Ajani Cornelius
Ajani Cornelius  OT  Oregon | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Ajani Cornelius
Height
6-5
Weight
308
College
Oregon
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
Harlem, NY
85.6/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (OL)
5.15
FortyYD Time

Ajani Cornelius OT Oregon | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Ajani Cornelius OT Oregon
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Right Tackle
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.15 seconds (73%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 308 (30%*)
Forty: 5.15 (O) (73%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: Right Tackle
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.15 seconds (73%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (35%*) Weight: 308 (30%*)
Forty: 5.15 (O) (73%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 85.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
79%
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Pass Blocking:
92%
Run Blocking:
86%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #64 Position rank: #8
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 2331
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 92 Stars 247 RATING: 92/100
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jordan Morgan - Arizona
91%
Kiran Amegadjie - Yale
89%
Cody Mauch - North Dakota State
87%
Draft Profile: Bio
Ajani Cornelius from Archbishop Stepinac High School was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a rating of 0.920. Following high school, Cornelius opted to join Rhode Island.

In 2020 as a freshman Cornelius saw action in just one game and played a total of 22 snaps for the Rams. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right tackle.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 11 games and a total of 690 snaps. He conceded 11 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing most of his snaps at right tackle.

In 2022 as a junior Cornelius saw action in 11 games and totaled 720 snaps. He gave up just 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right tackle.

After season's end Cornelius transferred to Oregon where as a senior Cornelius saw action in 13 games and played a total of 832 snaps for the Ducks. He allowed 10 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at right tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • At his best mauling in the run game, playing with a nasty demeanor and consistently keeping it going through the whistle.
  • In pass protection, Cornelius flashes a strong initial punch and typically has good hand placement.
  • Showing some nastiness to his game, he will sustain blocks through the whistle, thriving when he’s in the phone booth.
  • Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligence, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space.
  • Has broad shoulders and flashes the playing strength and power to overwhelm at the point of attack.
  • Cornelius does a nice job working with teammates to build the pocket, anchoring against bull rushers and displaying good awareness against stunts and twists.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • For now, however, he’s a developmental prospect with a chance to stick at left tackle on the next level, probably in a finesse, zone-blocking system.
  • Attacks when necessary, though Cornelius won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
  • Has fairly heavy feet, struggling to mirror against quicker defenders. Cornelius lacks the range to get out as an effective puller, and he can often look stiff when moving out into space and zeroing in on bodies.

How other scouting services rate Ajani Cornelius (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
58.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
9.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.