The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his top 10 cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft:
1. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, 6-1, 205
Finding flaws here feels like nitpicking. Future All-Pro will shut down receivers on the perimeter and drop his shoulder to stop the run.
2. CJ Henderson, Florida, 6-1, 204
Scheme-versatile cover corner who will match up with physical receivers and keep stride with speedsters going vertical.
3. Trevon Diggs, Alabama, 6-1, 205
Former wide receiver (like older brother Stefon) and kick returner has ball skills and instincts to generate takeaways.
4. Jaylon Johnson, Utah, 6-0, 193
Physical, long and athletic enough to play perimeter or slot press coverage, and gets good reads when off the ball.
5. A.J. Terrell, Clemson, 6-1, 195
Picked on by LSU in College Football Playoff title game, but he will be a coach’s favorite because of work ethic and versatility.
6. Jeff Gladney, TCU, 5-10, 191
Closing burst to erase separation and plays with a chippiness that could get under the skin of hotheaded receivers and bullying blockers.
7. Kristian Fulton, LSU, 6-0, 197
More inconsistent than expected from an LSU cornerback — loses more 50/50 balls than he wins — but willing to take an island and fight.
8. Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn, 5-10, 198
Stockier than the prototype but uses body to advantage in tackling. Surprising first-step quickness.
9. Damon Arnette, Ohio State, 6-0, 195
Made a big leap forward in 2019. By his own admission, he didn’t always see eye-to-eye with coaches, raising red flags.
Incredible 24 passes defended (of 44 career) in 2018. Why? Recognizes routes very quickly in zone coverage.
Terrell: Extra emphasis on game film — not just final impressions — in this limited pre-draft process is providing a boost. Good blitzer, and maybe early fit in nickel.
Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 188: Challenges every throw, so he makes and gives up big plays. But had second-slowest 40-yard dash time at his position.
Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech, 5-8, 187: Just as you would expect from an undersized overlooked recruit — plays with swagger, toughness and no fear in nickel.