2017 NFL draft rankings: Cornerbacks

How many cornerbacks are going to hear their name called in Round 1? Figure a minimum of two, with a maximum pushing double digits. The quality of this class suggests the number should be in the eight or nine range, but depth often can cause teams to wait it out at a position.

 
Rank Player School Measurables
1 Marshon Lattimore Ohio State 6' 0", 192 lbs.
2 Quincy Wilson Florida 6' 1", 213 lbs.
3 Sidney Jones Washington 6' 0", 181 lbs.
4 Desmond King Iowa 5' 11", 203 lbs.
5 Marlon Humphrey Alabama 6' 1", 198 lbs.
6 Jourdan Lewis Michigan 5' 11", 186 lbs.
7 Jalen Tabor​ Florida 6' 0", 191 lbs.
8 Tre'Davious White LSU 5' 11", 191 lbs.
9 ​Gareon Conley Ohio State 6' 0", 195 lbs.
10 Howard Wilson Houston 6' 1", 185 lbs.
11 Cordrea Tankersley​ Clemson 6' 1", 200 lbs.
12 ​Adoree' Jackson USC 5' 11", 185 lbs.
13 Fabian Moreau UCLA 6' 0", 194 lbs.
14 Corn Elder Miami 5' 10", 180 lbs.
15 Cam Sutton Tennessee 5' 11", 182 lbs.

The top three (Lattimore, Wilson and Jones) are separated by a razor-thin margin. If Wilson churns out a strong 40 time at the combine, he may propel himself back into the No. 1 spot. Lattimore, though, belongs there—he already plays like a lock-down cornerback, despite limited college experience, and he packs a punch against the run.

Even the players rounding out the top 15 here are potential rookie starters. The physical Elder is tailor-made to be an NFL slot corner.

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