2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Cornerbacks



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 cornerback prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated April 20, 2019. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Byron Murphy**, CB, Washington
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 185. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.55.
    Bench: 14. Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2019): 1.

    4/20/19: Late in the process, some team sources said they thought Murphy would be the first cornerback drafted and could go in the top 20. Murphy is being viewed as a safer pick with more versatility and better character than the other first-round candidates, Greedy Williams and DeAndre Baker.

    Despite being a redshirt freshman in 2017, Murphy broke out with three interceptions, seven passes broken up and 16 tackles. He then played really well as a sophomore, recording 58 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defended in 2018. The Huskies fielded a secondary loaded with NFL talent in 2018, and Murphy was the best player of the group.

    The things that stand out the most about Murphy are his awareness and instincts. He does an excellent job of reading the offense and getting himself in position to make plays. Murphy is instinctive in his route diagnosis, aware of what the offense is trying to do, and reacts quickly. With his instincts getting him in position, Murphy shows good ball skills to break up passes or pick them off. He is very calm and comfortable with the ball in the air and displays a knack for timing his contact well to avoid penalties while breaking up passes. During his NFL career, Murphy could produce some good interception totals as he has good hands to snatch the ball out of the air and he plays the ball extremely well.

    Through defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake's coaching, Murphy is versatile to play inside or outside, which will help him to contribute quickly as an outside or slot cornerback. Murphy can play zone, off man, or press man. On the negative side, Murphy is skinny and his playing speed is above average at best. Thus, Murphy's thinner frame and speed would make him not as good of a fit as a press-man corner for the NFL.




  2. Greedy Williams**, CB, LSU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 185. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.37.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    4/20/19: Williams had a good combine and helped himself with a fast 40 time. In the field drills, he had some struggles, showing poor technique. Still, his physical skill set with length and speed impressed enough to have him in contention to be a first-round pick in the back half of the round. Some teams think Williams might slip to early Round 2.

    In 2018, Williams totaled two interceptions, 32 tackles and nine passes broken up. He would fit best in a press-man scheme. In that style, Williams could use his size and length to cover up receivers by running with them downfield. Williams has the straight-line speed to run in press man, and if he gets stronger, that would help him to be an excellent press-man corner.

    Multiple team sources say they feel that Williams is overrated. In speaking to team sources, numerous teams graded Williams in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. However, teams don't have 32 first-round graded players, so some second-round talents will get selected on the opening night of the draft. Williams is a candidate to be one of those players as he plays a premium position and has tools to work with.

    8/29/18: Williams broke out in 2017 with six interceptions, 11 passes broken up and 38 tackles. It was a great season for being his first year of playing time. When Williams doesn't intercept the pass, he is skilled at slapping the ball away to cause incompletions. He is a confident corner who really challenges wide receivers and quarterbacks.

    For pass coverage, Williams is a stand-out cornerback. The first thing that is obvious is his ability to run the route and prevent separation. Williams possesses enough speed to carry verticals and the recoverability to close gaps from breaks. He has quick feet and the agility to stay in the hip pocket of wideouts. On top of his ability to run, Williams has excellent height and length, which make it tough to get around him. On top of his physical skills, Williams has an impressive mental makeup as an instinctive player.

    The biggest concern regarding Williams entering his redshirt sophomore season is his weight. He is extremely thin-framed, and that is an issue that could weigh down his draft grade if he is unable to pack on more pounds leading up to his draft. Being so skinny is going to cause a lot of teams to have durability concerns because a lot of thin-framed cornerbacks have a hard time avoiding injuries in professional football. Big, strong pro receivers could also have success out-muscling him and pushing him around. Adding weight is vital for Williams.


  3. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 193. Arm: 32.00. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Bench: 14. Broad: 9-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    4/20/19: Baker ran a bit slower at the combine, but that was expected by scouts. He has slid some after not interviewing well with teams, plus there are concerns about his makeup. Team sources say that Baker will likely slide lower in the 2019 NFL Draft than where his talent level says he should go.

