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 Cornerbacks  

The were 37 CBs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - 4

Round 2 - 5

Round 3 - 3

Round 4 - 8

Round 5 - 4

Round 6 - 5

Round 7 - 8

1) Christian Gonzalez | 6'2 | 200 | CB | Oregon

2021 - 53 tackles, 0 INTs

9/17 - BYU - Gonzalez played an excellent game. He posted 2 tackles, 2 PBUs. He was very sticky in coverage, showed his ability to stay hip to hip with his man while playing the ball. He played with confidence, had a feisty side to him.

2) Joey Porter Jr. | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Penn State

2021 - 51 tackles, 1 INT

9/1 - Purdue - Porter allowed more receptions than a potential Round-1 prospect should, especially when going against the FA-graded WR in Charlie Jones. To be clear, Jones made a name for himself and will now be on several teams' radars. That said, Porter flashed very good play speed and overall quickness. He got a bit loose in defense on a few slant routes, but when working downfield he was great. He also asserted himself as a tackler, lowering his shoulder and making contact.

9/17 - Auburn - Porter had a great game. When Auburn found success throwing then ball, it wasn't at the hands of Porter. He consistently locked his man up, taking him out of contention. Auburn QBs wisely threw away from him.

10/29 - Ohio State - Porter gave up a few receptions and was a bit too physical, undisciplined at times, but flashed an amazing upside as a complete defender. He was sticky and showed he'll hit. 

3) Cam Smith | 6'0 | 185 | CB | South Carolina

2021 - 41 tackles, 3 INTs

9/10 - Arkansas - Smith was unfortunately knocked out of the game early. Up to that point, he was strong in coverage, showed some moxie in his play style. SC was clearly picked on as a result of him not being out there.

9/17 - Georgia - DNP

10/8 - Kentucky - With Levis out, this was an easy game for Smith, had his man on lock all game. 

11/19 - Tennessee - Smith had an up and down game. He was flagged a couple times and allowed a number of completions, open targets underneath. With that said, what he did allow were short passes, generally kept the plays in front of him, despite an allowed TD early in the game. 

4) Devon Witherspoon | 6'0 | 180 | CB | Illinois

2021 - 52 tackles, 0 INTs

11/12 - Purdue - Witherspoon had a great day of battles with Charlie Jones. While Jones was able to get receptions, Witherspoon provided tight coverage. He was flagged twice, however.

5) Kelee Ringo | 6'2 | 205 | CB | Georgia

2021 - 34 tackles, 2 INTs

9/3 - Oregon - Ringo flashed very good speed and overall cover skills. He allowed next to nothing, gave Bo Nix no options in throwing his way with any consistency.  

10/1 - Missouri - Ringo had an up and down game. On the upside, he showed recovery speed and physicality, was able to stay with WRs. On teh downside, he was too grabby and flagged twice, played too aggressively in that regard. 

6) Emmanuel Forbes | 6'2 | 180 | CB | Mississippi State

2021 - 59 tackles, 3 INTs

9/3 - Memphis - Forbes had a bit of an up and down night. While he was good in coverage on some plays, he got beat pretty badly a couple times, one for a TD. He also looked frail as a tackler. 

9/10 - Arizona - Forbes was a bit loose in coverage a few times, but altogether had a decent night, posting 2 PBUs. 

9/17 - LSU - Forbes had a great game, routinely shut his man down throughout the game.  

7) Eli Ricks | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Alabama

2021 - 11 tackles, 1 INT

8) Clark Phillips | 5'10 | 184 | CB | Utah

2021 - 61 tackles, 2 INTs

9/3 - Florida - Phillips had a very good game. While Florida moved the ball through the air at times, the yards were surrendered by others. Phillips held down his pass coverage assignments all night. 

10/8 - UCLA - Phillips had an up and down game. While he looked the part in coverage a number of times, he got beat at times too. He was challenged by deep speed. 

