2023 NFL Draft - Top Cornerbacks

Most Recent Update: 9/30/2022 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
9
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Kelee Ringo
Georgia
6'2"
205
RSO
2
10
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Cam Smith
South Carolina
6'1"
187
RJR
3
13
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Joey Porter Jr.
Penn State
6'2"
192
RJR
4
29
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Kyu Blu Kelly
Stanford
6'1"
185
RJR
5
32
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Garrett Williams
Syracuse
6'0
190
RSO
6
33
 +10
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Devon Witherspoon
Illinois
6'0"
180
RJR
7
37
 +60
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D.J. Turner
Michigan
5'11"
181
RJR
8
39
 -10
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Noah Daniels
TCU
6'0"
194
RSR
9
42
 -20
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Tony Grimes
North Carolina
6'1"
195
JR
10
59
 -20
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Emmanuel Forbes
Mississippi State
6'0"
180
JR
11
63
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Mekhi Garner
LSU
6'1"
217
RJR
12
65
 -25
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Eli Ricks
Alabama
6'2"
195
JR
13
74
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Riley Moss
Iowa
6'1"
194
RJR
14
82
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Kris Abrams-Draine
Missouri
5'11"
178
JR
15
105
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Nehemiah Pritchett
Auburn
6'0"
179
RJR
16
123
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Jaylon Jones
Texas A&M
6'1"
205
JR
17
139
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Avery Young
Rutgers
6'0"
205
RSR
18
140
 +40
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Christian Gonzalez
Oregon
6'2"
201
RSO
19
149
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Cam Hart
Notre Dame
6'2"
205
RJR
20
176
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Justin Ford
Montana
6'2"
190
RSR
21
189
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Dwight McGlothern
Arkansas
6'2"
181
JR
22
193
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Sevyn Banks
LSU
6'0"
200
RSR
23
224
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Tyreke Johnson
Nebraska
6'1"
190
RSR
24
242
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Cameron Brown
Ohio State
6'0"
190
RSR
25
248
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Azizi Hearn
UCLA
6'1"
202
SR
26
255
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Brian Branch
Alabama
5'11"
190
JR
27
269
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David Spaulding
South Carolina
6'1"
195
RJR
28
270
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Tyrique Stevenson
Miami (FL)
6'0"
214
RJR
29
287
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Sheridan Jones
Clemson
6'0"
185
SR
30
303
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Clarence Lewis
Notre Dame
5'11"
192
JR
31
319
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Myles Jones
Texas A&M
6'3"
190
RSR
32
343
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Jakorian Bennett
Maryland
5'11"
195
RSR
33
348
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Arquon Bush
Cincinnati
6'0"
190
RSR
34
371
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D.J. Graham
Oklahoma
5'11"
193
JR
35
402
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Starling Thomas V
UAB
6'0"
195
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:9/30/2022


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

9

Kelee Ringo

Georgia

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

10

Cam Smith

South Carolina

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

187

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

13

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

29

Kyu Blu Kelly

Stanford

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

32

Garrett Williams

Syracuse

RSO

Height:

6'0

Weight:

190

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

33

Devon Witherspoon

Illinois

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

180

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

37

D.J. Turner

Michigan

RJR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

181

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

39

Noah Daniels

TCU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

42

Tony Grimes

North Carolina

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

59

Emmanuel Forbes

Mississippi State

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

180

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

63

Mekhi Garner

LSU

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

217

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

65

Eli Ricks

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

74

Riley Moss

Iowa

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

82

Kris Abrams-Draine

Missouri

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

178

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

105

Nehemiah Pritchett

Auburn

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

179

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

123

Jaylon Jones

Texas A&M

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

139

Avery Young

Rutgers

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

140

Christian Gonzalez

Oregon

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

201

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

149

Cam Hart

Notre Dame

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

176

Justin Ford

Montana

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

189

Dwight McGlothern

Arkansas

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

181

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

193

Sevyn Banks

LSU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

224

Tyreke Johnson

Nebraska

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

242

Cameron Brown

Ohio State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

248

Azizi Hearn

UCLA

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

202

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

255

Brian Branch

Alabama

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

269

David Spaulding

South Carolina

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

270

Tyrique Stevenson

Miami (FL)

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

214

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

287

Sheridan Jones

Clemson

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

303

Clarence Lewis

Notre Dame

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

31

Overall Rank

319

Myles Jones

Texas A&M

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

32

Overall Rank

343

Jakorian Bennett

Maryland

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

33

Overall Rank

348

Arquon Bush

Cincinnati

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

34

Overall Rank

371

D.J. Graham

Oklahoma

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

193

Position Rank

35

Overall Rank

402

Starling Thomas V

UAB

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

195