    Baker totaled 40 tackles with nine breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 2018. He decided to skip Georgia's bowl game. One of his interceptions was dropped in front of the end zone in a premature celebration on what should have been a 57-yard pick-six. That is a bad habit of Baker's, as he did the same thing in the spring game. Otherwise, he played well for Georgia, showing his cover corner skills and the ability to prevent separation. Although some sources felt that Baker's technique needs work as he initiates too much contact with receivers. For not being a tall corner, they felt his lack of speed was concerning as well.

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Baker checks in at 5-foot-11, and 183 pounds. He is said to run the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 32-inch arms, 8.88-inch hands, and a wingspan of 77.5 inches.

    Baker was very impressive as the No. 1 cornerback for Georgia in 2017. He showed good speed and athleticism to run with receivers and prevent separation. As a corner, Baker has some similarities to former Ohio State corner Denzel Ward. Like Ward, weight could be an issue, so it would be good if Baker could add some muscle to his frame to battle NFL receivers. Baker totaled 44 tackles with nine passes broken up and three interceptions for 2017. As a sophomore, he notched two picks, five breakups and 31 tackles. Some team sources have compared Baker to Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White.


  4. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 192. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.51. Three Cone: 7.31.
    Bench: 18. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    4/20/19: Ya-Sin started out his collegiate career at Presbyterian before transferring to Temple. As a senior, Ya-Sin totaled 47 tackles with 12 passes broken up and two interceptions. His best year at Presbyterian came as a junior, when he notched 49 tackles, eight passes broken up and five interceptions. Ya-Sin had a good week at the Senior Bowl and was very competitive. He ran the routes well and did a nice job of staying with receivers to keep them from getting open. Ya-Sin really helped himself in Mobile, and was solid enough at the combine.




  5. Justin Layne*, CB, Michigan State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 192. Arm: 33.00. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.51. Three Cone: 6.90.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad: 11-2.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: Layne started out his collegiate career as a wide receiver before being switched to cornerback. The junior totaled 72 tackles with 15 passes broken up and an interception in 2018. He recorded 40 tackles with eight breakups and an interception in 2017. Teams really like his skill set with size, length, and some quickness. Layne fits well as a press-man corner and has some natural ball skills from his time at wide receiver.


  6. Julian Love*, CB, Notre Dame
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 195. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.54. Three Cone: 6.72.
    Bench: 14. Vertical: 36. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Love recorded 63 tackles with 16 passes broken up and an interception. He played really well for Notre Dame and was an unsung hero of the defense. In speaking with team sources, they are mostly projecting Love to the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. They feel he is a polished corner who projects to being able to compete quickly in the NFL. Love showed some speed limitations at the combine, but he makes up for it in other ways. Love has tremendous ball skills and set Notre Dame's record for passes broken up in only three seasons - 34 starts, 39 passes broken up.

    For the NFL, there is a lot to like about Love but two things really set him apart: his instincts and his ability to play the ball. Love is an intelligent player who reads plays extremely well. With his instincts guiding him, Love does an excellent job of breaking on the ball to smack passes away or snatch them for interceptions. His ball skills are superb, as he shows recoverability and a knack for getting his hand on passes to prevent receptions. Love's instincts lead to him having good route recognition, and that keeps him in close proximity to receivers. Overall, Love does a nice job of running the route to prevent separation. He has the ability to play inside or outside cornerback and could be a good weapon to move around.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Love checks in at 5-foot-10, 189-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds. He has 31.25-inch arms, nine-inch hands, and a wingspan of 75.13 inches.

    Love had a strong 2017 season for the Fighting Irish, totaling 68 tackles with three interceptions and 20 passes broken up. Because of his size, Love is a better fit as a slot corner. He is very fast with impressive ball skills and instincts.


