NFL Draft Update: Corner Backs

This is one of the deeper CB drafts in recent memory. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see 5 players drafted in the first round, including 2 in the top 10. The depth carries down through the entire draft, so expect to see a lot of corners coming off the board on all three draft days.

As for targets by Seattle, Stephon Gilmore out of South Carolina would be an excellent fit in round 2. He’d be an instant upgrade, and give Seattle someone who can cover the faster receivers that tend to victimize Brandon Browner.

After that I don’t see a great fit for Seattle’s defense until the later rounds. Boston College’s Donnie Fletcher and Montana’s Trumaine Johnson are names to keep in mind later in the draft.

 

Rank Player Pos PRank School Ht. Wt.
  Morris Claiborne

CB

1

LSU

6-0

185

  Dre Kirkpatrick

CB

2

Alabama

6-2

192

  Alfonzo Dennard

CB

3

Nebraska

5-10

205

  Janoris Jenkins

CB

4

North Alabama

5-10

182

  Chase Minnifield

CB

5

Virginia

6-0

185

  Stephon Gilmore

CB

6

South Carolina

6-1

193

  Jayron Hosley

CB

7

Virginia Tech

5-10

172

  Johnthan Banks

CB

8

Mississippi St

6-1

185

  Coryell Judie

CB

9

Texas A&M

5-11

190

  Brandon Boykin

CB

10

Georgia

5-10

183

  Shaun Prater

CB

11

Iowa

5-10

185

  Cliff Harris

CB

12

Oregon

5-11

168

  Donnie Fletcher

CB

13

Boston College

6-1

195

  Josh Robinson

CB

14

UCF

5-10

192

  Leonard Johnson

CB

15

Iowa State

5-10

202

  Omar Bolden

CB

16

Arizona State

5-10

195

  Casey Hayward

CB

17

Vanderbilt

5-11

188

  Ryan Steed

CB

18

Furman

5-11

190

  Jamell Fleming

CB

19

Oklahoma

5-11

192

  Robert Blanton

CB

20

Notre Dame

6-0

200

  Keith Tandy

CB

21

West Virginia

5-10

199

  Trumaine Johnson

CB

22

Montana

6-2

204

  D’Anton Lynn

CB

23

Penn State

6-0

208

  Emanuel Davis

CB

24

East Carolina

5-10

182

  Asa Jackson

CB

25

Cal Poly

5-10

188

  Charles Brown

CB

26

North Carolina

5-09

205

  Terrence Frederick

CB

27

Texas A&M

5-10

187

  Quenton Washington

CB

28

South Florida

5-10

195

  Robert Golden

CB

29

Arizona

5-11

200

  DeQuan Menzie

CB

30

Alabama

5-11

198

  Dwight Bentley

CB

31

La.-Lafayette

5-10

180

  Antonio Fenelus

CB

32

Wisconsin

5-8

190

  Tashaun Gipson

CB

33

Wyoming

6-0

203


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  • bomnom

    What makes a great fit for a Seattle corner back? Do they have to be just totally massive? Or is it style of play?

  • Pedrohawk

    What makes a great fit for a Seattle corner back? Do they have to be just totally massive? Or is it style of play?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom It’s the style of play. Seattle likes guys who are good in press coverage. Anyone who doesn’t have the strength to jam the league’s top receivers just wont make it here.

    Also, apparently being really tall helps impress this front office.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom It’s the style of play. Seattle likes guys who are good in press coverage. Anyone who doesn’t have the strength to jam the league’s top receivers just wont make it here.

    Also, apparently being really tall helps impress this front office.

  • bomnom

    @Keith_12thMR How did you feel about the play of Brandon Browner last night? I couldn’t go to the game because I have a broken toe and can’t really stand so I was able to watch Monday Night Countdown and hear Gruden talk about how much he likes Browner. He was actually talking about how much he likes both of our big physical corners. I know Browner is a slow penalty machine, which he will always be I think, but he played a really good game last night and has played much better every game this season. So what do you think about Browner?

  • Pedrohawk

    @Keith_12thMR How did you feel about the play of Brandon Browner last night? I couldn’t go to the game because I have a broken toe and can’t really stand so I was able to watch Monday Night Countdown and hear Gruden talk about how much he likes Browner. He was actually talking about how much he likes both of our big physical corners. I know Browner is a slow penalty machine, which he will always be I think, but he played a really good game last night and has played much better every game this season. So what do you think about Browner?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom He is frustrating. Last night is a great example. he played brilliantly for 3 quarters, and then looked simply got worked for most of the 4th.

    I could put up with the penalties if he didn’t have a tendency to get beat deep at least once a game. Overall, I think the Seahawks would be smart to have him no higher than 3rd on the 2012 depth chart.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom He is frustrating. Last night is a great example. he played brilliantly for 3 quarters, and then looked simply got worked for most of the 4th.

    I could put up with the penalties if he didn’t have a tendency to get beat deep at least once a game. Overall, I think the Seahawks would be smart to have him no higher than 3rd on the 2012 depth chart.

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