2016 NFL Draft Prospects: Cornerbacks

By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2016 cornerback prospects available for the 2016 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2017 prospect. ** - denotes 2018 prospect.

This page was last updated April 27, 2016. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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  1. Jalen Ramsey*, CB/S, Florida State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 209. Arm: 33.38.
    40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2016): Top-5 Pick.

    4/27/16: Sources with the Titans said that Ramsey was the favorite to be their pick at No. 1 overall prior to their trade with the Rams. They felt he could be a Richard Sherman- or Charles Woodson-type defensive back for them. Two playoff teams have told WalterFootball.com that they have a second-round grade on Ramsey. However, two other teams picking in the top 10 have Ramsey in the top 10 on their draft boards.

    The Nashville product was a star of the combine interviews. Teams say Ramsey is a great kid and they love him off the field. He also had an excellent combine workout with a fast 40 and a strong showing in the field work. With Ramsey's character and impressive skill set, some teams are over the moon about him.

    Sources from the teams that gave him a second-round grade say that in watching Ramsey, he is more special at safety rather than corner. For the NFL, they feel he would be a press-man corner to take on big receivers, but would struggle to prevent separation from speed receivers and sudden route-runners. They believe that Ramsey would have to be moved around and protected in their defense, but he would probably playing safety the majority of the time.

    The sources that love Ramsey said that while big corners struggle with small shifty players, Ramsey can reroute them easily at the line of scrimmage or cover them up with size and length downfield. They compared Ramsey to Rod Woodson, Charles Woodson, Richard Sherman and Xavier Rhodes.

    In 2015, Ramsey had 50 tackles with 10 passes broken up and zero interceptions. Against South Florida, Ramsey had a nice pass breakup and a long kick return, but also got lucky. He was all but beaten for a long pass play after losing a receiver deep downfield, but the wideout dropped the pass. Versus Miami, Ramsey gave up a 58-yard touchdown to Hurricanes wide receiver Rashawn Scott. It gave evidence that Ramsey is a work in progress as a corner. He played better against the Clemson Tigers and their talented wide receivers.

    8/17/15: The Florida State defense was disappointing as a unit in 2014, but some individual players impressed. Ramsey was one of the team's best defenders, making a lot of clutch tackles. He totaled 79 stops, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 12 passes broken up, two interceptions and two forced fumbles on the year. At times during the 2014 season, Ramsey was the Seminoles' best defensive player.

    There is some talk of Ramsey moving to cornerback in 2015, and that could change his draft evaluation significantly. However, Jimbo Fisher believes that Ramsey has the potential to be an elite corner.

    As a freshman in 2013, Ramsey started on Florida State's National Championship team at safety and cornerback. He recorded 49 tackles and an interception that season.

  2. Vernon Hargreaves III*, CB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 204. Arm: 30.63.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2016): Top-20 Pick.

    4/27/16: Hargreaves looks safe for the top 20, but he may not go in the top 10. At the combine, Hargreaves ran a little slower than expected but he was excellent in the field drills. He ran faster at his pro day.

    In 2015, Hargreaves recorded 33 tackles with four passes broken up and four interceptions. The junior plays smaller than his listed measurements. Sources say they love Hargreaves' cover skills, but would like him to play more physically with receivers. Hargreaves is very skilled at running the route and preventing separation. He has quick feet, instincts, is a twitchy athlete, recovers, and has excellent ball skills. As a pure cover corner to prevent separation, Hargreaves is tremendous and sources say that, immediately, he's better than the vast majority of cornerbacks in the NFL.

    Versus Alabama, Hargreaves had five tackles but was beaten for some big plays downfield on 50-50 passes. Sources have felt that Hargreaves can get bumped around and out-physicaled. That was given further evidence against the Crimson Tide, but they also feel a good defensive backs coach can fix that in the NFL.

    Hargreaves had a big interception against Georgia and forced a fumble from Leonard Fournette versus LSU. Against Ole Miss, Hargreaves had a strong game and held Laquon Treadwell in check with six tackles and an interception.

    8/17/15: Hargreaves' natural cover skills let him run with wideouts and not allow separation. He has enough size to handle big receivers and the speed to run with deep threats. Hargreaves could end up being the best cornerback prospect to enter the NFL since Patrick Peterson or Joe Haden. Sources with NFL teams said that if Hargreaves were draft eligible, he would have been a top-10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

    In 2014, Hargreaves totaled 50 tackles, three interceptions and 13 passes broken up. He went toe to toe with Amari Cooper and held his own in an impressive performance. Each player had wins against the other with Cooper snatching some 50-50 passes over Hargreaves. While Cooper caught some contested passes, Hargreaves was the really only corner in 2014 who could run with Cooper and prevent separation. Both players showcased their elite skills and proved to be top prospects for the NFL.