  7. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205. Arm: 32.00. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.47. Three Cone: 6.82.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: In a September Hot Press article, we surveyed team scouts on who impressed them during fall training camp, and Oruwariye was one of players mentioned. Oruwariye took that strong practice performance to the field, including making interceptions in back-to-back games to open the 2018 season. In 2018, Oruwariye totaled three interceptions, broken up 12 passes, one forced fumble and 51 tackles. However, team sources say playing-speed issues could cause Oruwariye to slide to the second day of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was solid, but unspectacular, at the Senior Bowl, but he ran faster than expected at the combine with a time that really helps him.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Oruwariye checks in at 6-foot-1, 203-pounds. He is said to run the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. His arm length was 32 inches, hands were 9.5 inches, and a wingspan of 75.5 inches.

    Oruwariye formed a tough cornerback tandem for Penn State in 2017 with Christian Campbell. Oruwariye was impressive with 28 tackles, eight passes broken up and four interceptions on the year. It was a big jump in ball production as he had one interception, one breakup and 23 tackles over the previous season. Oruwariye is a big corner who has some quickness, and if he shows the speed to run with receivers, he could rise over the course of the 2018 season and in the leadup to the 2019 NFL Draft.


  8. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson*, CB/S, Florida
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 210. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.48. Three Cone: 7.03.
    Bench: 17. Vertical: 36. Broad: 9-9.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    4/20/19: Gardner-Johnson totaled 66 tackles, nine for a loss, three sacks, two passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018 from mainly playing slot cornerback for the Gators. He played well overall for them and was a productive presence in the middle of the field. Gardner-Johnson is a solid tackler and has turned into an aggressive run defender. Some team sources feel that Gardner-Johnson is a better prospect than Duke Dawson, who was the Gators' slot corner in 2017 and a second-round pick by the Patriots. Gardner-Johnson had a solid combine and ran well in the 40.

    8/29/18: Gardner-Johnson was a solid safety in 2017, helping in the run game and in pass defense. He had 58 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions on the year. Gardner-Johnson flashed as a freshman in 2016 as a backup behind a secondary filled with NFL talent. Gardner-Johnson showed potential to also contribute in man coverage as he had with three interceptions over the final three games of 2016.




  9. Trayvon Mullen*, CB, Clemson
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 10-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    4/20/19: Mullen recorded 36 tackles with three pass broken up and one interception in 2018. In speaking to some team sources, Mullen is a love/hate polarizing prospect. The ones that like Mullen see him as having an early-round skill set, and there is no doubt that Mullen has a great combination of size and speed.

    Many scouts, however, were disappointed with Mullen's play during 2018 and do not feel he played like an early-round selection. Thus, multiple scouts told me they have Mullen in the mid-rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. Some who like him think he should go in the second round.

    Here is what one area scout who was down on Mullen said about him, "I just don't see it with him. I don't like his technique. I don't like his feet, and he got on his heels a lot. He gets off balance coming out of transition and looks tight opening it up. But he's long and can run, so maybe somebody reaches on him."

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Mullen checks in at 6-foot-1, 186-pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. His arms measure 31.25 inches, he has 8.88 inch hands, and a wingspan of 75.88 inches.

    Mullen is a physical freak who has a ton of athletic upside. In 2017, he totaled 42 tackles with three interceptions and seven passes broken up. Some team sources say that entering the 2018 season, his tape might be more of a second-rounder, but they think with his excellent skill set he could be a first-rounder and if he has a good season, he could skyrocket.


  10. Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 213. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.52. Three Cone: 7.01.
    Bench: 15. Vertical: 38. Broad: 10-9.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    4/20/19: Johnson totaled 23 tackles with four passes broken up in 2018. He was better than the numbers indicate, having done a nice job of limiting his receivers. The Wildcats had a good secondary in 2018, and Johnson was their best corner and reliable in coverage. His dependable play earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and he performed well in Mobile, showing the ability to match up against big receivers. In 2017, Johnson had 41 tackles with five pass breakups.


  11. Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 208. Arm: 33.63. Hand: 8.25.
    40 Time: 4.40. Three Cone: 6.81.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 11-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Johnson recorded 66 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions. He is a tall corner who may have to move to safety in the NFL. As a junior, Johnson totaled 45 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions. Johnson helped himself with a fast 40 at the combine.




