1. Patrick Surtain II
Height: 6’2″ • Weight: 208
Watching Patrick Surtain at times can get boring because of how little he gets attacked. That of course of is a testament to his skill. Surtain is reliable in coverage and rarely gets too aggressive for his own good. He shadows receivers with ease and is quick to diagnose to plays.
2. Caleb Farley
Height: 6’1″ • Weight: 207
Assuming a team is comfortable with his injury history, Caleb Farley would be an easy pick in the top half of the first round. Farley possesses all the skills you want out of a cornerback. He’s a ballhawk with a strong swipe that can rip the ball out of most receivers’ grasp. Furthermore, he has great focus, instincts, and can break on the ball in an instant.
3. Jaycee Horn
Height: 6’1″ • Weight: 205
Jaycee Horn is a very active and aggressive cornerback who seems to always be around the play and has a knack for pass deflections. Horn has terrific measurables and displays great closing ability. His aggressiveness can be a double-edged sword, making him prone to penalties at the next level.
4. Elijah Molden
Height: 5’9″ • Weight: 192
Elijah Molden is an energetic defender who has experience at corner and safety. Molden is an intelligent player who is quick to diagnose and not afraid to step up and make a tackle. He may not have ideal size, but his instincts as a pass defender help make up for this deficiency.
5. Aaron Robinson
Height: 5’11” • Weight: 186
Aaron Robinson is a physical corner who rarely lets receivers off the line without a fight. Robinson is a reliable tackler and does a solid job shadowing receivers. He does get beaten with some regularity on more complex play designs and back-shoulder throws.