Cornerback Rankings 2022 NFL Draft

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Cornerback

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Ahmad
Gardner

CB
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200lbs 6-3 4.41 2 6
92.9
Gardner is an athletic lanky press corner who's a throwback type player who can get in a receiver's face and dominate. He hasn't s...
2

Derek
Stingley Jr....

CB
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195lbs 6-1 4.29 3 8.3
92.7
The supremely athletically gifted and talented Stingley has established himself as the best cornerback in college football and wil...
3

Trent
McDuffie

CB
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195lbs 5-11 4.44 4 21.9
90.9
McDuffie doesn't have the perfect size for the cornerback position when compared to others in the class such as Derek Stingley, ho...
4

Kaiir
Elam

CB
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196lbs 6-2 4.39 6 31.4
89.8
There is no doubt that Elam does have elite athletic ability in terms of speed, quickness, and length - but these traits have ofte...
5

Roger
McCreary

CB
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189lbs 6-0 4.50 9 40.7
89.3
McCreary was one of the most impressive man cover corners in college football last year as he become a shutdown player. He has nic...
6

Kyler
Gordon

CB
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200lbs 6-0 4.52 10 43
88.4
Kyler Gordon has been shooting up draft boards lately - at the end of 2020 he was a likely late-round pick, but after an elite yea...
7

Andrew
Booth Jr.

CB
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200lbs 6-0 4.38 5 27.4
88.1
Booth projects as a playmaker at the cornerback position who will likely struggle early on in his NFL career due to limited colleg...
8

Martin
Emerson

CB
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200lbs 6-2 4.53 19 93.4
84.3
Martin Emerson is a big tall defensive back with perfect size and length, nice press coverage skills, impressive tackling ability,...
9

Marcus
Jones

CB
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185lbs 5-8 4.38 15 82.6
82.9
Marcus Jones is one of the most versatile players in the draft - he offers elite skills as a punt and a kick returner, as a speed ...
10

Derion
Kendrick

CB
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202lbs 6-0 4.79 26 108.9
82.5
Kendrick has been all daft boards of late going anyway where from the 2nd to the 5th round. He'd probably fit best in the NFL as...
11

Coby
Bryant

CB
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191lbs 6-1 4.54 22 92.6
82.1
Coby Bryant is just coming off winning the Jim Thorpe award is at the top of his career arc. He has performed at an impressive lev...
12

Mario
Goodrich

CB
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186lbs 6-0 4.52 33 145
81.5
Mario Goodrich is a good pro prospect, he's got ideal length, is physical, an excellent tackler, has nice coverage instincts and m...

2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Back

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.