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2021 NFL Prospect Rankings: Cornerbacks

Alabama

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Physical corner with ideal height and length for the position. Plays press with varied technique along with press and bail to a deep outside zone. Physical at the line he normally ignores the first move away from his leverage and maintains balance in two hand jam. Can stick a receiver at the line and squeeze a receiver to the sideline on an outside release. Solid mirror ability on route breaks with the speed to stay with vertical routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

South Carolina

Projected Round: 1

Ourlads' Snippet - Good combination of length and speed. Often assigned to the opposition’s best receiver he used a variety of technique in man and zone coverage. At his best as a press corner using long arms to jam and disrupt release and control route breaks at the line. He would also be reactive in press mirroring take off and maintaining leverage. Was good at disguising coverage with press and bail in zone concepts. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Florida State

Projected Round: 1/2

Ourlads' Snippet - Productive corner who has often been assigned the top receiver from the other team. Has experience in off and press coverage in both man and zone. Also adept at press and bail getting into a lateral run at the snap. Solid in a variety of technique he’s at his best in off-man. Uses short quick steps in his pedal to maintain cushion. Easily changes speed in pedal and is fluid in all transitions. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Northwestern

Projected Round: 1/2

Ourlads' Snippet - A lengthy athletic prospect that checks most of the boxes of an elite corner at the next level. An intelligent zone defender with experience in a variety of technique and coverage. As a hard corner he can reroute or just react at the snap creating misreads for receivers. Adept at balancing routes and reading the delivery key both in Cover 2 and 3. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Virginia Tech

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Has outstanding length for the position. Played a variety of coverage including man to man along with multiple zone schemes. Has had some injuries including an ACL in 2017 and missed time with back spasms in 2019. Was coming off a procedure to deal with the back issue heading into the 2020 season. If he passes team physicals, he is a lock as a mid-first round selection. Has all the tools of an elite corner in the NFL. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Florida

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Wilson has played both outside and as a nickel in the Florida scheme. Lengthy prospect he played mostly off coverage in both zone and man. Shows a fluid pedal with quick transitions. Normally maintains cushion and times turn and run to stay in phase. As a zone corner gets quickly into a lateral run and can process route combinations to balance multiple routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Central Florida

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Has good length for the position. Has most often been used as a nickel or slot corner at UCF. At his best as a press corner in the slot he is quick to mirror route breaks and undercut receivers going for the ball. Can be sticky and physical in press man. Rarely separated but if he is he has recovery speed to make plays from behind. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Georgia

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Has the length, speed and agility which are attributes coveted at corner in the NFL. Primarily used as a press corner he used a variety of technique including press and jam, press and react, and press and bail. At times when bailing he would collision a few yards up field. He made it tough on receivers to get a clean release. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Syracuse

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Has outstanding length and physical attributes for a corner. He has improved over his two years as a starter into a quality NFL prospect. Has played a lot of outside zone coverage primarily in quarters and Cover 3. Also has experience as a press man corner. Gives a lot of room in off coverage but is sudden in his plant and drive with the ball in the air on quick routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Georgia

Projected Round: 2/3

Ourlads' Snippet - Outstanding length for the position he possesses fluid movement skills and agility. Easily changes direction reacting in coverage. Has experience in press man, Cover 3, and quarters. Will align both off and in press using a variety of techniques as an outside corner. In press he is adept at stabbing with an off-hand jam. He has the patience to ignore the first move at the line. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Kentucky

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - High upside talent with good height and length for the position. Played in a zone heavy scheme which asked him to play multiple coverage including Cover 2, 3, and quarters. Used a variety of techniques including press, press and bail and off coverage. In a small sample showed solid man to man skill. As a hard corner demonstrated ability to collision and reroute along with getting up the field under intermediate cuts. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Michigan State

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - Has experience as an outside corner and slot corner. As a press corner is normally patient at the line ignoring double moves away from his leverage and sticking vertical releases. Flashes an off-hand jam on turn and run to disrupt the route and stay in phase. Mirrors most route breaks and is fluid in transitions. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Michigan

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - At Michigan he primarily played press man with some exposure to hard corner Cover 2. Michigan corners are known for tight man coverage and Thomas fits the mold. Can be physical in press with jam and reaction. Mirrors cuts off the line with the patience to not get attracted to double moves away from leverage. Rarely gave up leverage and was sticky staying on the hip of a receiver. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Ohio State

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - Played primarily slot corner prior to 2020 but played outside this past season. Has the length NFL teams desire to go with agility and speed. Has played off and press man along with deep outside zone coverage. Playing off coverage he plays with a proper cushion and times speed of pedal, lateral run and turn to stay in phase. He normally maintains leverage and quickly recovers if beaten off the line. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Minnesota

