Buster Skrine, Cleveland Browns
Coverage: 51/70; Run Defense: 7/15; Tackle: 7/15
The 2012 sixth-round pick played well in his first season, showing the speed and length to be an impact at cornerback. Green didn’t impress as a tackler or run defender, but he can develop there. In coverage, Green showed promise, but he allowed too many completions given his number of targets. While Green kept receivers out of the end zone for the most part, he has to be better at getting between the ball and the receiver.
Green was not ranked in last year's B/R 1000.
Coverage: 48/70; Run Defense: 9/15; Tackle: 9/15
After a promising year in 2011, Robinson took a major step back in 2012 and consistently gave up big plays to wide receivers. He gave up a league-worst nine touchdowns, and in 10 of his 16 games he allowed at least one reception of 20-plus yards. He doesn’t have elite speed, but he possesses all the necessary tools to be better than he played this year. It sometimes appears to be more mental than physical with Robinson, as he will too often be out of position or entirely misread a play.
Robinson was tied at No. 38 in last year's B/R 1000.
Coverage: 52/70; Run Defense: 7/15; Tackle: 8/15
Powers is a physical corner for his size and has a great punch in press coverage. He lacks the the top-end deep speed and the boost to recover when he is initially beaten. The former Colt has good quickness in and out of his breaks and adequate closing speed. He doesn’t shy away from contact, but he shows poor form on his tackles.
Powers was tied at No. 85 in last year's B/R 1000.
Coverage: 50/70; Run Defense: 8/15; Tackle: 9/15
Lacey has great agility and is very fluid in his movement but lacks the top-end speed to keep up with the burners of the league. He also doesn’t have the size to be physical at the line of scrimmage and isn’t able take much away from the bigger, stronger receivers he faces. On occasion, he will show good quickness closing on the ball. Lacey doesn’t show much support in the run game, and it is usually not good when a corner gives up more receptions (34) than he has tackles (30).
Lacey was ranked No. 100 in last year's B/R 1000.
Coverage: 52/70; Run Defense: 8/15; Tackle: 7/15
At only 5’10”, Skrine is small, but he has great quickness and can run with just about everyone. He has good ball skills but doesn’t have the size to compete for the ball with the bigger wideouts and struggles tremendously when matched up against them. He isn’t as fluid as you would like for someone his size, and he has some issues changing direction. Even though he racked up 72 tackles this past season, he doesn’t always wrap up and doesn’t have the strength to take down bigger backs in the run game.
Skrine was not ranked in last year's B/R 1000.