    The only flaws in Hargreaves' game are that he can get pushed around by bigger receivers on 50-50 passes and he may not have the most deep speed. Sources say they will be watching how does in those areas as a junior.

    Hargreaves was Florida's best and most consistent cornerback in 2013. Considering the Gators had established veterans in Marcus Roberson and Louichez Purifoy, it said a lot that Hargreaves was on the field immediately. The true freshman recorded interceptions in his first three college games while totaling 11 pass breakups and 38 tackles for the year. The SEC coaches made him a First-Team All-SEC selection. He was named an All-American by numerous media outlets. Hargreaves' father, Vernon Hargreaves II, is the special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach at South Florida.

  3. Eli Apple**, CB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 199.
    40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-2.

    4/27/16: Apple looks like he has No. 1-corner potential for the next level. He has upside for the NFL with size, agility and speed. Apple clocked an excellent 40-yard dash time at the combine to illustrate how fast he is. However, he is raw and needs development. Sources say that Apple grabs too much on receivers down field and he will need to change that or he will get flagged a lot in the NFL.

    In 2015, Apple made one interception, eight passes broken up and 33 tackles. He had some coverage lapses early in the season, but played better to close out the year. The redshirt sophomore has a good skill set and upside to develop.

    Apple was very impressive for the Buckeyes in 2014 as he made 53 tackles with three interceptions and 10 passes broken up. He was huge late in the season to help the Buckeyes bring home a National Championship.

  4. William Jackson III, CB, Houston
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 189. Arm: 31.75.
    40 Time: 4.37.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-2.

    4/27/16: At the combine, Jackson was a star. He ran extremely fast in the 40 and looked excellent in the field drills. Jackson really lit a fire under his draft stock with his combine performance. Some teams don't like Jackson, and WalterFootball.com knows multiple teams that have a mid-round grade on Jackson. Others think he could be a late first-round pick.

    In 2015, Jackson played really well for Houston and displayed some ball skills. He had 43 tackles, five interceptions and 23 passes broken up on the year, but missed some games late in the regular season with an injury. Jackson came back with an impressive performance against Florida State in Houston's bowl win, but the injuries robbed him of playing in the Senior Bowl.

    8/17/15: Jackson has a tall, lanky frame that he needs to fill out for the NFL. Over the past two seasons, he has been a steady defender for Houston. Jackson recorded two interceptions, 37 tackles, and 10 passes broken up in 2014. The previous year, he had one pick, 35 tackles and seven passes batted.

  5. Kendall Fuller*, CB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 187. Arm: 31.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-3.

    4/27/16: Sources say that Fuller didn't look good in his brief 2015 action, as the junior was playing with an MCL sprain, but looking back at his sophomore tape has teams extremely excited. They feel that Fuller was a true lock-down corner that season, and some teams have given him a first-round grade based on his sophomore-year tape. Some teams feel that Fuller is the best cover corner to prevent separation in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    However, Fuller had micro-fracture surgery, and that is scary for NFL teams and will cause him to slide. His medical re-check went well though, and he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, so he could have a shot at going on Thursday night.

    In mid-September, Virginia Tech announced that Fuller underwent surgery to repair a meniscus and his season was over. He recorded three tackles, one sack and a pass breakup during 2015. The Hokies cornerback didn't have a great start to the season against Ohio State. He was beaten for a third-down completion and had a pass interference after wide receiver Michael Thomas got a step on him. In the fourth quarter, Thomas burned Fuller on a stop-and-go route to get wide open for a 26-yard touchdown. However, Fuller was playing hurt with a sprained MCL in those early contests.

    8/17/15: Fuller played at a very high level in 2014. He had 17 passes broken up and two interceptions, 50 tackles and 4.5 tackles for a loss. Fuller shut down East Carolina's Justin Hardy in their matchup. Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd was a challenge for Fuller, but Fuller held his own.

    The younger brother of Bears' 2014 NFL Draft first-round pick Kyle Fuller, Kendall Fuller saw the field immediately as a freshman. He was a Freshman All-American and the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. Fuller is fast and instinctive, just like his older brother. Kendall Fuller had six interceptions and 58 tackles in 2013.

