR
20
141
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Keith Taylor
Washington
6'3"
191
SR
21
152
 +36
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Robert Rochell
Central Arkansas
6'0''
195
RSR
22
155
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Darren Hall
San Diego State
6'0"
190
JR
23
160
 +36
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Benjamin St-Juste
Minnesota
6'3"
200
JR
24
174
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Thomas Graham Jr.
Oregon
5'10"
193
SR
25
180
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D.J. Daniel
Georgia
6'0''
183
SR
26
181
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Camryn Bynum
Cal
6'0''
198
RSR
27
193
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Kary Vincent Jr.
LSU
5'10"
182
SR
28
197
 +21
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Deommodore Lenoir
Oregon
5'11"
202
SR
29
205
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Ambry Thomas
Michigan
5'11"
174
SR
30
209
 -20
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Shemar Jean-Charles
Appalachian State
5'11"
190
SR
31
211
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Tay Gowan
Central Florida
6'2"
185
RSR
32
222
 -20
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Dicaprio Bootle
Nebraska
5'10"
180
RSR
33
226
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Rachad Wildgoose
Wisconsin
5'11''
197
JR
34
246
 +27
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Isaiah Dunn
Oregon State
6'0"
193
SR
35
253
 -21
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Chris Wilcox
BYU
6'2''
197
RSR
36
262
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Nick McCloud
Notre Dame
6'1"
192
RSR
37
282
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Brandon Stephens
SMU
6'1"
219
SR
38
290
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Mark Gilbert
Duke
6'1"
175
RJR
39
305
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Jason Pinnock
Pitt
6'1"
205
SR
40
308
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Marlon Character
Lousiville
6'1"
195
RSR
41
323
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Tre Brown
Oklahoma
5'10"
188
SR
42
326
 +36
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Tre Norwood
Oklahoma
6'0''
194
RJR
43
343
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Mike Hampton
USF
6'0''
190
RSR
44
345
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E.J. Muhammad
Nevada
5'11"
195
RSR
45
349
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Bryan Mills
North Carolina Central
6'1"
180
SR
46
352
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Nate Hobbs
Illinois
6'0"
195
SR
47
362
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Nahshon Wright
Oregon State
6'4"
188
JR
48
377
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Jordyn Peters
Auburn
6'1"
200
SR
49
378
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Avery Williams
Boise State
5'9"
188
RSR
50
390
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Mac McCain III
North Carolina A&T
6'0"
175
RSR
51
394
 +43
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Zech McPhearson
Texas Tech
5'11"
195
SR
52
396
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Jerry Jacobs
Arkansas
5'11"
203
RSR
53
411
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Bryce Thompson
Tennessee
5'11"
190
JR
54
418
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Brontae Harris
UAB
5'10"
190
RSR
55
420
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Jaylon McClain-Sapp
Marshall
5'11"
181
RSR
56
446
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Shaun Crawford
Notre Dame
5'9"
180
SR
57
454
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Brandin Echols
Kentucky
5'11"
178
SR
58
472
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Michael Carter II
Duke
5'10''
190
SR
59
510
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Kimere Brown
Temple
5'11"
172
GR
60
513
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Lawrence White
Iowa State
6'0"
197
RSR
61
515
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Antonio Phillips
Ball State
6'0"
191
SR
62
518
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Lorenzo Burns
Arizona
5'11"
175
RSR

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).