2015 NFL Draft : Cornerbacks

Oregon

Last year, I did full scouting reports on players heading into the season trying to fortune tell their progression and the season they will have.

This year I’m just going to compose a list of guys on my watch list with notes on them I got from tape and info I gathered.

I’ve started with corner backs (Not in Order) :

Doran Grant

Senior

Ohio State

5’11 190 lbs

– Had better season then Roby in 2013

– Can run with the best of them . . Blazer

– Needs better awareness with ball in the air

Blake Countess

RS Junior

Michigan

5’10 185 lbs

– Versatile in man and zone

– Good Ball Skills

– Question his speed

Raymon Taylor

Senior

Michigan

5’10 180 lbs

– Made for zone reads his keys well.

– Not afraid to tackle

– Man coverage is not forte

– Tampa 2 CB?

Trae Waynes

RS Junior

Michigan State

6’1 183 lbs

-Physical Press

-Hands on you type guy

-Can force the edge.

-Michigan State breed these guys(Darqueze)

Eric Murray

Junior

Minnesota

6’0 195 lbs

– Plays Nasty

– Reminds me of Stephon Gilmore a little

– Very Grabby

– Can sit in a WR pocket when he gets it right

Josh Shaw

Senior

USC
6’0 190 lbs

-Note from 2011 when at UF “scared to tackle Trent Richardson”

– Has size and length

– Man skills but lacks the grit for his size

Marcus Peters

Junior

Washington

6’0 200lbs

-Great game against NFL WR Brandin Cooks

-Aggressive, love his demeanor at CB

-Man coverage is slick

-Oakland Boy.

Ifo Ekpre Olomu

Senior

Oregon

5’10 200 lbs

-Solid game against NFL WR Brandin Cooks

-Speedy and fluid with great feet

-Size is a question

-Great in Man to man coverage

Steven Nelson

Senior

Oregon State

5’11 195 lbs

– Lacks Top end speed

– Reads the ball well

– good effort against the run

Alex Carter

Junior

Stanford

6’0 200 lbs

-Good frame

-Great tackler

-Maybe better safety, hips don’t seem fluid enough.

Wayne Lyons

Senior

Stanford

6’1 195 lbs

-Size and length are there

-Lacks the feet to sit in zone

-Not as physical as size would suggest

Demeterious Nicholson

Senior

Virginia

5’11 190 lbs

-On the field a lot

-Lined up inside and out

-Seems to always contest

-Injury in 2013.

PJ Williams

Junior

Florida State

6’0 200 lbs

-Excellent plant and go

-Fluid with speed and length

-Top CB in draft class potential

Ronald Darby

Junior

Florida State

5’11 190 lbs

-Should be tested quite a lot with Williams across from him

– Slick movement skills

– Bigger WRs are a problem

Charles Gaines

RS Junior

Louisville

5’10 190 lbs

– Slight frame

– New to Position

– natural cover skills (from being a WR?)

– needs to sharpen up tackling

Merrill Noel

RS Senior

Wake Forest

5’10 180 lbs

– Plays with DB swagger

– Former ACC rookie of the year

– Return skills

– maybe suited to a nickel CB

Ladarius Gunter

Senior

Miami

6’2 200 lbs

-Prototypical size

-Gotten better each year at the U

-Not a Burner

-Very up and down play by play

Keivarae Russell

Junior

Notre Dame

5’11 190 lbs

– Started 26 straight games from true a freshmen

– Scrapper doesn’t mind the dirty work

– Fluid and has nice feet and hips

Josh Atkinson

Senior

Notre Dame

5’11 200lbs

– NFL pedigree

– Special teamer so far at ND

– lost 2012 to injury seemed to be still recovering in 2013

– Will he get shot at starting this year?

Cody Riggs

Senior

Notre Dame

5’9 180 lbs

-Transfer from UF played S in 2013

– Looks better when asked to play CB then safety

-Not good in deep zones

-Bites on fakes

Robertson Daniel

Senior

BYU

6’1 200 lbs

– Maybe be better suited to safety (played there in JUCO)

– Physical frame with length

– Interested in his 40

D’Joun Smith

Senior

Florida Atlantic

5’11 190 lbs

– Decent height with solid frame

– 2nd nationally with passes deflections with 20.

– Natural ball hawk with 7 INTs

– Competition a question

Lorenzo Doss

Junior

Tulane

5’11 185 lbs

-Flips hips with ease.

– Natural ball skills reads the ball in the air so well.

-Straight burner.

-Circle game vs Houston. Will face NFL Caliber WR Greenberry in a great matchup.

Byron Jones

RS Senior

UCONN

6’1 195 lbs

– A poor mans Johnthan Banks

– Suited to zone over man

– Decent tackler

Quandre Diggs

Senior

Texas

5’10 200lbs

– NFL pedigree

-Struggles with speed

– Might suit safety or nickel corner in NFL.

Kevin Peterson

Junior

Oklahoma State

5’11 185 lbs

– Liked him more than 2014 8th overall pick Justin Gilbert (mind you I didn’t have a high grade on him.)

-Speedster and natural athlete

-shows good cover skills but can improve

Damian Swann

Senior

Georgia

5’11 180 lbs

-Very inconsistent

-Not a flash run defender

– Can’t handle speedy WRs

– a good WR can set him up easily

Deshazor Everett

Senior

Texas A&M

6’0 190 lbs

– Don’t think he can man the outside in the NFL. Safety?

– Burned by Speed

– Roughen likes the dirty work

– Solid ball skills

Jalen Collins

Junior

LSU

6’2 200 lbs

-Been eyeing him since FR year.

-Has Prototypical height,speed and length.

– Solid cover skills but very inconsistent.

– Decent in run game not great.

Jalen Mills

Junior

LSU

6’1 190 lbs

– Eye on him since FR year

– Played safety most of last year, I like him at corner, where does he play this year?

– Good run defender

-Physical and in your face type

Jamerson Love

Senior

Mississippi State

5’10 180 lbs

-Scrappy

-Speed and hips to cover

-Needs to improve technique

-Does want you want against the run.

I’ll do safeties next.

Auburn CB Jonathon Mincy would have been on this list but he got arrested for pot recently so don’t know if he’ll be suspended.

Last but not least Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III is the best cornerback in college football.

Hope y’all enjoy,

peace.

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