  6. Xavien Howard*, CB, Baylor
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200. Arm: 33.
    40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-3.

    4/27/16: Howard had a mixed combine. He ran slower than expected, but did pretty well in the field drills. The slow 40 time could hurt his chances of going on Thursday night, but he ran faster at his pro day.

    In sampling teams, there was a variety in some draft grades for Howard. One team had a first-round grade on him. A few others had a second-round grade and one had a late second- to early third-round grade.

    Scouts say they weren't expecting Howard to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, but when he did, they studied him for their reports and were pleasantly surprised. They say he is a talented cover corner. In 2015, Howard totaled 42 tackles with 10 breakups and five interceptions during his final season for the Bears. As a sophomore, he had 51 stops with 13 breakups and four interceptions. Howard has ball skills and is put together well. He would fit a press-man scheme well.

  7. Mackensie Alexander**, CB, Clemson
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 190. Arm:
    Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): 1-3.

    4/27/16: A hamstring injury kept Alexander from working out at the combine. Sources said at the Clemson pro day, they had 40 times ranging from 4.47 to 4.52 seconds from him.

    Alexander was an excellent cover corner for Clemson the past two seasons. The redshirt sophomore recorded 23 tackles with five passes broken up and zero interceptions 2015. In 2014, he had 21 tackles with six breakups and zero interceptions. Alexander is very adept at running the route and preventing separation.

    A few teams have told me they graded Alexander as a third- or fourth-rounder. Sources say that that Alexander is physical, but thickly built, and tight for turning and running with NFL receivers. They view him as more of a nickel corner because of size concerns. A few other teams told me they have a second-round grade on Alexander and expect him to go there. It is entirely possible that the team that likes him enough to draft him takes him in the second round.

  8. Artie Burns*, CB, Miami
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 193. Arm: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-3.

    4/27/16: At the combine, Burns was impressive. He ran a fast 40 time and performed well in the field drills. The junior really helped himself in Indianapolis.

    Burns turned in an impressive 2015 season with six interceptions, 36 tackles and five passes broken up. As a sophomore in 2014, he had 40 tackles, six breakups and zero interceptions.

    Burns lost his mother suddenly during his junior year. With his father incarcerated, Burns has custody of his younger brothers and his own son to support. Thus, he entered the 2016 NFL Draft. Sources say that he is grading out on the second day.

  9. Zack Sanchez*, CB, Oklahoma
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 185. Arm: 31.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2016): 2-4.

    4/27/16: Sanchez had 45 tackles, seven interceptions and seven passes broken up in 2015. One pick was huge, as it helped Oklahoma pull off its comeback win over Tennessee. In other games, he had some lapses in coverage as he can be a gambler. That leads to him being beaten sometimes as well.

    Sanchez dealt with a leg injury that has caused him to miss some games in 2015. He needs to add weight for the NFL, which with his height, relegates him to a nickel role.

    Sanchez's risk-taking streak can produce big plays and also cause him to be badly beaten. Playing with more discipline will be a point of improvement as a professional.

    8/17/15: Sanchez was awful in 2013 as teams constantly picked on him for big plays. He was vastly improved in 2014 for the Sooners and was one of the most improved players in college football across the nation. Sanchez was an all-conference pick and held up well when teams targeted him. He had 43 tackles with six interceptions and eight passes broken up. As a freshman, Sanchez picked off two passes and batted away 13. He could stand to fill out his frame.

  10. Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 34.75. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Like Harlan Miller, Hall had a very slow 40 time that hurts his draft stock. Hall has excellent size to be an NFL cornerback and flashed at the Senior Bowl. He is very physical and a gritty fighter. Hall also has excellent length to be a press-man corner.

    The senior really stood out for Northern Iowa as he had six interceptions in 2015. Sources say they really like Hall and have graded him out on the second day of the 2016 NFL Draft.

  11. Harlan Miller, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 8.38.
    40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: At the combine, Miller had a shockingly slow 40 time. He needs to improve on that in workouts leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Miller put together three straight seasons of good production. He totaled 11 interceptions over that span, with four as a senior. Miller also had 49 tackles and 10 passes broken up in 2015. He is another small-school corner who took advantage of his opportunity to impress against better competition at the Senior Bowl. Miller had a strong week where he showed nice skills to be a cover corner. He needs to add weight to his frame while maintaining his speed to battle NFL wide receivers.