  12. Jamel Dean*, CB, Auburn
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 206. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.30. Three Cone: 7.02.
    Bench: 16. Vertical: 41. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    4/20/19: Dean totaled 30 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes batted in 2018 while playing with a cast on one of his hands. Despite dealing with the injury, Dean was a solid cover corner for Auburn. He is a bit of a love/hate prospect in speaking to some team evaluators. Dean has some stiffness limitations and must go to a press-man team in the NFL. He helped himself with one of the fastest 40 times at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    8/29/18: Dean formed a nice cornerback tandem with Carlton Davis in 2017. Dean totaled 43 tackles with eight passes broken up and zero interceptions on the year. He was supposed to be a starter in 2016, but he was sidelined by a season-ending injury during training camp. Prior to Auburn, Dean started out his collegiate career at Ohio State before transferring. Advance scouts tell me that they feel Dean has a good skill set with upside to develop.


  13. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 211. Arm: 32.50. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.64.
    Bench: 17.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    4/20/19: Team sources are intrigued by Williams. Some said they have graded him in the third to fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Williams has excellent size to match up with big receivers. In 2018, Williams totaled 61 tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes broken up. He hurt himself with a slow 40 time at the combine.

    For the NFL, Williams is a press-man corner to play on the outside and line up against big receivers. Williams has very good ball skills, height and length, and is a good tackler. He does need to get more physical with receivers and use his length to jam them at the line.

    Infinitely more important than my opinion, or anybody else in the media, is the opinion of team evaluators. Here is how one area scout summarized Williams, "He's a big corner who lacks ideal movement and top-end speed. Very good ball reaction and strong finisher on the ball. Williams tackles well, but never uses his hands and length to press. Lacks good short-area quickness and mirror ability. Has a rough time staying phase in man coverage. Lacks vertical juice, but he's big with decent instincts and ball skills. Running well might have gotten him into the second round, but I think he's probably more of a [third-rounder] after posting that 4.68 time in the 40."


  14. Iman Marshall, CB, USC
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 203. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.50.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    4/20/19: Marshall notched 48 tackles with nine passes broken up and zero interceptions in 2018. At the Senior Bowl, Marshall played better than expected. He looks like a better fit as a zone corner for the NFL. He also might be a candidate to move to safety.

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Marshall is 6-foot, 202-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 30.25-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands, and a wingspan of 73.5 inches.

    Marshall totaled 52 tackles with 10 passes broken up in 2017. He played well, but not overly impressively for USC. Marshall had some struggles against giant Texas receiver Collin Johnson and turned in an ugly tape against Utah. Sources were disappointed in Marshall in 2017. They say he is a big corner and looks the part but was beaten far too often across the season. Not only did he have coverage issues, but he was flagged for pass interference penalties and grabbed too much.

    The talented Marshall became a starter as a freshman with an impressive debut in 2015. He had 67 tackles with eight passes broken up and three interceptions, including a two-interception game victimizing UCLA star quarterback Josh Rosen for those picks. Marshall stayed consistent as a sophomore with eight breakups, three interceptions and 51 tackles.




  15. Kendall Sheffield*, CB, Ohio State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 9.25.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Sheffield totaled 35 tackles, eight breakups and two interceptions in 2018. He had some rough performances late in the season, which illustrated that he is limited to only being a slot corner in the NFL. Sheffield suffered a torn pectoral at the combine bench press.

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Sheffield checks in at 5-foot-11, 187-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in a phenomenal 4.32 seconds. He is said to have 31.75-inch arms, 9.25-inch hands, and a 75.13 inch wingspan.

    The speedster Sheffield showed improvement over the course of the 2017 season, similar to teammate Damon Arnette. As sophomore, Sheffield totaled 40 tackles with nine passes broken up. He could easily be improved in 2018 given his year of experience. Adding a little more weight to his frame would also help him.


