2021 NFL Draft: Final CB Rankings

For the most part, pro days are finished. All of the athletic testing we are going to get has been documented. The proverbial hay is in the barn. It is time to finalize all of my position rankings.

Each position group is scored differently in my formula. I take into account my tape grade (70-75% depending on the position). I also factor in production at the collegiate level (15% for all non-offensive linemen). The other main portion is an athletic score (15% for non-OL, 25% for OL). I also assign a small bump for each position group based on the value of that position in the NFL. Quarterbacks get the highest while RBs get the lowest.

With that being said, let’s look at the cornerbacks. I watched 57 in this draft cycle.

FINAL CORNERBACK RANKINGS

TAPE PROD. ATH. TOTAL
1 Patrick Surtain, II Alabama 8.68 9 9.96 9.12
2 Jaycee Horn South Carolina 8.75 8 9.99 9.0235
3 Ifeatu Melifonwu Syracuse 8.4 9 9.7 8.885
4 Shaun Wade Ohio State 8.3 9 9.59 8.7985
5 Asante Samuel, Jr. Florida State 8.5 10 7.46 8.769
6 Greg Newsome Northwestern 8.4 8 9.66 8.729
7 Aaron Robinson UCF 8.25 9 8.36 8.579
8 Caleb Farley Virginia Tech 8.5 9 7.05 8.5575
9 Tyson Campbell Georgia 8.33 9 7.51 8.5075
10 Camryn Bynum Cal 8.25 9 7.8 8.495
11 Brandon Stephens SMU 7.6 10 9.2 8.4
12 Eric Stokes Georgia 8.2 7 9.38 8.397
13 Darren Hall San Diego State 7.8 10 8.01 8.3615
14 Paulson Adebo Stanford 7.65 9 9.56 8.339
15 Kelvin Joseph Kentucky 8.4 6 9.01 8.3315
16 Robert Rochell Central Arkansas 7.83 8 9.65 8.3285
17 Rodarius Williams Oklahoma State 8.33 7 8.13 8.3005
18 Zech McPhearson Texas Tech 7.6 9 9.08 8.232
19 Nate Hobbs Illinois 7.7 8 9.61 8.2315
20 Trill Williams Syracuse 8.25 7 7.69 8.1785
21 Ambry Thomas Michigan 7.75 8 8.97 8.1705
22 Marlon Character Louisville 7.5 9 9.05 8.1575
23 Thomas Graham Oregon 8 10 5.64 8.146
24 Tre Brown Oklahoma 8.25 8 6.34 8.126
25 Marco Wilson Florida 7.58 7 9.99 8.0545
26 Brandin Echols Kentucky 7.5 8 9.15 8.0225
27 Benjamin St. Juste Minnesota 7.7 8 8.12 8.008
28 Keith Taylor Washington 8.2 7 6.52 7.968
29 Jason Pinnock Pittsburgh 7.25 8 9.77 7.9405
30 Tay Gowan UCF 7.7 8 7.65 7.9375
31 Deommodore Lenoir Oregon 7.67 8 7.58 7.906
32 Israel Mukuamu South Carolina 8.18 6 7.05 7.8835
33 Antonio Phillips Ball State 7.25 10 7.05 7.8325
34 Elijah Molden Washington 8.17 8 4.64 7.815
35 Nahshon Wright Oregon State 8.2 10 2.44 7.806
36 Avery Williams Boise State 7.65 7 7.75 7.7675
37 Kary Vincent LSU 7.75 9 4.82 7.698
38 Olaijah Griffin Southern Cal 8.07 9 2.62 7.592
39 Shemar Jean-Charles Appalachian State 7.5 10 4.24 7.586
40 Nick McCloud Notre Dame 7 8 8.34 7.551
41 Isaiah Dunn Oregon State 7 7 8.93 7.4895
42 Mark Webb Georgia 7.75 6 6.3 7.47
43 Kiondre Thomas Kansas State 7 8 7.27 7.3905
44 Chris Wilcox BYU 7.1 6 8.79 7.3885
45 Shakur Brown Michigan State 7.75 9 2.71 7.3815
46 Mike Hampton South Florida 6.5 10 7.2 7.33
47 Bryce Thompson Tennessee 7.75 8 3.13 7.2945
48 Mac McCain North Carolina A&T 7 8 6.6 7.29
49 Rachad Wildgoose Wisconsin 7.29 6 7.22 7.286
50 Mark Gilbert Duke 7.25 6 7.19 7.2535
51 D.J. Daniel Georgia 7.75 6 4.33 7.1745
52 A.J. Parker Kansas State 7.6 8 2.71 7.1265
53 Bryan Mills NC Central 7.5 8 2.9 7.085
54 K.J. Sails South Florida 7.8 8 1.08 7.022
55 Jerry Jacobs Arkansas 7 7 5.81 7.0215
56 Tre Norwood Oklahoma 7.75 6 3.14 6.996
57 Lorenzo Burns Arizona 7.4 8 2.49 6.9535

Tomorrow we will look at the safety position.

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