The were thirty-nine CBs selected in the 2021 draft, as follows:
Round 1 - 5
Round 2 - 3
Round 3 - 8
Round 4 - 6
Round 5 - 6
Round 6 - 7
Round 7 - 4
The 2021 CB draft was incredibly deep with a ton of starter-talent available. Sixteen were selected in the first three rounds, which is great for any year.
The 2022 CB draft will also be solid, but it simply doesn't look like it'll be as impressive as what we saw in 2021.
1) Derek Stingley | 6'1 | 195 | CB | LSU
9/4 - UCLA - Stingley was great in pass coverage the entire game, until he got beat by Kyle Philips on a 45-yard crosser for a TD. What disappointed me more than the allowance of this reception was the lack of tackling on the back end. On a couple other plays, Stingley really showed no effort as a tackler, was even mauled on one perimeter run play for a TD.
2) Ahmad Gardner | 6'2 | 188 | CB | Cincinnati
10/2 - Notre Dame - The "Sauce" showed why he's one of the nation's very best CB, and why he could challenge to be a top-10 selection in the draft. He provided tight coverage and some attitude in his play. He locked down his assignments and even came away with an INT early on.
3) Kaiir Elam | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Florida
9/18 - Alabama - Elam had an impressive game. No matter who he lined up against, he showed the ability to turn and run with the guy while staying in his hip pocket. He played with great confidence and ability overall.
4) Andrew Booth | 6'0 | 195 | CB | Clemson
9/4 - Georgia - Booth had a great game. He locked down his man all night in pass coverage, and was excellent coming up in support as a tackler.
9/25 - NC State - Booth had a bit of a tough game. While he provided sticky coverage and was quick to support as a tackler, he gave up a couple TDs and some other receptions.
5) Trent McDuffie | 5'11 | 195 | CB | Washington
9/11 - Michigan - McDuffie had a very solid night. Michigan's M.O. was obviously to run the ball, but McDuffie had his man on lock, and did a fine job asserting himself in on tackles.
6) Josh Jobe | 6'0 | 190 | CB | Alabama
9/4 - Miami - The 'Bama secondary benefited from an excellent pass rush, but Jobe was very good in the game, had his man locked up when in man coverage. Aside from some allowances in off-man zone, his coverage was tight. He also asserted himself as a tackler.
9/18 - Florida - Jobe did draw two penalties, one of which was very questionable. Regardless of either, he played tight in coverage and showed that he could stick to his man no matter what route was ran.
7) Sevyn Banks | 6'1 | 200 | CB | Ohio State
9/2 - Minnesota - DNP
9/11 - Oregon - DNP
8) Sheridan Jones | 6'0 | 185 | CB | Clemson
9/4 - Georgia - I counted just one true reception that Jones gave up. He did a very good job posting his man up and staying with him through the route. His play was so tight that he didn't even record a tackle, as the opportunity didn't avail itself.
9) Mykael Wright | 5'11 | 182 | CB | Oregon
9/11 - Ohio State - Wright had a down game. While he showed off quick feet and the requisite speed to hang with WRs at times, he was simply beat too often, giving up his share of receptions. Olave had 8 catches for 117 yards, 1 TD. Much of this was against Wright.
10) Martin Emerson | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Mississippi State
9/4 - Louisiana Tech - Emerson had a good game. He routinely locked his man up, and aside from a would-be strip attempt on a crossing reception he allowed, there wasn't too much to find wrong here. LA Tech threw away from him the majority of the game, opted to pick on others instead.
9/11 - NC State - Emerson had a good game. While he did give up a 38-yard reception to Emezie on the sideline, it was very tight coverage. Aside from him letting his eyes get locked onto the backfield a couple times, he was very clean, reliable.
11) Derrion Kendrick | 6'0 | 195 | CB | Georgia
9/4 - Clemson - Kendrick did bite on a move which allowed an intermediate reception, but his coverage was more than adequate otherwise. He played the ball well and showed good ability as a whole.
