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Cornerback is easily the deepest position in the draft, as teams will be able to find quality players extremely late in the draft.
1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
While Claiborne may not be quite the playmaker that former teammate Patrick Peterson was coming out of LSU, he is much better in coverage than Peterson was.
Claiborne is a true shutdown cornerback who can get physical at the line of scrimmage, as well as drop back into coverage, turn his hips and run with the receiver. He also has great ball skills and the ability to locate the football and cause the turnover.
He's easily the best cornerback prospect in his draft.
2. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
While some might see Kirkpatrick switching from cornerback to free safety, I'm not one of those people.
Even with his size and physicality, Kirkpatrick can excel as a cornerback in the NFL. There are still areas that Kirkpatrick can improve, such as his footwork and sticking with his man downfield, but he is a violent tackler who can make plays.
Kirkpatrick will be a starting cornerback in this league for a long, long time.
3. Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
Gilmore is still raw in some areas of his game, specifically his footwork, but his natural abilities make him an intriguing prospect.
He is a plus tackler who can press at the line of scrimmage but also has the ability to turn and run with receivers. There is a quickness to his game that often gets overlooked, but that quickness allows him to recover and make plays on the football.
Gilmore isn't quite in the same league as Kirkpatrick or Claiborne, but he still has what it takes to start in the NFL.
4. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
Had Jenkins never gotten in trouble at the University of Florida, it's likely that he would be considered the best cornerback prospect in this year's draft.
However, because of major character issues, Jenkins is now looking at a possible draft-day slide that could keep him out of the first two rounds. If that happens, whoever drafts him will be getting an absolute steal.
Jenkins is a true student of the game, and as long as he checks out mentally, he has all the tools to be an extremely effective cornerback in the league.
5. Josh Robinson, Central Florida
It's highly unlikely that Robinson will get drafted in the first round due to the need to develop as a prospect, but there is still a lot to like about his game.
He is an ultra-fast cornerback who displayed good balance and footwork throughout his college career. While he isn't overly physical, he does enough at the line of scrimmage to get his man off his route.
It will take some time for Robinson to make a full impact in the league, but he has great potential and a high ceiling.