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Cornerbacks

The were 34 CBs selected in the 2023 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - Devon Witherspoon, Emmanuel Forbes, Christian Gonzalez, Deonte Banks

Round 2 - Joey Porter, Julius Brents, Cam Smith, Tyrique Stevenson, DJ Turner

Round 3 - Garrett Williams, Riley Moss, Mekhi Blackmon

Round 4 - Jakorian Bennett, Kelee Ringo, Clark Phillips

Round 5 - Darius Rush, Cameron Mitchell, Darrell Luter, Kyu Blu Kelly, Terrell Smith

Round 6 - Eric Scott, Kei'Trel Clark, Josh Hayes, Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, Christian Braswell, Jarrick Bernard-Converse, Tre Hawkins,

Ameer Speed

Round 7 - Jaylon Jones, Carrington Valentine, Cory Trice, Isaiah Bolden, DJ Ivey, Alex Austin

 

1) Terrion Arnold | 6'0 | 196 | CB | Alabama

9/9 - Texas - Arnold was solid overall, but his game was inconsistent at times, not always providing clean coverage. To his credit, he faced a very good WR corps. 

10/7 - Texas A&M - Was off in his coverage a couple times, but was good to solid for the majority of the game. 

2) Quinyon Mitchell | 6'0 | 195 | CB | Toledo

3) Nate Wiggins | 6'1 | 173 | CB | Clemson

9/4 - Duke - Wiggins held his own tonight, eliminated his man from being a viable target quite a few times. 

10/21 - Miami - Wiggins played with tight coverage the majority of the night, showing great skills overall. However, Colbie Young was able to get open on him  few times, winning the position battle. 

4) Kool-Aid McKinstry | 6'1 | 188 | CB | Alabama

9/9 - Texas - While he did allow a couple receptions, he showed plus play speed and the ability to hang with WRs. 

10/7 - Texas A&M - He got beat a few times, allowing receptions, but his coverage was always very tight. 

5) Cooper DeJean | 6'1 | 209 | CB/S | Iowa

9/9 - Iowa State - DeJean impressed, showing great functional speed, coupled with ball awareness and the ability to click and close on the  ball. He often drew Noel, a lightning-quick WR, whom he was up to the task in handling. He limited him to very short underneath options. He was also very active as a tackler, pacing his team with 10 stops.

10/14 - Wisconsin - Allowed a few receptions but provided tight coverage throughout the game. He also showed his ability to blitz off the edge in quick, strong fashion. 

6) Kamari Lassiter | 6'0 | 180 | CB | Georgia

9/16 - South Carolina - Had a very good game, provided tight coverage throughout the contest. 

10/14 - Vanderbilt - Looked very good in this contest. He often drew the talented Will Sheppard, but kept in check whenever they locked up. He showed quick feet, fluid hips, and the foot speed to stay sticky. He also chipped in with 5 tackles, was very good all around. 

7) T.J. Tampa | 6'1 | 198 | CB | Iowa State

8) Ennis Rakestraw | 6'0 | 175 | CB | Missouri

9/16 - Kansas State - Wasn't tested a whole lot, but he answered the call when he was. He used his length nicely to cover WRs. 

10/7 - LSU - Really flashed a few times in coverage and as a tackler, held down his assignments very well. 

10/14 - Kentucky - DNP

9) Max Melton | 6'0 | 190 | CB | Rutgers

10) Kris Abrams-Draine | 6'0 | 185 | CB | Missouri

9/16 - Kansas State - Had a great game, provided tight coverage throughout this contest. He took his man out of contention several times. 

10/7 - LSU - Had an outstanding game, locked up Nabers twice on throws his way, allowed just one reception the entire game. 

10/14 - Kentucky - Had another great, consistently provided lockdown coverage. 

11) Cam Hart | 6'2 | 205 | CB | Notre Dame

9/9 - North Carolina State - Hart had a good night routinely provided tight coverage and took his man out of any deep ball contention. 

9/23 - Ohio State - Had a very good game, kept his man in check while other CBs were picked on. 

10/14 - USC - Looked very good today, consistently locked his man up and was on top of the ball often in coverage and run support. He had 3 solo stops, 1 TFL.

