2025 NFL Draft - Top Nickel Corners

Most Recent Update: 7/20/2024 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
61
 +20
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Sebastian Castro
Iowa
5'11"
205
RSR
2
124
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Jabbar Muhammad
Oregon
5'10"
183
RSR
3
149
--
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Tyreek Chappell
Texas A&M
5'10"
185
SR
4
157
--
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Fentrell Cypress II
Florida State
5'11"
182
RSR
5
180
 NEW
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Ricardo Hallman
Wisconsin
5'10"
185
RJR
6
189
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Jacob Parrish
Kansas State
5'10"
183
JR
7
273
 NEW
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Alijah Huzzie
North Carolina
5'10"
195
GR


CBs Drafted by Round
Round 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 Avg
RD1 4 4 5 6 1 3 3.8
RD2 5 5 3 3 7 6 4.8
RD3 3 3 8 2 3 2 3.5
RD4 3 8 5 6 4 4 4.8
RD5 5 4 7 3 3 5 4.5
RD6 8 5 6 1 8 6 5.7
RD7 8 8 3 6 6 3 5.7
Total 36 37 37 27 32 29 33.0
The total count includes CB and CB-N

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).






















2025 Position Rankings
-- Cornerbacks --
Most Recent Update:7/20/2024


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

61

Sebastian Castro

 +20

Iowa

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

205

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

124

Jabbar Muhammad

    

Oregon

RSR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

183

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

149

Tyreek Chappell

    

Texas A&M

SR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

157

Fentrell Cypress II

    

Florida State

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

182

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

180

Ricardo Hallman

 NEW

Wisconsin

RJR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

185

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

189

Jacob Parrish

    

Kansas State

JR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

183

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

273

Alijah Huzzie

 NEW

North Carolina

GR

Height:

5'10"

Weight:

195