12) Joey Porter Jr. | 6'2 | 195 | CB | Penn State
9/2 - Wisconsin - Porter had an excellent game. He locked his man down all game, only allowing one reception which was in soft off-man coverage. He played with good functional speed, was always able to keep up with his assignments.
13) Matt Hankins | 6'1 | 175 | CB | Iowa
9/11 - Iowa State - Hankins had a great game. He was great in pass defense, notching 2 INTs. He also had 4 solo tackles. He flashed the ability to line up at CB or SAF and be successful.
14) Noah Daniels | 6'0 | 195 | CB | TCU
15) Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson | 5'9 | 177 | CB | TCU
9/11 - California - THT had a solid game. While he technically did allow 2 deep receptions, he had blanket coverage against a very good pitch and catch. Throughout the game, he displayed the ability to stay on his man, allowing little separation if any.
16) Jay Shaw | 5'11 | 190 | CB | UCLA
8/28 - Hawaii - Shaw had a pretty quiet night, as he displayed plus coverage skills and overall speed, often shutting hiss man down.
9/4 - LSU - Shaw often had the unenviable task of manning up against Kayshon Boutte. While Shaw did allow a few receptions, he did show the ability to hang with the speedster, flashing some nice abilities of his own.
17) Tariq Castro-Fields | 6'0 | 185 | CB | Penn State
9/2 Wisconsin - Castro-Fields wasn't as clean as his teammate Porter, but he generally offered up tight coverage, was always close to the ball. While some receptions were given up in soft zone coverage, he was reliable when allowed to play tighter.
18) Roger McCreary | 6'0 | 188 | CB | Auburn
19) Jack Jones | 5'11 | 170 | CB | Arizona State
9/11 - UNLV - Jones had a solid night. He was seldom out of position, around the ball often and looked the part in coverage. He played bigger than his listed weight, not afraid to show some physicality.
20) Jermaine Waller | 6'1 | 180 | CB | Virginia Tech
9/3 North Carolina - Waller had an excellent game. He was targeted just three times, and only allowed one reception when he was in off-zone coverage. When in man to man press, he ran stride for stride on a go route, broke up the pass. On the other attempt, he stripped the ball from the WR in a possession battle and came away with the INT.
21) A.J Hampton | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Northwestern
9/2 Michigan State - Hampton had a solid game. While there were receptions given up, very little was due to his play. He generally carried out his assigned tasks well.
22) Chris Steele | 6'1 | 190 | CB | USC
9/11 - Stanford - Steele gave up a couple of receptions, but he generally had close coverage and faired much better than his teammates in the secondary.
23) Chase Lucas | 6'0 | 175 | CB | Arizona State
9/11 - UNLV - Lucas had a good night. He played with plus speed and quickness, was able to track the ball well and sick his his assignments.
24) Myles Jones | 6'3 | 185 | CB | Texas A&M
25) Shaun Jolly | 5'9 | 175 | CB | Appalachian State
26) Obi Eboh | 6'1 | 194 | CB | UCLA
8/28 Hawaii - Eboh's play didn't stand out as good or bad. Hawaii had little in the way of answers for UCLA's front/blitz packages, which helped the secondary. Overall, there wasn't much to work from here.
9/4 LSU - Eboh didn't see a ton of action, and when he did he allowed a reception on a post pattern. Overall he wasn't bad, but also wasn't really tested.
27) Allie Green | 6'2 | 205 | CB | Missouri
9/4 - Central Michigan - Saw limited playing time, not much to scout out.
9/11 - Kentucky - See above.
28) Tariq Bracy | 5'10 | 170 | CB | Notre Dame
9/4 Florida State - Bracy wasn't always out there, but when he was he held down his pass coverage assignments well.
29) T.J. Carter | 5'10 | 180 | CB | Memphis
30) Tiawan Mullen | 5'10 | 175 | CB | Indiana
31) Cordale Flott | 6'1 | 165 | CB | LSU
9/4 UCLA - Flott showed off very good quickness and speed to match. While he tried to contribute as a tackler, his lack of girth and overall size limited as much.
32) Rishard Dames | 5'11 | 185 | CB | FIU