2023 NFL Draft - Top Cornerbacks

Most Recent Update: 1/29/2023 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
8
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect PorterJoey.jpg
Joey Porter Jr.
Penn State
6'2"
192
RJR
2
10
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect SmithCam.jpg
Cam Smith
South Carolina
6'1"
187
RJR
3
14
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect RingoKelee.jpg
Kelee Ringo
Georgia
6'2"
205
RSO
4
20
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect WitherspoonDevon.jpg
Devon Witherspoon
Illinois
6'0"
180
RJR
5
23
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BranchBrian.jpg
Brian Branch
Alabama
5'11"
190
JR
6
25
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect GonzalezChristian.jpg
Christian Gonzalez
Oregon
6'2"
201
RSO
7
30
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect WilliamsGarrett.jpg
Garrett Williams
Syracuse
6'0
190
RSO
8
39
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect ForbesEmmanuel.jpg
Emmanuel Forbes
Mississippi State
6'0"
180
JR
9
57
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect RicksEli.jpg
Eli Ricks
Alabama
6'2"
195
JR
10
58
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect KellyKyuBlu.jpg
Kyu Blu Kelly
Stanford
6'1"
185
RJR
11
70
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect GarnerMekhi.jpg
Mekhi Garner
LSU
6'1"
217
RJR
12
76
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect MossRiley.jpg
Riley Moss
Iowa
6'1"
194
RJR
13
95
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BrentsJulius.jpg
Julius Brents
Kansas State
6'4"
202
SR
14
106
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect DanielsNoah.jpg
Noah Daniels
TCU
6'0"
194
RSR
15
119
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect JonesJaylon.jpg
Jaylon Jones
Texas A&M
6'1"
205
JR
16
127
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BlackmonMekhi.jpg
Mekhi Blackmon
USC
6'0"
175
RSR
17
148
 +260
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect MartinJartavius.jpg
Jartavius Martin
Illinois
6'0"
195
SR
18
153
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BernardConverseJarrick.jpg
Jarrick Bernard-Converse
LSU
6'1"
205
SR
19
168
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect TriceCory.jpg
Cory Trice
Purdue
6'3"
215
RSR
20
175
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect FordJustin.jpg
Justin Ford
Montana
6'2"
190
RSR
21
180
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect RushDarius.jpg
Darius Rush
South Carolina
6'2"
200
RSR
22
183
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect JohnsonAnthony.jpg
Anthony Johnson
Virginia
6'2"
205
GR
23
185
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BanksDeonte.jpg
Deonte Banks
Maryland
6'1"
205
RJR
24
200
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BanksSevyn.jpg
Sevyn Banks
LSU
6'0"
200
RSR
25
207
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BennettJakorian.jpg
Jakorian Bennett
Maryland
5'11"
195
RSR
26
211
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect WrightRejzohn.jpg
Rejzohn Wright
Oregon State
6'2"
200
JR
27
217
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect SmithAinias.jpg
Ainias Smith
Texas A&M
5'10"
190
SR
28
265
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BoyeDoeEkow.jpg
Ekow Boye-Doe
Kansas State
6'0"
171
RSR
29
268
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BrooksMyles.jpg
Myles Brooks
LA Tech
6'2"
198
SR
30
272
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BrownCameron.jpg
Cameron Brown
Ohio State
6'0"
190
RSR
31
276
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect LuterDarrell.jpg
Darrell Luter Jr.
South Alabama
6'0"
190
RSR
32
277
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect HearnAzizi.jpg
Azizi Hearn
UCLA
6'1"
202
SR
33
281
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect WilliamsJaylin.jpg
Jaylin Williams
Indiana
6'0"
185
RSR
34
296
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect StevensonTyrique.jpg
Tyrique Stevenson
Miami (FL)
6'0"
214
RJR
35
299
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BushArquon.jpg
Arquon Bush
Cincinnati
6'0"
190
RSR
36
301
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect SheltonNehemiah.jpg
Nehemiah Shelton
San Jose State
6'2"
185
GR
37
336
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect NelsonHugh.jpg
Hugh Nelson II
Hawaii
6'2"
205
GR
38
339
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect JonesNic.jpg
Nic Jones
Ball State
6'0"
185
SR
39
346
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect SmithTerell.jpg
Terell Smith
Minnesota
6'0"
210
RSR
40
379
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect ThomasStarling.jpg
Starling Thomas V
UAB
6'0"
195
RSR
41
402
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect FortuneNicktroy.jpg
Nicktroy Fortune
UTSA
6'0"
195
SR
42
432
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect ValentineCarrington.jpg
Carrington Valentine
Kentucky
6'0"
194
JR
43
433
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect LucienJeremy.jpg
Jeremy Lucien
Vanderbilt
6'2"
200
RSR
44
434
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect MitchellCameron.jpg
Cameron Mitchell
Northwestern
6'0"
195
RJR
45
445
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect JonesTyreque.jpg
Tyreque Jones
Boise State
6'2"
205
RSR
46
452
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect HailassieKahlef.jpg
Kahlef Hailassie
Western Kentucky
6'1"
200
RJR
47
458
--
photo of 2023 NFL Draft prospect BoykinLance.jpg
Lance Boykin
Coastal Carolina
6'3"
200
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).






















