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1. *Dee Milliner, Alabama
What he lacks in straight-line speed and phone-booth quicks, Milliner makes up with smart, hard-nosed, instinctive play and a big, rugged frame for the cornerback position. He should go in the top 10 of the draft.
2. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Banks has a long frame and is a natural ball hawk. Like Milliner, he might not test well in the 40-yard dash at the combine, but his film in the elite SEC speaks for itself.
3. *Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
Rhodes is big and strong enough to manhandle receivers, but he is also quick with good feet and recovery ability. He might have a higher ceiling as a physical talent than Milliner or Banks.
4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
Coming from good bloodlines never hurts in draft season, and Trufant has them, as he'll be the third Trufant brother to play defensive back in the NFL. He's a good, smart athlete at the position, but not a very physical player.
5. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
Poyer isn't as tall as the other corners on this list, but he possesses quickness, solid tackling ability and great ball skills, in addition to added value as a returner.