Projected Round: 3/4

Ourlads' Snippet - Tall corner with good overall length. Usually played the field corner. He is fundamentally sound in a variety of technique playing mostly man to man and Cover 3. Used a press, press and bail along with a traditional pedal. Low deliberate pedal he changes speeds well to maintain cushion. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Washington

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Tall lengthy corner with the size/speed combination NFL teams covet. Primarily played outside in 2020 but moved inside in some matchups. Has played press and off man along with Cover 2, 3, and quarters. Often aligned in press and was reactive in man cover and usually bailed in most zone situations. Only used a true pedal in off man as he usually broke into a lateral run in zone concepts. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

17. Tay Gowan
Central Florida

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Has a slight build but very good length which serves him well in man coverage. Has played both off and press man often using press and bail when playing off coverage. Has shown the speed to stay with vertical routes and can be sticky in press and trail technique. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oregon

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Was the field corner and played off and press man along with outside zone and Cover 2. In press mostly played a soft reactive press with an occasional off-hand jam to maintain leverage. Could be physical at times disrupting routes. Shows recovery ability if beaten on a route break. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

California

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Has experiences in a variety of technique and coverage including press and off man along with outside zone and hard corner. Quick with initial movement and footwork. In off coverage shows smooth pedal with easy transitions. Maintains cushion and times turn and run to stay in phase. Will also press and bail into a lateral run in zone. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

South Carolina

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - A tall high cut corner that has experience at safety. Used in press man and zone he has played a variety of technique including press off coverage with a lateral run shuffle and run. In press man he flashes ability to disrupt routes and the line with an off-hand jam. He is relatively fluid for a big corner and his turn and run keeps him in phase on vertical route. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oklahoma State

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Has experience in a variety of coverage including outside deep zone coverage, press and off man, and some hard corner. Was given the freedom to use different techniques with the same responsibility. As a press corner can be disruptive using his long arms to jam at the line or use an off-hand jam on an outside release. Uses both a reactive and physical press at the line. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

22. DJ Daniel
Georgia

Projected Round: 4/5

Ourlads' Snippet - Outstanding as a press corner he uses his long arms and hands to stab and disrupt routes at the line. With quick reactive footwork he rarely gives up leverage as he ignores the first move away. He is fluid transitioning to turn and run. Excellent mirror ability he sticks and undercuts route breaks. Keeps his focus on the receiver and uses his long arms to get to the catch point. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Athletic with quick feet and reactions. Fluid in all transitions he can turn and run and stay in phase in man coverage. Primarily used to match up on slot receivers he often played off with a big cushion. At times shows a quick pedal to maintain cushion and break into a lateral run on a vertical release. At other times lets the cushion break down and collisions the receiver and trails underneath. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

24. Tre Brown
Oklahoma

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - An undersized corner with blazing speed to go with quick feet and reactions. Aligned in press most of the time and played press man and Cover 3. In man coverage was patient ignoring moves away from his leverage and using an off- hand jam to disrupt release. Smooth turn and run he easily stays in phase on vertical routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Wisconsin

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has played both outside and slot corner. Has experience in a variety of coverage including Cover 2, 3, quarters and press and off man. Fluid athlete he has smooth quick pedal and easy transitions to turn and run and react laterally. In press coverage is often disruptive with an off-hand jam. Normally ignores double move away from leverage and stays in phase on vertical routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Kentucky

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Slightly undersized but has safety-like toughness. Played in zone heavy scheme with experience in quarters, Cover 2 and 3. Also has shown solid press man technique during his career. He can be disruptive as a press corner controlling a receiver’s release and staying in phase up the field. Has the agility to mirror route breaks and normally is sticky in man coverage. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oregon

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Was primarily the boundary corner but also had some time at slot corner in the Ducks’ defense. Played a variety of technique including off and press man along with outside deep outside zone. Used a variety of techniques and was fundamentally sound in most aspects of corner play. Stays low in his pedal with quick footwork. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Central Arkansas

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has good length and wingspan for a corner. Experience playing press and off man along with quarters and deep third coverage. As a press corner can be disruptive at the line with a two and off-hand jam. Mirrors well for the most part and can quickly turn and run to stay in phase up the field. In off man usually maintains cushion with a quick pedal. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