10/15 - USC - Phillips wasn't bad tonight, but he simply couldn't contain Addison, a WR that caught 7 balls for 106 yards, 1 TD. 

9) Cory Trice | 6'2 | 215 | CB | Purdue

2021 - 41 tackles, 2 INTs

9/1 - Penn State - Trice had an outstanding game. Regardless of who he was lined up across from, he provided very tight, on the hip coverage. His foot quickness, play speed and ball awareness was great. Washington and Tinsley form a very good WR duo, and Trice was more than up to the task. 

9/17 - Syracuse - Trice had a great game. According to my notes, he allowed just one reception for 11 yards, which didn't happen until the 4th quarter. Even as such, he had tied coverage against a perfectly thrown come back route. Shrader looked Trice's way throughout the game, only to progress pass him as Trice had his man on lock.

10) Tyrique Stevenson | 6'0 | 214 | CB | Miami

2021 - 43 tackles, 1 INT

9/17 - Texas A&M - Aside from his muffed punt on special teams, Stevenson had a solid night. He generally stuck to his assignments well, not leaving much for opportunities. 

11) Deonte Banks | 6'1 | 205 | CB | Maryland

2021 - 6 tackles, 0 INTs

9/17 - SMU - While Rice, who had 11 catches for 193 yards, shredded Maryland, most of the damage done wasn't on Banks. Banks flashed some good coverage skills, and often took his man out of contention. 

9/24 - Michigan - Michigan had little success connecting with its WRs, and Banks played a major role in that regard. He showed some plus coverage skills throughout the game. 

10) Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson | 5'8 | 177 | CB | TCU

2021 - 41 tackles, 2 INTs

9/1 - Colorado - Hodges-Tomlinson was solid overall, showing his ability to read plays and stay on the hip of WRs. However, his lack of size allowed him to get stacked up by the WR on one play in particular, showing that he's better on underneath routes vs. longer balls where the sideline and length becomes a factor. 

10/1 - Oklahoma - Hodges-Tomlinson had a solid outing. Gabriel often struggled to find open targets at intermediate levels, and this CB helped create that issue. 

13) Kei'Trel Clark | 5'10 | 179 | CB | Louisville

14) Cameron Brown | 6'0 | 192 | CB | Ohio State

15) DJ Turner | 6'0 | 181 | CB | Michigan

2021 - 33 tackles, 2 INTs

9/1 - Colorado State - Turner wasn't challenged much by the way of attempts or opposing talent, but he asserted himself well and held down his responsibilities real well. 

9/24 - Maryland - Turner had a great game. He played very tight coverage, consistently made his man work to get any separation. No WR did anything notable against him. 

10/1 - Iowa - Turner had a solid game. While Iowa had some success throwing the ball, it wasn't on Turner overall. he showed plus coverage skills and athleticism. 

10/8 - Indiana - Turner had an up and down game. While tight in coverage at times, he was taken by deep speed a couple of times. 

16) Mekhi Garner | 6'2 | 215 | CB | LSU

2021 - 31 tackles, 0 INTs

9/4 - Florida State - Garner had a couple slip ups, but was otherwise very solid in coverage. He had 6 tackles, 2 PBUs. 

9/17 - Mississippi State - Garner had an excellent game, eliminated his man all game. 

10/1 - Auburn - In complimentary fashion, you didn't see much of Garner on screen. He took his man out of contention multiple times, leaving other DBs to get picked on. 

10/8 - Tennessee - Hooker picked on several DBs in this one, but not Garner, who had his man on lock. 

17) Jaylon Jones | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Texas A&M

2021 - 35 tackles, 2 INTs

9/10 - Appalachian State - DNP

9/17 - Miami - Jones got beat a couple times, but he showed far more good than bad. He paced his team with 9 tackles, was quick to close in on the ball regardless of who secured the catch. He played with levelled intensity and pop.

10/8 - Alabama - Jones was solid today, chipped in with 3 stops, wasn't suspect in coverage. 

