2023 NFL Draft - Top Cornerbacks

Most Recent Update: 5/16/2022 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
6
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Kelee Ringo
Georgia
6'2"
205
RSO
2
10
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Eli Ricks
Alabama
6'2"
195
JR
3
18
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Emmanuel Forbes
Mississippi State
6'0"
180
JR
4
25
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Brian Branch
Alabama
5'11"
190
JR
5
37
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Antonio Johnson
Texas A&M
6'3"
200
JR
6
42
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Avery Young
Rutgers
6'0"
205
RSR
7
49
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Joey Porter Jr.
Penn State
6'2"
192
RJR
8
55
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Cameron Brown
Ohio State
6'0"
190
RSR
9
62
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Kyu Blu Kelly
Stanford
6'1"
185
RJR
10
86
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Tre'vius Hodges-Tomlinson
TCU
5'9"
177
SR
11
93
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Jaylon Jones
Texas A&M
6'1"
205
JR
12
98
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Riley Moss
Iowa
6'1"
194
RJR
13
111
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Sevyn Banks
Ohio State
6'0"
200
RSR
14
132
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Tony Grimes
North Carolina
6'1"
195
JR
15
142
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Clarence Lewis
Notre Dame
5'11"
192
JR
16
147
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Noah Daniels
TCU
6'0"
194
RSR
17
154
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Tyreke Johnson
Nebraska
6'1"
190
RSR
18
164
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Myles Jones
Texas A&M
6'3"
190
RSR
19
176
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Cam Smith
South Carolina
6'1"
187
RJR
20
194
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Azizi Hearn
UCLA
6'1"
202
SR
21
196
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Jalen Green
Mississippi State
6'0"
200
RSR
22
209
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D.J. Graham
Oklahoma
5'11"
193
JR
23
215
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David Spaulding
South Carolina
6'1"
195
RJR
24
226
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Chamarri Conner
Virginia Tech
6'0"
205
RSR
25
228
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Mekhi Garner
LSU
6'1"
217
RJR
26
240
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Fred Davis II
Clemson
6'0"
190
JR
27
244
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Woodi Washington
Oklahoma
5'11"
191
RJR
28
246
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Cam Hart
Notre Dame
6'2"
205
RJR
29
274
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Arquon Bush
Cincinnati
6'0"
190
RSR
30
287
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Tyrique Stevenson
Miami (FL)
6'0"
214
RJR

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:5/16/2022


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

6

Kelee Ringo

Georgia

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

10

Eli Ricks

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

18

Emmanuel Forbes

Mississippi State

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

180

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

25

Brian Branch

Alabama

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

37

Antonio Johnson

Texas A&M

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

42

Avery Young

Rutgers

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

49

Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

55

Cameron Brown

Ohio State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

62

Kyu Blu Kelly

Stanford

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

86

Tre'vius Hodges-Tomlinson

TCU

SR

Height:

5'9"

Weight:

177

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

93

Jaylon Jones

Texas A&M

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

98

Riley Moss

Iowa

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

111

Sevyn Banks

Ohio State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

132

Tony Grimes

North Carolina

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

142

Clarence Lewis

Notre Dame

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

192

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

147

Noah Daniels

TCU

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

194

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

154

Tyreke Johnson

Nebraska

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

164

Myles Jones

Texas A&M

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

176

Cam Smith

South Carolina

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

187

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

194

Azizi Hearn

UCLA

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

202

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

196

Jalen Green

Mississippi State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

200

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

209

D.J. Graham

Oklahoma

JR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

193

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

215

David Spaulding

South Carolina

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

226

Chamarri Conner

Virginia Tech

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

228

Mekhi Garner

LSU

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

217

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

240

Fred Davis II

Clemson

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

244

Woodi Washington

Oklahoma

RJR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

191

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

246

Cam Hart

Notre Dame

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

274

Arquon Bush

Cincinnati

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

190

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

287

Tyrique Stevenson

Miami (FL)

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

214