2023 Position Rankings
-- Cornerbacks --
Most Recent Update:1/29/2023


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

8

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

10

Cam Smith

South Carolina

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

187

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

14

Kelee Ringo

Georgia

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

20

Devon Witherspoon

Illinois

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

180

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

23

Brian Branch

Alabama

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

25

Christian Gonzalez

Oregon

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

201

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

30

Garrett Williams

Syracuse

RSO

Height:

6'0

Weight:

190

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

39

Emmanuel Forbes

Mississippi State

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

180

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

57

Eli Ricks

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

58

Kyu Blu Kelly

Stanford

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

70

Mekhi Garner

LSU

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

217

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

76

Riley Moss

Iowa

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

95

Julius Brents

Kansas State

SR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

202

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

106

Noah Daniels

TCU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

119

Jaylon Jones

Texas A&M

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

127

Mekhi Blackmon

USC

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

175

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

148

Jartavius Martin

Illinois

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

153

Jarrick Bernard-Converse

LSU

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

168

Cory Trice

Purdue

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

215

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

175

Justin Ford

Montana

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

180

Darius Rush

South Carolina

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

183

Anthony Johnson

Virginia

GR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

185

Deonte Banks

Maryland

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

200

Sevyn Banks

LSU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

207

Jakorian Bennett

Maryland

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

211

Rejzohn Wright

Oregon State

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

217

Ainias Smith

Texas A&M

SR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

265

Ekow Boye-Doe

Kansas State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

171

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

268

Myles Brooks

LA Tech

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

198

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

272

Cameron Brown

Ohio State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

31

Overall Rank

276

Darrell Luter Jr.

South Alabama

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

32

Overall Rank

277

Azizi Hearn

UCLA

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

202

Position Rank

33

Overall Rank

281

Jaylin Williams

Indiana

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

34

Overall Rank

296

Tyrique Stevenson

Miami (FL)

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

214

Position Rank

35

Overall Rank

299

Arquon Bush

Cincinnati

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

36

Overall Rank

301

Nehemiah Shelton

San Jose State

GR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

37

Overall Rank

336

Hugh Nelson II

Hawaii

GR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

38

Overall Rank

339

Nic Jones

Ball State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

39

Overall Rank

346

Terell Smith

Minnesota

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

40

Overall Rank

379

Starling Thomas V

UAB

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

41

Overall Rank

402

Nicktroy Fortune

UTSA

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

42

Overall Rank

432

Carrington Valentine

Kentucky

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

43

Overall Rank

433

Jeremy Lucien

Vanderbilt

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

44

Overall Rank

434

Cameron Mitchell

Northwestern

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

45

Overall Rank

445

Tyreque Jones

Boise State

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

46

Overall Rank

452

Kahlef Hailassie

Western Kentucky

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

47

Overall Rank

458

Lance Boykin

Coastal Carolina

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

200