18) Garrett Williams | 5'10 | 186 | CB | Syracuse (Out for Season)

2021 - 52 tackles, 0 INTs

9/3 - Louisville - Williams did have 9 tackles, and came away with an INT in the end zone. However, I was disappointed with his play overall. He got beat a few times, giving up way too much cushion. His INT was a gimme, as the ball was poorly thrown right into his deep zone. He got bullied in the open field at times, as his lack of size and play strength was exploited. 

9/17 - Purdue - Williams had a bit of a rough night. He drew a 1:1 assignment vs. Charlie Jones, and gave up multiple receptions to the speedy WR. While Williams provided good coverage at times, he certainly lost the war. 

9/23 - Virginia - Williams had a nice bounce back game. He generally played tight in coverage, keeping everything in front of him. Armstrong had zero success going deep on Williams. 

19) Kyu Blu Kelly | 6'1 | 186 | CB | Stanford

2021 - 58 tackles, 2 INTs

9/10 - USC - Kelly didn't look too bad, but he clearly was no match for Addison, struggled to contain the great WR.

20) Jay Shaw | 5'11 | 190 | CB | Wisconsin

2021 - 27 tackles, 3 INTs

9/10 - Washington State - Shaw had an excellent game. Despite fumbling the ball after his INT, he was near perfect. Ward wisely steered clear of him throughout the game, as Shaw had his man locked up. 

9/24 - Ohio State - Shaw had a rough night. He drew several tough assignments throughout this game. While tight in coverage at times, he looked lost at times and did give up some receptions that hurt. 

21) Myles Brooks | 6'1 | 196 | CB | LA Tech

22) Riley Moss | 6'1 | 194 | CB | Iowa

2321 - 39 tackles, 4 INTs

9/3 - South Dakota State - Moss had a very solid game, held down his coverage duties well. While not challenged much, and drawing great help from his teammates, he did his job. 

10/1 - Michigan - Moss had a solid game. Michigan was very run-heavy today, so Moss wasn't really tested with any consistency.

23) Jakorian Bennett | 5'11 | 195 | CB | Maryland

2021 - 24 tackles, 3 INTs

9/17 - SMU - Bennet struggled today, had a tough time against Rice, who had 11 catches for 193 yards. Not all of this was on Bennett, but he wasn't sharp.

9/24 - Michigan - Bennet gave up some ground at times, but he also flashed some good coverage ability overall. 

24) Darrell Luter | 6'0 | 186 | CB | South Alabama

2021 - 20 tackles, 4 INTs

25) Tiawan Mullen | 5'10 | 175 | CB | Indiana

2021 - 19 tackles, 0 INTs

9/3 - Illinois - Mullen wasn't tested much, as he held down his pass coverage responsibilities well. To find passing success DeVito picked on others. 

9/24 - Cincinnati - Mullen had a decent game, but wasn't great. While he did flash a couple times in coverage, he didn't defend any passes against a team that threw the ball at will all game, amassing 350+ yards in that regard. 

10/8 - Michigan - Mullen had a decent game. He looked the part in coverage on a number of snaps, despite giving up some receptions. 

26) D'Shawn Jamison | 5'9 | 186 | CB | Texas

27) Starling Thomas | 5'10 | 196 | CB | UAB

28) Noah Daniels | 6'0 | 195 | CB | TCU

2021 - 6 tackles, 0 INTs

9/1 - Colorado - When in, Daniels was solid and dependable in coverage. He wasn't challenged much in terms of passing attempts or opposing talent, however. 

29) D'Jordan Strong | 5'11 | 175 | CB | Coastal Carolina

999) Nehemiah Pritchett | 6'1 | 180 | CB | Auburn

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

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

999) Bralyn Lux | 5'11 | 175 | CB | Fresno State (Out for Season)

999) Tony Grimes | 6'1 | 197 | CB | North Carolina (Transferring to Texas A&M)

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

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