Defensive Back Rankings 2022 NFL Draft

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Player Rankings - Defensive Back

# 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

Kyle
Hamilton

FS
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220lbs 6-4 4.59 1 4.8
91.6
Kyle Hamilton can do it all -- he has the perfect size and agility for the position combined with nice coverage skills, hard tack...
4

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...
5

Jaquan
Brisker

SS
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203lbs 6-1 4.49 11 42.9
90.6
Jaquan Brisker is a great athlete with an elite combination of speed, size, tackling, and natural coverage ability to be a pro-bow...
6

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...
7

Daxton
Hill

FS
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192lbs 6-0 4.38 7 35.6
89.5
Hill has played all over the secondary for the Wolverines, and this versatility is always in demand in the NFL especially when pa...
8

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...
9

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...
10

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...
11

Jalen
Pitre

SS
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196lbs 6-0 4.43 13 47.5
86.4
Jalen Pitre has a unique skill set and has been an incredible college player while at Baylor. He is a ridiculously versatile athle...
12

Lewis
Cine

FS
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200lbs 6-1 4.37 12 46.8
86.1
Cine is an athletic hard-hitting college safety who will likely be looked at as a box player at the next level. However, he's much...

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.