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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) 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. 

2) 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. 

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

9/2 - Indiana - Looked very good, provided sticky coverage, gave the QB limited options. 

9/23 - Notre Dame - Had a very quiet game, in complimentary fashion. Hartman opted to throw the ball elsewhere. 

4) Cooper DeJean | 6'1 | 209 | CB | 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.

5) 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. 

6) Nate Wiggins | 6'2 | 185 | CB | Clemson

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

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

8) 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. 

9) Javon Bullard | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Georgia

9/16 - South Carolina - DNP

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

8/31 - Utah - This wasn't the best outing for Marshall. He gave up a TD on the opening offensive play for Utah, failed to keep up with speed on an inside deep post. He showed better coverage skills as the game progressed, but didn't look like a top-tier CB today. 

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

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

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

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

15) Tahveon Nicholson | 5'11 | 180 | CB | Illinois

9/8 - Kansas - Nicholson was on point tonight, providing great coverage and eliminating his man on almost every passing situation. 

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

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

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

18) Tony Grimes | 6'1 | 197 | CB | Texas A&M

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

9/2 - LSU - Cypress had a very solid game, showcased his ability to run with WRs and stay tight in coverage. He played with controlled tenacity throughout this game. 

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

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

9/4 - Duke - Jones was generally sound, but did allow his WR to get open a couple times, but nothing major.

22) 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. 

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

24) Storm Duck | 5'10 | 190 | CB | Louisville

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

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

26) 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. 

27) 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. 

28) Duce Chestnut | 5'11 | 200 | CB | LSU

9/2 - Florida State - This was a tough outing for this gifted CB. While he provided tight coverage a number of times, he was bested by both Wilson and Coleman, unable to match their size and physicality. 

29) Cobee Bryant | 6'0 | 175 | CB | Kansas

9/8 - Illinois - Bryant had a very good game. He provided tight coverage, allowing next to nothing. He was ejected halfway through the 4th for targeting, a questionable call. 

30) Quinyon Mitchell | 6'0 | 200 | CB | Toledo

31) 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. 

32) Rayshad Williams | 6'2 | 205 | CB | Texas Tech

9/9 - Oregon - Williams had a costly penalty late in the game, tackling his man well into out of bounds territory. It arguably was what led to Tech's loss. He otherwise played well, was a stiff tackler, provided tight coverage. 

33) Deontre Prince | 6'0 | 180 | CB | Ole Miss

34) Aydan White | 6'0 | 185 | CB | North Carolina State

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

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