Defensive Back Rankings 2021 NFL Draft

CORNERBACK & SAFETY PROSPECT RANKING 2021 NFL DRAFT

With at least four - and possibly as many as six first-round picks - this is perhaps the strongest group among all positions in the 2021 NFL Draft. And while many have deemed Patrick Surtain the top corner available there are a number of others who are right there with him in terms of talent and overall athletic ability. Surtain has a combination of top-notch athleticism and impressive size which makes him an almost can't miss prospect in the Pros.

Trailing him are two other highly talented corners Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech and 2021 Derion Kendrick from Clemson who both possess great timed speed natural cornerback skills.

The top safety prospect in this year's draft is Trevon Moehrig a free safety with good ball instincts (7 career interceptions which is the most amongst active Horned Frog players) he is an active presence on the fields, with nearly 50 tackles this season as well as 9 passes broken up.

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Player Rankings - Defensive Back

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

Patrick
Surtain II

CB
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202lbs 6-2 4.42 1 11.4
92.0
You know you are getting on when you can remember when a prospects dad was being drafted (Patrick Surtain Sr also played cornerbac...
2

Trevon
Moehrig

S
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202lbs 6-2 4.50 4 36.1
91.0
The top rated safety in the 2021 draft is Trevor Moehrig. A free safety with good ball instincts (7 career interceptions which is ...
3

Caleb
Farley

CB
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207lbs 6-2 4.40 2 11.7
90.0
The former Virginia Tech cornerback sat out the 2020 season and so we need to look back to 2019 to get an idea as to his potential...
4

Jaycee
Horn

CB
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205lbs 6-1 4.39 3 29.9
89.0
Jaycee is the son of former Saints pro-bowl WR Joe Horn. One of the most well rounded and consistent cornerbacks in the draft - he...
5

Shaun
Wade

CB
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195lbs 6-1 4.49 8 58.3
86.0
Shaun Wade is something of a jack of all trades at the cornerback position - capable of doing it all - the question will be whethe...
6

Aaron
Robinson

CB
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193lbs 6-1 4.39 24 118.2
86.0
Robinson originally played for Alabama but saw very limited action before transferring to UCF in order to get more playing time - ...
7

Jevon
Holland

S
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200lbs 6-1 4.42 5 40.9
85.0
Safety who can also play at corner - a versatile prospect that can play a number of roles and may be attractive to a team looking ...
8

Asante
Samuel Jr.

CB
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184lbs 5-10 4.44 7 48.4
84.0
Asante Samuel Jr is the son of Superbowl-winning Asante Samuel He is a skilled and talented back but is smaller than you would id...
9

Tyson
Campbell

CB
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185lbs 6-2 4.34 10 72.7
83.0
Campbell’s height is impressive at the cornerback position. At 6-foot-2, he will easily be able to match up with larger rece...
10

Elijah
Molden

CB
TEN   Mascot
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190lbs 5-10 4.58 14 81.9
82.0
MVP of the 2019 Las Vegas Bowl and son of former NFL cornerback Alex Molden (Saints amongst others). A smaller cornerback likely t...
11

Israel
Mukuamu

CB
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205lbs 6-4 4.46 28 134
82.0
Physical downfield and matches up well with bigger receivers. Tough and fiery with very good competitiveness. High-effort player.F...
12

Andre
Cisco

S
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209lbs 6-0 4.43 9 64.3
81.0
Played cornerback throughout highschool before mocing to safety in college. Has good instincts and anticipation and is something o...

2021 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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2021 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.