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2017 Draft Preview: Cornerbacks


Mike Mayock's Top Cornerbacks

Marshon Lattimore
6-0, 193, Ohio State

Lattimore emerged as the top cornerback prospect after posting four interceptions and nine passes defensed in 2016, his only season as a starter for the Buckeyes. His athleticism gives opposing receivers fits, as he's a difficult cover corner to shake down the field. Durability is a concern after hamstring issues flared up, but he's likely to come off the board early in Round One.

Gareon Conley
6-0, 195, Ohio State

Conley might very well join Lattimore as Ohio State corners to go in the first round. Conley recorded six interceptions and 13 passes defensed in two years as a starter. Has a knack for finding a way to make a play on the ball.

Marlon Humphrey
6-0, 197, Alabama

The Alabama product posted five interceptions and 13 passes defensed in two seasons as a starter for the Crimson Tide. The first-round talent brings impressive physicality to the position (forced three fumbles in 2016) but has been knocked for inconsistency in coverage.

Tre'Davious White
5-11, 192, Louisiana State

An explosive playmaker who was a starter for the better part of four seasons at LSU, White has pushed himself into the Round One conversation. Finished his career with six interceptions and 34 passes defensed, 14 of which came in 2016.

Adoree' Jackson
5-10, 186, Southern California

A dynamic athlete who contributed on defense, offense and special teams, Jackson is certainly an intriguing talent. His game-changing ability as a returner increases his value. Won the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation's top defensive back after recording five interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 2016.

Kevin King
6-3, 200, Washington

King has the biggest frame of the cornerbacks listed, and his length and speed (4.43 40-yard dash) will give teams a lot to think about. Spent some time at safety and nickel in college. Posted two interceptions and 13 passes defensed as a senior in 2016.

Look back: Cornerbacks taken around No. 8

2014: Justin Gilbert, 8th overall to Browns

2013: Dee Milliner, 9th overall to Jets

2010: Joe Haden, 7th overall to Browns

2005: Antrel Rolle, 8th overall to Cardinals

2004: DeAngelo Hall, 8th overall to Falcons

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