  16. Montre Hartage, CB, Northwestern
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.68. Three Cone: 6.95.
    Bench: 9. Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 10-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Hartage recorded 51 tackles with 13 passes broken up and two interceptions. He is a smart corner who has quality instincts and technique. Hartage also is a physical defender and a good tackler, but he could lack the speed and athleticism to cover in the NFL. Moving to safety might be the best plan for him. Hartage had a solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine, but ran extremely slowly at the combine and illustrated that he could be better off making the position change.

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Hartage checks in at 5-foot-11, 191-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 31.5-inch arms, nine-inch hands, and a wing span of 75.13 inches.

    In 2017, Hartage totaled 57 tackles with seven passes broken up, one forced fumble and three interceptions. That came on the heels of an even-better season in 2016, when Hartage recorded 60 tackles with nine passes broken up and five interceptions. He is a solid corner who is steady and reliable in coverage.


  17. Corey Ballentine, CB, Washburn
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 196. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.47. Three Cone: 6.82.
    Bench: 15. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 11-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Ballentine recorded 50 tackles with four passes broken up and three interceptions in 2018. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, but was not very impressive in Mobile. Ballentine had a better performance at the combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Ballentine checks in at 5-foot-11, 182-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds. He has 32-inch arms, 9.25-inch hands, and a 76.13-inch wingspan.

    Ballentine is a small-school prospect who has impressed NFL scouts enough to make their preseason watch lists for players who have the potential to go in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2017, he recorded 54 tackles with seven pass broken up. The previous season saw Ballentine total 65 tackles with five passes broken up and two interceptions. Impressing at an all-star game while going against better competition will help Ballentine. He also needs to add weight for the NFL.


  18. Hamp Cheevers*, CB, Boston College
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 169. Arm: 30.50. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.52. Three Cone: 6.96.
    Bench: 8. Vertical: 39. Broad: 10-2.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Cheevers was one of the most dangerous cornerbacks in college football during 2018, producing seven interceptions for Boston College. To go along with the picks, Cheevers notched 39 tackles with seven passes broken up. It was a big improvement from his sophomore year when he had 17 tackles, four breakups and two interceptions. Cheevers would be rated higher if he were bigger, but given his size limitations, he is likely to be relegated to the slot in the NFL.


  19. David Long*, CB, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 196. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 10.00.
    40 Time: 4.45. Three Cone: 6.45.
    Bench: 15. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 10-0.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: After recording one interception, eight passes broken up and 17 tackles in 2018, Long should have returned for his senior year, but he entered the 2019 NFL Draft. As a sophomore, he totaled 21 tackles with six breakups and two interceptions.


  20. Kris Boyd, CB, Texas
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 201. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.45. Three Cone: 6.94.
    Bench: 19. Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-7.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Boyd totaled 67 tackles with 16 passes broken up and an interception. Sources say that Boyd did not impress them during tape study and from watching him in practice. He really struggles to play the ball and has technical issues in coverage. Sources say Boyd had a lot of problems in practice going against Collin Johnson and Lil'Jordan Humphrey, two future NFL receivers. Boyd also had problems against Oklahoma, among other opponents, in 2018.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Boyd checks in at 5-foot-11, 193-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He has 30.25-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands, and a 73.5-inch wingspan.

    In 2017, Boyd notched 57 tackles with 15 passes broken up and two interceptions while forming a talented secondary with cornerback Holton Hill and safety Deshon Elliott. Boyd also played well as a sophomore with 51 tackles, five breakups and an interception. On top of being a reliable cover corner, Boyd offers some added value of being able to contribute as a kick returner.


  21. Derrick Baity, CB, Kentucky
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 197. Arm: 31.50. Hand: 8.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57. Three Cone: 7.06.
    Bench: 10. Vertical: 38.5. Broad: 10-7.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Baity had 37 tackles with seven passes broken up and one interception. He was solid for Kentucky, but faces some coverage limitations for the NFL. Baity put together a decent week of practice at the East-West Shrine. He has good size, but problems in terms of speed and athleticism.

    8/29/18: Baity is a tall cornerback with length who sources are saying could have been a nice value pick in the mid- to late rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, if he had declared. In 2017, Baity notched 49 tackles with nine passes broken up and two interceptions. He totaled 42 tackles with seven breakups and three picks as a sophomore.


