2010 NFL Draft

2010 NFL Draft: Top Cornerbacks

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 17: Cornerback Joe Haden #5 of the Florida Gators sets on defense against the University of Arkansas Razorbacks October 17, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IMarch 31, 2010

With the 2010 NFL Draft just a month away, I will be highlighting the top players at each position in this year's class.

These are my top cornerback prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft.

1. Joe Haden, Florida

A two-time All-SEC selection and first-team All-American, Haden was a three-year starter for the Florida Gators and recorded 218 tackles, eight interceptions, and 34 pass break-ups.

Although he doesn't have ideal timed speed, Haden is easily the best cornerback in this year's draft class. He's a strong, physical corner with excellent ball skills, making him a player that could crack this year's top 10.

2. Kyle Wilson, Boise State

A four-year starter and three-time All-WAC selection with the Broncos, Wilson racked up 160 tackles and 11 interceptions in 50 career games.

Mike Mayock's favorite prospect of this year's draft class has shot up the boards this offseason. A true playmaker in the secondary, Wilson is a likely late first-round pick.

3. Kareem Jackson, Alabama

Despite never receiving all-conference honors in three years at Alabama, Jackson was a strong corner for the Crimson Tide, recording 159 tackles and five interceptions in 41 games.

A solid all-around cornerback prospect with good ball skills and football intelligence, Jackson has an outside chance of going in the first round of this year's draft.

4. Patrick Robinson, Florida State

Highlighted by a six-interception performance as a sophomore in 2007, Robinson four-year career at Florida State saw him record 117 tackles, seven interceptions, and 21 pass break-ups.

Robinson's potential doesn't quite match his production, but he's a high-upside corner that should find a home in the second round of this year's draft.

5. Devin McCourty, Rutgers

A three-year starter for the Scarlet Knights, McCourty totaled 238 tackles, six interceptions, and 27 pass break-ups in a 52 collegiate contests.

The brother of Tennessee Titans' cornerback Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty is one of this year's most athletic cornerback prospects. A high-upside player that could also contribute as a returner, McCourty is likely to go sometime in the second round.

Who are your top cornerbacks in this year's draft class? Share your thoughts on the forum here!



Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.

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