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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Cornerbacks

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly offer their notes and rankings on the cornerback prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft.


The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes on the cornerbacks.
* - indicates underclassman


1 | *Trae Waynes, Michigan State

6-0, 186, 4.31

Andy Hart:Size speed combo. Smooth and confident in coverage. Playmaker. Certainly an NFL starter and maybe more than that.

2 | *Marcus Peters, Washington

6-0, 197, 4.53

Andy Hart:Physical and confident. Good length. Clearly enjoys man coverage. Makes plays. Plays run. Off-field issues, kicked off team.

3 | Quinten Rollins, Miami (Ohio)

5-11, 195, 4.51

Andy Hart:1YR FB after 4Yr basketball. MAC DPOY. Raw athlete with good ball skills. Playmaker and pretty phsyical. Very intriguing upside.

4 | Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

6-0, 188, 4.52

Andy Hart:4YR starter. All ACC. Skinny. Tackles. Lanky. Lacks elite reaction and quickness.

5 | *P.J. Williams, Florida State

6-0, 194, 4.57

Andy Hart:Aggressive to a fault at times. Physical and tackles. Blitzed a lot.


Eric Rowe, Utah

6-1, 205, 4.45

Andy Hart:3YR FS, 1YR CB. Quick. Aggressive. Physical. Decent tackler. Looks more like FS.

Josh Shaw, USC

6-0, 204, 4.44

Andy Hart:Solid size. CB/FS type. Former captain then lying issues/suspension. Decent break on ball. Strong tackler.

Byron Jones, Connecticut

6-1, 199, 4.52

Andy Hart:Former safety. Great combine. 37 starts. Captain. Little stiff at times. Good size. May end up NFL FS.

*Alex Carter, Stanford

6-0, 196, 4.51

Andy Hart:33 starts. Physical. Good size and build. Only average breaks on ball. Trails too much.

*Jalen Collins, LSU

6-1, 203, 4.48

Andy Hart:Good size and length. Never really full-time starter. Not overly quick or fluid. Not very physical. Doesn't locate ball all the time.

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

5-9, 192, 4.46

Andy Hart:Dec. ACL. 40 starts with impressive production. Small but fearless. Blitzes. Plass ball well. Smooth. Also punt return. Injury value.

*Ronald Darby, Florida State

5-11, 193, 4.38

Andy Hart:Track guy. Instincts? Physicality? Witness in Winston rape allegation.

Senquez Golson, Mississippi

5-9, 176, 4.46

Andy Hart:All SEC, led in INT. Short and fiesty. Plays ball. Tracks well. Former baseball guy who still wants to play.

D'Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic

5-10, 187, 4.45

Andy Hart:Likes to play man. Captain. Finds ball and a little feisty. Makes plays. Upside? KOR.

Kevin White, TCU

5-9, 183, 4.63

Andy Hart:Solid techinque. Good SB. On of slowest Combine 40s. Hits a little. Nothing special and speed concern.

*Jacoby Glenn, Central Florida

6-0, 178, 4.64

Andy Hart:Good ball skills and reads. Not fast. Jump in comp.

Steven Nelson, Oregon State

5-10, 199, 4.52


Ladarius Gunter, Miami

6-1, 200, 4.56


*Lorenzo Doss, Tulane

5-11, 187, 4.52


Charles Gaines, Louisville

5-10, 180, 4.44

Andy Hart:Frmr WR. KOR. Gunner. Sticky cover skills. Might be developmental slot option.

Doran Grant, Ohio State

5-10, 200, 4.44

Andy Hart:FB speed doesn't match 40. Decents reads and instincts. Willing to play the run.

JaCorey Shepherd, Kansas

5-11, 199, 4.54

Andy Hart:Former WR. Solid SB. KOR. Strong character guy. Decent breaks and plays ball. Doesn't always locate, though. Mostly off coverage.

Nick Marshall, Auburn

6-2, 205, 4.54

Andy Hart:QB going back to original CB spot. Project. But certainly has the athleticism to try.

Quandre Diggs, Texas

5-9, 196, 4.56

Andy Hart:4YR starter. Inside and out. Physical. NFL slot guy. OK tackler.

Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M

5-11, 188, 4.54


Craig Mager, Texas State

6-0, 191, 4.56


Damian Swann, Georgia

6-0, 189, 4.5

Andy Hart:Moved all over Dawgs' D. Blitzed. Nickle. Scrappy but not smooth in his game. Captain.

Imoan Claiborne, Northwestern St.

5-10, 189, 4.53


Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky

6-0, 195, 4.53


Bobby McCain, Memphis

5-10, 192, 4.56


Justin Coleman, Tennessee

5-11, 185, 4.53

Andy Hart:High points ball. Little stiff. Decent athlete. Avg. tackler. Below avg. reaction and breaks.

Cody Riggs, Notre Dame

5-9, 186, 4.56

Andy Hart:Fiesty and athletic Florida transfer. Safety experience and nickel.

Bernard Blake, Colorado State

5-11, 177, 4.52

Andy Hart:Skinny zone or slot guy. Not physical.

Bryce Callahan, Rice

5-9, 184, 4.49

Andy Hart:Muscled up. Plays ball well. High points. Good body control.

Troy Hill, Oregon

5-10, 182, 4.5

Andy Hart:Suspension/Arrest. Good breaks. Aggressive missile. Lot of off and zone. Plays ball well. Good change of direction. No fear.

Curtis Riley, Fresno State

6-0, 190, 4.52

Andy Hart:Former QB. Hits a bit. Decent size.

Jonathon Mincy, Auburn

5-10, 196, 4.52

Andy Hart:4YR starter. Not much production. Not overly quick in breaks. Not explosive. Decent tackler.

Julian Wilson, Oklahoma

6-2, 205, 4.58

Andy Hart:Big. Athletic. Physical. Not explosive. SPT at best.

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