  22. Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Moreland helped himself at the East-West Shrine, showing the ability to compete. Team sources say that they like the gritty style of play from Moreland and feel he possesses good instincts. They believe he has size limitations for the NFL, and they also have some questions about his ability to run with speed receivers. However, Moreland really competed well at the top of the route in St. Petersburg and was able to keep receivers close with quick reaction skills. Moreland could have gone from being an undrafted free agent to a third-day pick after his strong week at the East-West Shrine. Moreland did not participate at the combine.

    Moreland notched 56 tackles with 10 pass breakups and five interceptions in 2018. He produced even more as a junior with 68 tackles, 14 passes defended and eight interceptions.


  23. Sheldrick Redwine, CB, Miami
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 196. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.44.
    Vertical: 39. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Redwine did not get the attention of cornerback Michael Jackson or safety Jaquan Johnson, but Redwine had a quality enough senior year to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He totaled 64 tackles with 3.5 for a loss, two passes broken up, and three interceptions in 2018. Redwine had two interceptions, 59 tackles, and six breakups as a junior. He had a good week of practice in Mobile to help improve his standing with teams.


  24. Alijah Holder, CB, Stanford
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 191. Arm: 32.50. Hand: 9.50.
    40 Time: 4.60. Three Cone: 6.70.
    Bench: 9. Vertical: 36. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Holder had 58 tackles, 10 passes broken up and zero interceptions in 2018. He ran slowly at the combine, and that illustrates that a move to safety could be the best move for him in the NFL.

    8/29/18: Holder totaled 26 tackles with one interception and three passes broken up in 2017. He went out for the season early with a broken leg. Evaluators feel that Holder is a big corner who looks the part, but needs to get more out of his skill set. Staying healthy is also critical for Holder in 2018 because he has missed a lot of action over the past two seasons.

    Holder only played in four games in 2016 as injuries cost him nine contests. He had 10 tackles and six breakups his limited action. In 2015, Holder had 37 tackles with seven breakups and an interception.


  25. Ryan Pulley*, CB, Arkansas
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 209. Arm: 32.75. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.61.
    Bench: 11. Vertical: 31. Broad: 9-3.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Pulley was a surprise early-entry into the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, he totaled 37 tackles with seven passes broken up and three interceptions. Pulley missed the 2017 season after going down in the season opener with a pectoral injury. In 2016, he recorded 47 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions.


  26. Jordan Miller, CB, Washington
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Arm: 32.88. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Bench: 6. Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-5.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Miller totaled 26 tackles with six passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018. He is a solid corner who could fit best in a zone scheme. At the combine, Miller had a solid performance.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Miller checks in at 6-foot, 180-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 32-inch arms, 10-inch hands, and a 77-inch wingspan.

    Miller only played in seven games of the 2017 season due to a left ankle injury that ended his season early. Prior to the injury, Miller was having an excellent year, making 23 tackles, five breakups and two interceptions in those seven games. He had a combined two interceptions and 12 tackles as a backup behind Sidney Jones and Kevin King over the previous two seasons. On top of staying healthy and productive, Miller needs to add weight to his frame for the NFL.


  27. Jordan Brown, CB, South Dakota State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 201. Arm: 30.13. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.51.
    Bench: 13. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 10-8.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Brown has good size to match up against NFL wide receivers. He had three interceptions each as a senior and junior, with two in his sophomore debut. Brown totaled 71 tackles as a junior. He had 12 pass breakups as a senior and nine as a junior.


  28. Mark Fields, CB, Clemson
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 192. Arm: 31.00. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.37.
    Bench: 18.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: Fields recorded seven tackles with five passes broken up in 2018. For the NFL, he will have to compete to make a team as a slot corner. Fields did not impress at the Senior Bowl, but helped himself at the combine with a fast 40.

    8/29/18: Fields was solid for Clemson in 2017, showing some skill as a cover corner. He had 16 tackles with two breakups on the year. Fields recorded 14 tackles with four breakups and an interception in 2016. Fields needs to gain weight for the NFL. He might be relegated to being a nickel corner. Some scouting sources like Fields, although others aren't high on him.