  12. Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Arm: 30.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Redmond played well for the Bulldogs in 2015, making 25 tackles, two interceptions and one pass broken up before a season-ending injury - a torn ACL. He is a tough corner who has the versatility to play on the outside or in the slot.

    8/17/15: Redmond was a tough corner for the Bulldogs in 2014. He racked up 51 tackles with five passes broken up and three interceptions. It was his first season as a starter. Redmond is a physical defender who has upside to develop.

  13. Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 198. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Murray is a thick, physical, gritty corner who battles receivers. He would be best as a zone corner in the NFL. At the combine, Murray ran faster than expected. He could be a mid-round sleeper who proves to be a quality NFL starter.

    Murray totaled 66 tackles, seven passes broken up, an interception and forced fumble in 2015. He notched an interception and a forced fumble against TCU, and was good in coverage against Josh Doctson. However, Murray also had some pass interference issues. Against Ohio State, he had an up-and-down performance.

    8/17/15: Murray is a sleeper cornerback who really stood out the past two seasons, particularly as a tough man corner. He is a gritty defender who is physical with receivers and maintains downfield coverage. In 2014, Murray had 69 tackles with seven passes broken up and an interception. He also blocked two kicks on special teams and was an All-Big Ten Second-Team selection by the coaches. As a sophomore, he recorded 10 passes broken up, 52 tackles and zero interceptions.

  14. James Bradberry, CB/S, Samford
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 211. Arm: 33.38. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Jaquiski Tartt represented Samford at the Senior Bowl last year, and this year, it was Bradberry. He has a great skill set with size and speed. The senior recorded 45 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2015. He had two interceptions in his junior, sophomore and freshman years.

    Bradberry's steady play earned him an invitation to Mobile, and he had a quiet, but solid, week there. He could be best as a safety in the NFL. Bradberry was expected to star at the combine, and he came through with a fast 40 time.

  15. KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 192. Arm: 31.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Russell notched 60 tackles with four passes broken up, two interceptions and one sack in 2015 before a fractured tibia ended his season early. He had some coverage issues at times and allowed separation for completions downfield. Russell could be better as a zone corner in the NFL. Team sources said that Russell interviewed well at the combine.

    8/17/15: Russell was suspended for the 2014 season for academic dishonesty. He was wise to return to school before going pro. Russell has some natural coverage ability and has been an excellent defender for the Irish. He is fast to maintain coverage with receivers in and out of their breaks, but also plays bigger than his listed size.

    Russell broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and helped the Irish reach the National Championship. In his debut season, he had 58 tackles with two interceptions and two passes broken up. Russell continued his strong play for the Irish as a sophomore. He recorded 51 tackles, one interception and eight passes broken up. Russell has the potential to be an early-round pick in his draft class.

  16. Ryan Smith, CB, N.C. Central
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 189.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Smith has been a late-rising prospect who has generated a lot of interest from teams. They like his skill set, and he had an excellent performance at the Combine. As a senior in 2015, Smith notched 51 tackles with eight passes broken up and two interceptions.

  17. Sean Davis, CB/S, Maryland
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 201. Arm: 32.38 Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2016): 3-5.

    4/27/16: Maryland's defensive leader started 40 games as a Terrapin and played at a variety of spots. Davis showed good run support and tackling with 88 total tackles in 2015. He also had three interceptions and three passes broken up. Davis recorded 115 and 112 tackles as a junior and sophomore, respectively.

    Davis held his own at the Senior Bowl and was competitive. At the combine, Davis ran faster than expected. He also has been excellent in pre-draft workouts. However, sources say that Davis has some bad tape from the 2015 season, and that will likely put him in the mid-rounds despite an early round skill set.

  18. Rashard Robinson*, CB, LSU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 171. Arm: 32.25.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Robinson is trying to buck the trend and make it in the NFL after not playing football for the majority of the past two seasons, but surprisingly, NFL teams are giving him real consideration. Sources say they view him as draftable in the late rounds when it is boom-or-bust time because the quality of the draft at that point is poor. Teams like Robinson's height, length, and his play before off-the-field issues derailed his career at LSU. The fact that teams view Robinson as draftable is a stock up. Some team could easily pull the trigger on him on Day 3.

