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2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Cornerback

With the 2017 NFL Draft just a few months away, Zach continues his big board series where he breaks down the top prospects at each position in the draft. Next up: cornerback.

By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer

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After breaking down the linebackers, we will now take a look another deep class for 2017: cornerback. With the NFL being a heavy passing league, having top-tier corners that can be on an island with elite receivers is a necessity for every defense. Luckily, if you are in need of secondary help, there is plenty available in 2017. Below is my initial big board for this year’s cornerback class.

  1. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
  2. Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
  3. Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
  4. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
  5. Teez Tabor, CB, Florida
  6. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
  7. Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
  8. Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
  9. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
  10. Desmond King, CB, Iowa
  11. Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
  12. Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
  13. Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
  14. Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
  15. Corn Elder, CB, Miami
  16. Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
  17. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
  18. Kevin King, CB, Washington
  19. Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
  20. Marquez White, CB, Florida State
  21. Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan
  22. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
  23. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
  24. Dwayne Thomas, CB, LSU
  25. Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar
  26. Cole Luke, CB, Notre Dame
  27. Nate Hairston, CB, Temple
  28. Des Lawrence, CB, North Carolina
  29. Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State
  30. Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan

Class Position Strength: Top-Tier/Great Potential

Class Superlatives:

Biggest Riser: Corn Elder, Miami
Biggest Faller: Desmond King, Iowa
Most NFL-Ready: Quincy Wilson, Florida
Best Slot Cornerback: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
Best Man Coverage: Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
Best Zone Coverage: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
Best Press Cornerback: Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
Best Ball Skills/Hands: Teez Tabor, Florida
Intangibles: Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
Highest Ceiling: Quincy Wilson, Florida
Could Disappoint: Sidney Jones, Washington
Could Surprise: Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson
Biggest Question Mark: Adoree’ Jackson, USC
Biggest Risk: Adoree’ Jackson, USC
Biggest Sleeper: Rasul Douglas, West Virginia

Previous Rankings:
Quarterback
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Tight End
Offensive Tackle
Offensive Guard
Center
Defensive Tackle
Defensive End/Edge-Rusher
Linebacker

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