  29. Ken Webster, CB, Ole Miss
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 203. Arm: 32.00. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.43. Three Cone: 6.85.
    Bench: 18. Vertical: 43. Broad: 11-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Webster totaled 33 tackles, two interceptions and six passes batted. He was a rotational player for Ole Miss and dealt with some nagging injuries. Webster definitely does not look like he has regained his top speed after all the injuries he has sustained. Webster helped himself by running faster than expected at the combine.

    8/29/18: According to NFL preseason data, Webster checks in at 5-foot-11, 200-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds. He has 33.25-inch arms, 8.75-inch hands, and 76.25-inch wing span.

    Webster is a bit of a love/hate prospect in conversations with scouts. Some sources feel that Webster has everything that teams look for with excellent speed, ball skills, quick feet and twitchy athleticism, plus an ability to prevent separation. Others aren't believers and were very down on him before he decided to return to Ole Miss for 2018.

    Webster totaled 29 tackles and two passes broken up in 2017. In 2015, he had 41 tackles with 11 breakups and an interception. Webster played well in 2017 despite not being 100 percent from an ACL tear and other damage that he sustained in the 2016 season opener that caused him to miss that entire year. Sources say there are major medical red flags being included in Webster's scouting report. He decided to go back to Ole Miss for 2018, and a healthy season while regaining his pre-injury form could cause Webster to rise.


  30. Michael Jackson, CB, Miami
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 210. Arm: 32.50. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.45. Three Cone: 7.12.
    Bench: 13. Vertical: 40.5. Broad: 10-10.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Jackson totaled 42 tackles with six passes broken up. Some have projected Jackson as an early-round pick, but in speaking to some team sources, they have graded him well into the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft.

    8/29/18: Jackson was only in his first year starting for the Hurricanes in 2017, but there was talk about him entering the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2017, he totaled four interceptions with five passes broken up and 43 tackles.

    Jackson has good height and length for battling big NFL receivers. However, he faces some limitations. When he was considering entering the 2018 NFL Draft, some teams did reports on him, and one team source said they had him graded on Day 3.


  31. Bryce Hall*, CB, Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Hall put together a productive 2018 for Virginia and was one of the nation's leaders with 21 passes broken up. The junior also had two interceptions with 62 tackles. While Hall assembled good production, teams targeted him and threw at him often. He had 47 tackles with nine breakups and an interception as a sophomore. Hall notched two picks and four breakups in 2016.


  32. Blace Brown, CB, Troy
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 194. Arm: 32.00. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.75. Three Cone: 7.33.
    Bench: 14. Broad: 10-6.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Brown totaled 44 tackles with six passes broken up and an interception. He then had a decent, but unimpressive, week at the East-West Shrine. Brown was extremely slow at the combine, which reinforced the view that he is not the same since suffering a knee injury.

    8/29/18: According to NFL team's preseason data, Brown checks in at 6-foot, 183-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. He has 31.25-inch arms, 9.5-inch hands, and a 75.13-inch wingspan.

    Team sources told me that Brown was a player who really impressed them in 2017. The junior had 33 tackles with six passes broken up, five interceptions and a forced fumble on the season. Brown showed good hands against LSU, snatching an interception at the end of the fourth quarter to clinch Troy's shocking road upset. Evaluators like his ball skills and instincts, but have concerns about the senior being a thinner-framed guy and how that could impact his pro career.


  33. Lavert Hill*, CB, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Hill totaled 13 tackles with five passes broken up and an interception in 2018. He should have returned for his senior year.

    8/29/18: Hill had a quality 2017 season for Michigan with 25 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and two interceptions. He is a thin corner who needs to add weight for the NFL. There have been some injuries that Hill has dealt with as well.