San Diego State

Projected Round: 5/6

Ourlads' Snippet - Has played primarily a deep outside corner in the Aztecs 3-3-5 defense but started his career as a safety. He was given an opportunity to play safety at the Senior Bowl also getting reps at nickel. Solid footwork he has a quick smooth pedal and easily maintains cushion. Times his turn and run on vertical routes to consistently stay in phase. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Boise State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - He is undersized but plays with energy and solid fundamentals. Experience in a variety of zone concepts he has a quick pedal and is smooth in transition. Maintains a good cushion and is fluid in turn and run on vertical routes. Has the speed to stay in phase up the field. Excellent short space change of direction, he is sudden breaking on short throws. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Stanford

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Lengthy prospect that has experience in a variety of coverage and techniques. Plays press and off in both zone and man coverage and uses his long arms to disrupt. In press man will often play a soft reactive press and throw an off- hand jam if the receiver releases outside. Occasionally flashed a two hand jam at the line. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

USC

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Slight build but an aggressive demeanor. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Has played press and off man along with outside zone and hard corner. Quick feet he easily changes speeds with a quick shuffle pedal to maintain cushion in off coverage. Fluid getting into a lateral run as cushion breaks. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

33. Mark Webb
Georgia

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - A versatile defender with experience at corner, safety, and nickel. Has primarily been used at the Star position which is an overhang player aligned on a slot receiver. Outstanding length and size he can be physical attacking slot receivers at the line. Mostly playing off he was effective jamming slots on route breaks in zone and man coverage. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Appalachian State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Physical corner with quick feet and reactions. Has experience with off and press man as well as deep outside zone and hard corner Cover 2. Playing man coverage he is very sticky mirroring route breaks. Flashes an off-hand jam on outside release in press he can be disruptive. In off-man he is quick with his pedal and changing speed to maintain cushion. Outstanding eye discipline keeping his focus on the receiver in man coverage. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Oregon State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Tall lanky prospect with a thin frame. Played deep outside zone along with press and off man. As a press corner can be physical with a two and off-hand jam. Uses long arms to disrupt release. For a tall corner is solid to mirror route breaks and stay in phase in transition. In off coverage shows quick feet and changes speeds to maintain cushion. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Ball State

Projected Round: 6/7

Ourlads' Snippet - Physical corner with above average length. Played in a variety of schemes but primarily Cover 1 and 3. Played both press and off man. Has often been assigned the other team’s best receiver. In press was normally reactive at the line flashing an off-hand jam on outside release. Rarely gives up leverage as he ignores first move away and can disrupt release. Mirrors route breaks and has the speed to stay in phase on vertical routes. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Texas Tech

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Compact frame with average length. Has played off and press man along with Cover 2, 3, and quarters. Also has played the Spur in the Texas Tech defense which is similar to nickel in the NFL. As a press corner he is reactive using an off-hand jam on outside release. Can be disruptive on the release. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

North Carolina A&T

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Has above average length but a slender build. Has experience in press and off man along with deep outside zone coverage. In limited zone reps showed vision to see the receivers and delivery key. Has a burst breaking on the ball. At his best as a press corner. Physical with two and off-hand jam he can ride a receiver out of bounds on an outside release. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Illinois

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Has decent size and length for a corner and shows safety-like toughness on the perimeter. Played in a primarily zone scheme from a two high look with some Cover 3 mixed in. Often aligned with his back to the boundary, he would give different post snap looks disguising coverage. From a lateral alignment could step up and jam or lateral run to stay in phase on vertical release. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Arizona

Projected Round: 7/PFA

Ourlads' Snippet - Has a slim build but outstanding speed and quickness. Has extremely quick feet and change of direction skill. Experienced in press and off man along with deep outside zone and some hard corner. As a press corner with a stiff off-hand jam on outside release, he would often collision straight up an inside release. Patient at the line, rarely gives up leverage. Order the Ourlads' Draft Guide for the full report.

Nebraska

Projected Round: PFA


Projected Round: PFA


Duke

Projected Round: PFA


Arkansas

Projected Round: PFA


Notre Dame

Projected Round: PFA


North Carolina Central

Projected Round: PFA


47. AJ Parker
Kansas State

Projected Round: PFA


Pittsburgh

Projected Round: PFA


Miami University

Projected Round: PFA


50. KJ Sails
South Florida

Projected Round: PFA


Projected Round: PFA


Tennessee

Projected Round: PFA


Auburn

Projected Round: PFA


BYU

Projected Round: PFA


South Florida

Projected Round: PFA


UTEP

Projected Round: PFA


Oregon State

Projected Round: PFA


UAB

Projected Round: PFA


Saskatchewan

Projected Round: PFA


Marshall

Projected Round: PFA


Western Kentucky

Projected Round: PFA


Western Kentucky

Projected Round: PFA


Purdue

Projected Round: PFA


Louisville

Projected Round: Camp