    Robinson was booted from the LSU team and had an arrest for breaking into the apartment of former teammate Anthony Jennings. Robinson had filed a report with police in June accusing Jennings of stealing items from his apartment, so one can deduce that Robinson tried to get them back. Returning to college football somewhere probably would have been best for Robinson before going pro, but he decided to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

    8/17/15: Robinson has a physical skill set, but he needs to lock down more playing time and break out as a junior. In 2014, Robinson recorded 17 tackles with an interception. After missing the season opener, he started six games before a suspension cost him the final four contests. The suspension was for the broad "violation of team rules".

  19. Daryl Worley*, CB, West Virginia
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 204. Arm: 33.38.
    40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Worley had a productive final season for the Mountaineers with 49 tackles, 12 passes broken up and six interceptions. He had a quality sophomore year with 52 tackles, four breakups and three interceptions. At the combine, Worley had a surprisingly slow 40 time.

  20. Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 191. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Canady recorded 39 tackles and six passes broken up in 2015. He totaled 37 tackles, 12 passes broken up and three interceptions as a junior.

    Canady has good size and length for the press-man systems that are en vogue with a number of teams in the NFL. However, he allows separation and struggles to run with receivers. That was evident at the Senior Bowl, and it makes him more of a tools player to try to develop. Sources say he's graded out on Day 3. Canady ran faster than expected at the combine.

  21. Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 186. Arm: 30. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.33.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: In 2015, Jones recorded 69 tackles with 11 passes broken up and an interception. He played through a foot injury all season. Jones looks like a nickel competitor and special teams player competitor. He had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, but his sizes works against him. At the combine, Jones was very fast in the 40. He could be a backup corner and special teams returner.

    8/17/15: Jones looks like a slot cornerback for the NFL. He broke out in 2014 with six interceptions, 12 passes broken up and 36 tackles. Jones' man-coverage skills will be put to the test in Will Muschamp's defense. Jones was a backup prior to his junior season.

  22. Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 196. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Jones could compete to be a backup corner and special teams contributor in the NFL. Over the past few seasons, he gave up a lot of big plays through the air. Jones can allow separation and receivers make catches over him because of his height. The senior had 37 tackles with seven breakups and two interceptions in 2015. He had 13 breakups and three picks as a junior.

    Some media have Jones rated higher, but in speaking with teams, they were giving him grades on Day 3. He had a strong performance at the combine.

  23. Tavon Young, CB, Temple
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 180. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: Young is a gritty corner who battles receivers, but he is very undersized for the NFL. Sources say Young is really good at running with receivers and preventing separation but the size issue hurts his grade. He ran well at the combine. If Young were bigger, he would go a lot higher.

    The senior had 41 tackles with seven breakups and zero interceptions. In his junior year, he notched four interceptions and nine passes batted.

  24. D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.5.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2016): 4-6.

    4/27/16: White played well for the Yellow Jackets, and teams went to Georgia Tech to scout him. In 2015, the senior had 41 tackles with eight pass broken up, two interceptions and a forced fumble. As a junior, he notched 66 tackles, eight passes broken up and four interceptions. White isn't the biggest corner, but he's gritty and has ball skills. He had an average week at the East-West Shrine, but fared well at the combine.

  25. Taveze Calhoun, CB, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 192. Arm: 31.88.
    40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Calhoun had 39 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes broken up on the year. He had a slow 40 time at the combine.

    8/17/15: Calhoun was part of a talented cornerback tandem and a tough defense in 2014. He chipped in 53 tackles with nine passes broken up, one interception and one forced fumble on the year. It was his second season as a starter. Calhoun had three interceptions and 45 tackles as a sophomore. He also was a solid contributor on special teams.

  26. Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Some rate Boddy-Calhoun ahead of teammate Eric Murray. Boddy-Calhoun recorded 48 tackles with six passes broken up and four interceptions in 2015. The season before, he had a strong total of 51 tackles, nine passes broken up and five interceptions. Teams seemed to throw at him more than they threw at Murray. Boddy-Calhoun didn't have an impressive week at the East-West Shrine.

  27. Brian Poole, CB, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: In 2015, Poole had 40 tackles and 10 passes broken up. He was a solid defender for Florida, but gave up some critical pass plays and was the weaker cover corner compared to teammates Vernon Hargreaves and Jalen Tabor. Poole was the nickelback, which should be his position in the NFL. He had a quality week at the East-West Shrine. Poole did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: Poole had a strong 2014 season and came up with some big plays on the backend. He was a nice coverage safety who made some tremendous highlight-reel interceptions (see his pick of Jameis Winston). As a sophomore, Poole totaled 45 tackles with 10 passes broken up and four interceptions. He is thickly built, but has some athleticism to him.