  34. Saivion Smith*, CB, Alabama
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 199. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.50.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Three Cone: 7.09.
    Bench: 11. Vertical: 33. Broad: 10-1.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: Smith had only one year of serious playing time at Alabama, but he turned in some solid production in 2018 with 60 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defended. Smith has versatile size and upside to grow. The junior college transfer started out as a starter, lost his starting spot for part of the year, and then returned to the starting lineup in Week 7 for the remainder of the season after Trevon Diggs was injured.


  35. Sean Bunting*, CB, Central Michigan
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.42.
    Bench: 14. Vertical: 41.5. Broad: 10-6.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Bunting totaled 37 tackles with five passes broken up and two interceptions. He was better in 2017, when he had five picks with 49 tackles and five breakups. Bunting recorded five breakups, 18 tackles and two interceptions in 2016. Bunting ran well at the combine.


  36. Jamal Peters, CB, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 218. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/20/19: Peters had 33 tackles with four passes broken up in 2018. He ran very slow times at the combine.

    8/29/18: Peters was generally pretty reliable in coverage for the Bulldogs in 2017, recording 23 tackles with two breakups and an interception returned 90 yards for a touchdown. As a sophomore, he had 18 tackles with two passes broken up and two interceptions. Peters notched 25 tackles with two passes broken up as a freshman in 2015. Peters is a big cornerback who fits as a press-man candidate for the NFL.


  37. Xavier Crawford*, CB, Central Michigan
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 187. Arm: 29.13. Hand: 9.00.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Bench: 11. Vertical: 37.5.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/20/19: Crawford had one interception and 24 tackles as a junior. He entered the 2019 NFL Draft, but he should have returned to school. Crawford is thin and needs to fill out his frame for the NFL.


  38. Lamar Jackson*, CB, Nebraska
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    4/20/19: Jackson totaled 28 tackles with seven passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018.

    8/29/18: Jackson totaled 38 tackles with three passes broken up in 2017. He has been a long-framed, steady cornerback for Nebraska, but he needs to show more ball skills, having totaled zero interceptions over two seasons.


  39. Nik Needham, CB, UTEP
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/20/19: Needham recorded 62 tackles with nine passes broken up and an interception in 2018. He did not participate in the combine.

    8/29/18: As a junior, Needham recorded 59 tackles with eight passes broken up and an interception. He totaled 54 tackles with 11 breakups as a sophomore after 38 tackles and five breakups as a freshman.

    Sources tell me that Needham has impressed them with his cover skills for UTEP. They say that while he is not a burner, he is an outstanding technician who beats up receivers at the line of scrimmage. Needham doesn't have a lot of interceptions because teams have throw away from him, but from watching him in practice, they say that he has good hands and ball skills. While his team has struggled, Needham locked down some good receivers over the past few years while being a 3-year starter. They feel Needham would be a good zone corner in the NFL.


  40. Kareem Orr, CB, Chattanooga
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/20/19: In 2018, Orr totaled 45 tackles with four interceptions and six passes breakup.

    8/29/18: Orr totaled 36 tackles with an interception and three passes broken up for 2017. He had a breakout freshman year for Arizona State with six interceptions while also chipping in 38 tackles and two breakups. In 2016, he recorded 53 stops with five breakups and one interception. Orr transferred to Chattanooga for personal reasons after his sophomore season.


  41. Clifton Duck*, CB, Appalachian State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    4/20/19: Duck totaled 51 tackles with five passes broken up and an interception in 2018.

    8/29/18: If Duck were larger, he would be rated higher due to his tremendous ball skills with impressive instincts. As a sophomore, he totaled six interceptions, 50 tackles and six passes broken up. Duck recorded five picks, eight breakups and 57 tackles during the previous season.


  42. Mook Reynolds, CB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): FA.

    4/20/19: Reynolds recorded eight tackles and one pass broken up in 2018 before getting kicked out of the Hokies program.

    8/29/18: Reynolds is a physical corner who will tackle and doesn't hesitate to get physical. In 2017, he totaled 70 tackles with one pass broken up, one forced fumble and zero interceptions. He had 64 tackles as a sophomore. Reynolds needs to show more cover skills, but he also could be a candidate to move to safety.


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