12) Nehemiah Pritchett | 6'1 | 180 | CB/SAF | Auburn

10/14 - LSU - Pritchett had a very good game. While he allowed Nabers to get a reception with good YAC afterwards, his coverage was otherwise spot on. He's the reason Brian Thomas Jr. only had 7 yards receiving.

13) Caelon Carson | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Wake Forest

10/7 - Clemson - Carson had a very good game, simply wasn't tested as he had his man locked up throughout the majority of the contest.

14) D.J. James | 6'1 | 174 | CB | Auburn

10/14 - LSU - James was generally tight in coverage, despite allowing some receptions throughout the game. To his credit, LSI has a very good WR corps.

15) Renardo Green | 6'1 | 174 | CB | Florida State

16) Josh Newton | 6'0 | 195 | CB | TCU

17) Mike Sainristil | 5'10 | 182 | CB | Michigan

10/7 - Minnesota - He allowed the one TD from the Gopher offense, but was pretty tight in coverage. He was otherwise sound in all regards. 

18) Khyree Jackson | 6'3 | 198 | CB | Oregon

19) Andru Phillips | 6'0 | 187 | CB | Kentucky

20) Kalen King | 5'11 | 188 | CB | Penn State

9/2 - West Virginia - King provided tight coverage throughout the game, wasn't tested much. Aside from biting on a double move that result in an incomplete pass, he was great. 

10/21 - Ohio State - King wasn't horrible, but he simply couldn't hem up MHJ. The WR got open multiple times against King. His coverage was never too far off, but he missed the mark on his assignments overall.

21) Johnny Dixon | 6'0 | 191 | CB | Penn State

9/2 - West Virginia - WVU stayed away from his teammate King, opted to test Dion instead. Dixon provided tight coverage as well, looed the part throughout this contest, flashing a number of times. 

10/21 - Ohio State - Dixon had a solid game. He carried out his assignments well, was quick to help as a tackler. Other DBs were exploited, but he locked his man up more times than not. 

22) Jarian Jones | 6'0 | 191 | CB | Florida State

23) Chau Smith-Wade | 5'11 | 176 | CB | Washington State

24) Jarvis Brownlee | 6'0 | 190 | CB | Louisville

25) Daequan Hardy | 5'9 | 178 | CB | Penn State

26) Elijah Jones | 6'2 | 184 | CB | Boston College

27) Jaylin Simpson | 6'1 | 178 | CB/SAF | Auburn

28) M.J. Devonshire | 5'11 | 190 | CB | Pittsburgh

9/9 - Cincinnati - Devonshire was good in this one, consistently seen locking his man up and taking him out of contention. 

29) Tarheeb Still | 5'11 | 190 | CB | Maryland

30) Willie Drew | 6'0 | 178 | CB | Virginia State

31) Deantre Prince | 6'0 | 180 | CB | Ole Miss

32) Myles Harden | 5'10 | 195 | CB | South Dakota

33) Quinton Newsome | 6'1 | 185 | CB | Nebraska

34) Ja'Quan Sheppard | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Maryland

35) Qwan'tez Stiggers | 5'11 | 204 | CB | CFL

36) Jaden Davis | 5'10 | 182 | CB | Miami

37) Decorian Patterson | 6'0 | 193 | CB | UCF

38) Kamal Hadden | 6'1 | 187 | CB | Tennessee

39) Dwight McGlothern | 6'2 | 190 | CB | Arkansas

9/16 - BYU - Displayed plus coverage skills, provided very tight coverage on several plays. 

999) Denzel Burke | 6'1 | 180 | CB | Ohio State

999) Jason Marshall | 6'1 | 198 | CB | Florida

999) Jabbar Muhammad | 5'10 | 183 | CB | Washington

999) Zy Alexander | 6'2 | 188 | CB | LSU

999) Devin Kirkwood | 6'2 | 205 | CB | UCLA

999) Fentrell Cypress | 6'0 | 184 | CB | Florida State

999) Darian Chestnut | 5'11 | 200 | CB | LSU

999) Tahveon Nicholson | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Ole Miss

999) Sheridan Jones | 6'0 | 185 | CB | Clemson

999) Tyreek Chappell | 6'1 | 198 | CB | Texas A&M

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