  28. Lloyd Carrington, CB, Arizona State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 189.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Carrington recorded 53 tackles, six passes broken up and one interception in 2015. He projects more as a nickel corner for the NFL. Carrington did not impress at the East-West Shrine and did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: Carrington recorded 58 tackles with one interception, one forced fumble and five passes broken up in 2014. He was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention. Carrington had a huge performance against Notre Dame with a pick-six, a sack and eight tackles. He was a backup as a redshirt sophomore. Carrington started out his college career at Pittsburgh before transferring to Arizona State.

  29. Kevin Peterson, CB, Oklahoma State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 173. Arm: 30.5. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.66.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Peterson showed improvement over his time in Stillwater. As a senior, he put together his best season of consistent pass coverage and could get mid-round consideration in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, Peterson was destroyed in bowl season by Laquon Treadwell as he was victimized for multiple touchdowns and pass interference penalties. In 2015, Peterson totaled 42 tackles with six passes broken up and an interception. He had 59 stops, 11 breakups and two picks as a junior.

    Peterson had a rough week at the Senior Bowl and clearly needs to get stronger for the NFL. At the combine, his 40 time was terrible and really hurts his projection to the NFL.

  30. Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 186. Arm: 30.75.
    40 Time: 4.39.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: Seymour missed a few contests with injuries in 2015, but still managed to total 26 tackles with an interception on the season, though without any passes broken up. He ran very fast in the combine 40-yard dash to help him stand out.

    8/17/15: Seymour had a quality 2014 season with 49 tackles and 13 passes broken up. The junior was a solid corner for the Trojans. Seymour had one interception in each of the past two seasons. In 2013, he notched 48 tackles with six passes broken up.

  31. Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2016): 5-7.

    4/27/16: In 2015, Moreau recorded eight tackles and a pass broken up. He went out for the season early with a Lisfranc foot injury. It might have been in his best interest to apply for another year of eligibility to return to the Bruins before going pro. He did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: The Bruins cornerback is a tough and physical defender. In 2014, Moreau had 53 tackles with an interception and eight passes broken up. He had 51 tackles with four passes batted away the year before. Moreau needs to show man-cover skills as a senior.

  32. Corey Tindal*, CB, Marshall
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 182.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/27/16: As a cornerback, Tindal was a tackling machine for Marshall over the past three seasons. He had tackle totals of 60, 73 and 64 over that time. In 2015, Tindal also had 13 pass breakups and two interceptions. He broke up 12 passes the previous year. Tindal could compete as a nickel in the NFL. He did not participate in the combine.

  33. Tracy Howard, CB, Miami
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 184.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2016): 6-FA.

    4/27/16: Howard notched 28 tackles and four pass breakups in 2015. He did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: Howard played better as a sophomore than he did as a junior. In 2013, he had four interceptions and 35 tackles. As a junior, those numbers dipped to one and 20 respectively. Howard needs to show improvement as a senior.

  34. Blake Countess, CB, Auburn
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/27/16: Countess totaled 71 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes broken up in 2015. He's a limited nickel corner and special teams competitor for the NFL. Countess did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: Countess is a slot corner who is a graduate transfer from Michigan to Auburn and is eligible to play right away. Countess was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2013. That season he had six interceptions with 46 tackles and four passes broken up. Countess recorded 24 tackles, three breakups and zero interceptions in 2014. The new Tiger should be a man-coverage slot cornerback for Will Muschamp.

  35. Cleveland Wallace*, CB, San Jose State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/27/16: Wallace started out his career at Washington before transferring to San Jose State. In 2015, the junior totaled 44 tackles with seven passes broken up and three interceptions. He had 26 tackles, one interception and 14 passes broken up the year before. Wallace is undersized for the NFL. He did not participate in the combine.

  36. Wayne Lyons, CB, Michigan
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2016): 7-FA.

    4/27/16: Lyons had six tackles and one pass breakup for Michigan in 2015. He did not participate in the combine.

    8/17/15: Lyons had a lot of experience at Stanford and a skill set to work with. 2014 was a mixed year for the junior as he put together 30 tackles and three passes broken up, yet also had some games where he was beaten in coverage, and teams picked on him over throwing at teammate Alex Carter. Lyons recorded 69 tackles, two interceptions and two breakups in 2013. After transferring to Michigan, the senior needs to become more consistent in pass coverage in 2015.

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