Justin Miller's Pre-Draft CB Ranking

After originally looking like a weak class due in part to several disappointing senior campaigns, the outlook quickly changed for the cornerback position after an infusion of underclassmen talent. As many as fourteen of these prospects could easily wind up as first day selections in what is one of the deeper cornerback classes in a while.

2005 Cornerback Rankings

# Name School Comments
1 Antrel Rolle Miami-Fl Physical, intelligent cover corner with excellent size. Productive the past three seasons and an excellent prospect. Also a tremendous special teams player.
2 Adam Jones West Virginia Solid cover corner continually improving his game. Displays both recovery and closing speed. Solid return specialist as well.
3 Justin Miller Clemson Shut down cover-corner with an excellent game. Offers a lot of different skill and also impacts the game as a return specialist.
4 Carlos Rogers Auburn Terrific prospect coming off a spectacular senior campaign. Possesses size, speed and intelligence. Best backed off the line of scrimmage or in a zone system.
5 Marlin Jackson Michigan Sensational athlete who has watched his play level off the past two seasons. Explosive, fast and flashes on the scene. Mentally hesitant as a senior and falling down draft boards.
6 Antonio Perkins Oklahoma Well-built corner with solid skill. Needs to refine the details of his game yet offers a lot of upside. Game breaking return specialist as well.
7 Corey Webster LSU Sudden cornerback that flashes the ability to shut down opponents. Can play in press or zone but coming off a disappointing senior campaign.
8 Bryant McFadden Florida State Athletic corner with good sized\speed numbers. Began to pull his game together as a senior and solid pre-draft workouts will further enhance his ranking.
9 Fabian Washington Nebraska Speedy corner with excellent cover skills. Undersized and not physical. Best backed off the line of scrimmage or potentially in zone.
10 Eric Green Virginia Tech Nice sized corner who made a major leap up draft boards after a terrific senior season. Fundamentally sound and fast enough to run with opponents anywhere on the field.
11 Brandon Browner Oregon State Nice sized, physical corner with exceptional natural abilities. Needs to refine his game and not yet there yet offers a good amount of upside potential.
12 Ronald Bartell Jr. Howard Athletic corner with good size. Flashes ability but suffered inconsistent play as a senior.
13 Kelvin Hayden Illinois Former receiver who made the switch to cornerback two seasons ago and is coming off a great senior season. Well built, fast and displays flashes of ability. Offers terrific upside the next level.
14 Dominique Morris Vanderbilt Terrific cover corner with a good amount of upside for the next level.
15 Darrent Williams Oklahoma State
16 Stanley Wilson Stanford
17 Cedrick Williams Kansas State
18 Alphonso Hodge Miami-Oh
19 Abraham Elimimian Hawaii
20 Domonique Foxworth Maryland
21 Derrick Johnson Washington
22 Karl Paymah Washington State
23 Ellis Hobbs Iowa State
24 Travis Daniels LSU
25 Scott Starks Wisconsin
26 Markus Curry Michigan
27 Jerron Wishom Louisiana Tech
28 Lamont Reid North Carolina State
29 Dustin Fox Ohio State
30 Daven Holly Cincinnati
31 Aric Williams Oregon State
32 Stanford Routt Houston
33 Eric King Wake Forest
34 Chris McKenzie Arizona State
35 Nick Collins Bethune-Cookman
36 Antwaun Rogers Purdue
37 Justin Perkins Connecticut
38 Ukee Dozier Minnesota
39 Lionel Green North Carolina
40 Lornell McPherson Nebraska
41 Dovonte Edwards North Carolina State
42 Dwight Ellick Notre Dame
43 Shirdonya Mitchell Missouri
44 Laroni Gallishaw Murray State
45 Mark Walker TCU
46 Leigh Torraence Stanford
47 Therrian Fontenot Fresno State
48 Bobby Keyes UAB
49 Marvin Ward Northwestern
50 Gabe Franklin Boise State
51 Chris Carr Boise State
52 Marcus McGruder Wake Forest
53 R.J. Oliver Arizona State
54 Markeith Knowlton North Texas
55 Ron Lee Northern Illinois
56 Antoine Harris Louisville
57 Cory Bailey Florida
58 J.T. Haskins Louisville
59 Kenny Stanford Duke
60 Cash Mouton La-Monroe
61 Dennis Davis Jr. Georgia Tech
62 Kevin Arbet USC
63 Earven Flowers Kentucky
64 Brandon Payne New Mexico
65
J.R. Ruffin Idaho
66
Leroy Smith Florida State

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